Protest Planned at Medford Walmart

MEDFORD, Ore. – A public rally is planned on Thanksgiving Day at the Walmart Supercenter on Center Dr., as workers press the company to commit to paying a higher wage, institute a new scheduling policy and upgrade protections for pregnant workers. The event comes as some workers at the Walmart in Klamath Falls plan a three day strike, opposing what they say is … Continue reading »

Rally Highlights Divide Over Ferguson

MEDFORD, Ore. – People have gathered in Vogel Plaza on Central Ave. to show support for Michael Brown and his family. About 30 people rallied Tuesday afternoon, chanting and drumming in support of Brown’s family. Those driving by were largely honking and yelling support for Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is the Ferguson, Missouri police officer … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Car Crash Death

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly motor vehicle crash in the 400 Block of Azalea Dr. On Monday November 24 at about 2:15 P.M., police received reports of a 1997 Oldsmobile sedan that left the road and immediately caught fire with the driver trapped inside. According to officials, … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Prohibition

  Grants Pass, Ore.–The passage earlier this month of a statewide ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana comes almost exactly a hundred years since the prohibition of alcohol.  Oregon was one of the first states to outlaw alcohol. But by the time Oregon voters got a chance to vote whether to outlaw alcoholic beverages, some southern … Continue reading »

Chimney Blamed for Fire in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Rural/Metro Fire confirms a chimney fire started a house fire in the 3,400 block of Elk Lane. Fire Crews were called out at 2:35 A.M. Tuesday after the property owner reported being awakened by the smoke alarm, and seeing a red glow where the wood stove pipe went into the wall … Continue reading »

ER Visits Reach All-Time High

MEDFORD, Ore. – Emergency room visits are at an all-time high. New data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows there have been 140 million in the past year, and that number is expected to increase. Hospitals in the area said the main reason for the increase in patients visiting the emergency room … Continue reading »

District Attorney Vacancy in JoCo

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon’s governor is searching for the next district attorney for Josephine County. With only a few months left until the current District Attorney Stephen Campbell leaves office, time is running out to find a replacement. Two years into his third term, Campbell said “I just decided it was time” to step … Continue reading »

Another Admits Guilt in Iron 44 Crash

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new development was released on Monday in the deadly Iron 44 helicopter crash that killed 9 people in 2008. Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced another former Carson Helicopters official is admitting guilt to criminal charges for lying about the aircraft’s safety. Steven Metheny, 44, of Medford, Oregon pleaded guilty to … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Launches Funding Campaign

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland launched “The Next 50 Years of Mt. Ashland” Campaign Monday. The Campaign will raise funds to be used to improve services and create more events at the Southern Oregon community ski area. The Campaign officially launched on indiegogo.com a crowd-funding website. The indiegogo launch is part of a broader effort … Continue reading »

Crews Investigating 2nd Alarm House Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Crews are investigating a structure fire that damaged the attic and roof of a home on the 100 block of Pinecrest Terrace. It happened Monday at about 10:50 AM. According to reports, firefighters from Ashland Fire and Rescue and Jackson County Fire District #5 arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the roof … Continue reading »

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