Kasey Kershner

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Name: Kasey Kershner
Date registered: March 3, 2014

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  1. First Day for SOU Students This Year — September 29, 2014
  2. Gender-Neutral Homecoming Royals Chosen — September 29, 2014
  3. Police Continue Boles Fire Investigation — September 26, 2014
  4. Weed Elementary Hopes To Re-Open Tuesday — September 17, 2014
  5. Smokey; Poor Air Quality in Weed, Ca — September 17, 2014

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Serial Arsonist Sentenced to 3+ Years

MEDFORD, Ore. — A serial arsonist will face more than three years in prison after he pled guilty for first degree arson in Jackson County court today. Manoah Hall appeared in court this morning. He pleaded “no contest” to the Thomas Road Fire and received 25 months in prison. He also pleaded “no contest” to … Continue reading »

Woman Finds Green Substance on Chicken

MEDFORD, Ore. –  After a routine trip to a Medford Safeway store, a Shady Cove woman noticed something strange when she arrived home with her groceries. Stacey Jentzsch found a strange blue-green substance on a chicken breast she had just purchased. Jentzsch filed a complaint with the Medford Safeway, and then with Safeway’s corporate office but … Continue reading »

White City VA Holds ‘Stand Down’ Event

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Wednesday morning veterans from all over Southern Oregon will be “standing down” at the veterans facility in White City. The event is designed to provide help for veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life, but this year’s event will be different from years past. Cutbacks at the VA mean the agency will … Continue reading »

Communities Evaluate Summer Water Usage

MEDFORD, Ore. — After a summer plagued by drought, the Medford Water Commission is taking a first look at summer water usage for this year. The agency says the city used noticeably less water than average, after highlighting drought conditions in notices and newsletters. The commission says it expected the community to use more than … Continue reading »

Schools Target Parent Involvement

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford schools have been in session for about a week, and the new superintendent has put emphasis on children finding their place in school. Dr. Brian Shumate also says every parent should have a place as well. In an open letter to parents from Shumate, he said, “It’s all part of our … Continue reading »

OLCC Looks At Marijuana Taxes

MEDFORD, Ore. – Measure 91 is a controversial topic on the November ballot, one which could cost the state, and bring in money. If recreational pot is legalized, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will be in charge or taxing it. In Colorado, the recreational marijuana taxing process has not been nearly as successful as state … Continue reading »

District Trains Kids in Active Shooters

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — This year, teachers are using unique methods like picture books to teach kids tools for active shooter scenarios. The program is called ALICE training. ALICE stands for Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Administrators and teachers were trained in active shooter scenarios over the summer. Now they are going to be passing … Continue reading »

New Evacuations for Happy Camp Complex

HAPPY CAMP, Ore.– The fire burning at the Happy Camp Complex jumped the Klamath River and is within just a couple miles of hundreds of homes. Fire officials said they expected fire activity to get worse with increasing winds and dry fuels. Now their mission is to protect the 695 homes people are living in, and … Continue reading »

DC-10′s Fight Local Fires Out of MFR

MEDFORD, Ore. — The largest air tankers in the country were both at the Medford Air Tanker base on Monday as they fought the fast-growing Happy Camp Complex. While these tankers are top of the line for fire resources. Fire officials say they are also not cheap. Each flight costs about about 38,000 dollars, 25,000 … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex 62,000 Acres

NEAR SEIAD VALLEY, Calif. — The fires in Northern California continue to grow with the Happy Camp Complex expanding roughly 4500 acres overnight More than 2000 firefighters on the complex still have a big job ahead of them. On Friday, erratic winds hurled smoke and embers into the air and helped the fires grow by about … Continue reading »

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