New Jackson County Health Building

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Health and Human Services is preparing to move into a brand new building on Holly Street in downtown Medford. The new building took years of planning, and millions in county funds. Jackson County officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning and gave a first look into the new … Continue reading »

12 Scams of Xmas: Malicous Software

MEDFORD, Ore.– Our society basically has the world at our fingertips with the amount of information we can gather and store on computers and mobile devices. It increases the chance for digital crooks to gain that often sensitive information or completely disrupt our computers. Tech experts said it is often done through what is broadly called … Continue reading »

Bars Preparing to Watch the Raiders

MEDFORD, Ore.– As the Southern Oregon Raiders prepare themselves for the big game Friday, local businesses are getting ready for the crowds. The NAIA National Championships game begins at noon on ESPN-U. Several bars and restaurants across Southern Oregon are showing the game. Here is a list of the places we know so far: Ashland: … Continue reading »

Vigil to Bring Hannah Home

  ASHLAND, Ore., — Hannah Thomas-Garner was last seen at a house party on November 29. More than two weeks after her disappearance family and friends gathered in the Ashland Plaza for a vigil.   Candles were provided and people were given the opportunity to say a few words about Hannah, their hope for her … Continue reading »

Electronic Recycling Rules Change Jan.1

SALEM, Ore.– Starting January first, computer keyboards and mice and printers will be added to the list of recyclable items. It is part of Oregon E-Cycles, a statewide program that provides free recycling of all brands of computers, monitors and Tvs. In 2011, a senate bill changed the current limitations on recycling those additional electronics. … Continue reading »

Sony Cancels Release of The Interview

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sony announced Wednesday afternoon that the planned release of “The Interview” on Christmas Day has been cancelled. The move comes after most of the country’s largest theater chains decided not to show the movie due to threats of a September 11th-type attack from anonymous hackers. The comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco … Continue reading »

CONSUMER REPORTS: GAMING SYSTEM CONSOLES

WHICH GAMING SYSTEM TO GIVE? Gaming consoles make a great gift. Besides playing video games, the high-end consoles can stream video, surf the Web, and help you get in shape. Consumer Reports gaming experts checked out the Xbox One from Microsoft, the Nintendo Wii U, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and newcomer LeapTV from LeapFrog. Leap TV … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

Police Shooting Suspect Sentenced

MEDFORD, Ore.– One of the Idaho fugitives who Medford Police said stole a truck and found themselves in a shootout with police, will spend nearly six years in prison. Wayne Pearson was sentenced, Wednesday, after he plead no contest to charges. Pearson is one of two Idaho fugitives accused of trying to ram Medford Police … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Sets 2014 Ski Season Open

ASHLAND, OR – Mt. Ashland will open for ski season on Friday December 19th for the first time in 20 months. The ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chair lift starting on Friday at 9:00 AM. A decision about next week’s operations will be decided over the weekend. Recent snow has built a … Continue reading »

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