The Ashland Wire for Friday October 28



Woman Nabs Burgular with Surveillance App [Paywall]

Daily Tidings:

Nancy Buffington was at a car dealership in downtown Medford getting her oil changed when her phone alerted her a man was burglarizing her Ashland home. The alert was the culmination of a carefully laid plan and detective work on Buffington’s part after she grew suspicious that an employee of her Cascade Shuttle taxi company was repeatedly entering her house and stealing money. She said she previously filed a police report about her suspicions but wanted evidence of a crime.

Nothing like taking matters into your own hands!

Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

New York Times:

The surprise acquittals of all seven defendants in Federal District Court were a blow to government prosecutors, who had argued that the Bundys and five of their followers used force and threats of violence to occupy the reserve. But the jury appeared swayed by the defendants’ contention that they were protesting government overreach and posed no threat to the public.

In a sign of the tension that ran through the trial, Ammon Bundy’s lawyer, Marcus R. Mumford, frustrated that the Bundys were not being released, was restrained by four United States marshals after an outburst.

Dismissed juror and then a day later an acquittal. Not sure if that is what the judge intended when she called it a “new start” the other day.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry President to Speak at ScienceWorks [Paywall]

Mail Tribune:

The luncheon benefits ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum’s education programs that serve more than 7,000 school children every year from nine counties in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

ScienceWorks is a huge asset to Ashland. I’m happy to see them serving so many kids and communities. Kudos to them for offering a free lunch to boot!

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