Researchers Identify New Autism Genes

PORTLAND, Ore. – A new study published in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study was completed by the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, and is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Rogue River Burglary Case

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A local man is accused of burglarizing a home on W. Evans Creek Rd. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 32 year-old Jarrod Garwood was arrested after a search warrant was served at his home on E. Evans Creek Rd. Several stolen items were found during the search, investigators said. … Continue reading »

Indoor Options for Halloween

MEDFORD, Ore. — With rainy weather in the forecast for Friday, there are other options in the Rogue Valley for families to celebrate Halloween indoors. Below are cities listing different options for planning out your Halloween evening. Medford -The RRRink (1349 Center Dr, Medford, OR 97501): 7: 30 p.m. Halloween Game Night — Southern Oregon … Continue reading »

Intent to Fund Own School Services

EAGLE POINT, Ore.– The Eagle Point School District Board of Directors met Wednesday night to discuss it’s intent to withdraw from the Southern Oregon Educational Service District (SOESD). The deadline to submit notice of intent is fast approaching on Nov. 1. The Grants Pass School District already made this decision, but SOESD Superintendent, Scott Perry, … Continue reading »

Restaurant Impossible Coming to Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – National makeover show Restaurant Impossible is coming to Ashland to work it’s TV magic on Mystic Treats. According to the restaurant’s owners, the show’s host, Robert Irvine, and his crew will be at the location on Ashland St. in the Tolman Creek Shopping Plaza on Tuesday Nov. 4 and Wednesday Nov. 5 … Continue reading »

Budget Woes Plague County Sheriff

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – On Monday November 3, four Sheriff’s deputies will be returning to streets of Josephine County. Last June, County Commissioners approved a request to defer a $141,000 roads fund repayment, and borrow about $513,000 from a contingency fund, to fill positions at the jail that were being covered by Sheriff’s deputies. Recruitment for those positions began … Continue reading »

Merkley Headed Back to Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – Sen. Jeff Merkley’s “Jobs & Opportunity Tour” will visit seven towns throughout Southern Oregon today as part of his 50-town tour to get out the vote. Schedule for Wednesday, October 29: Fort Klamath – 8:30 AM – Cheri and Paul Little’s Ranch, 48080 McQuiston Road, Fort Klamath, OR 97626 Ashland – 11:30 … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Kimberly Jostad

MEDFORD, Ore.– Several community members have been practicing for weeks, preparing for the annual “Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars” competition. Now in just about a week and a half , they will lace up their shoes and compete for the “Shining Star Award”; all while raising money for sparrow clubs. Each night until the … Continue reading »

New Gas Tax Taken for a Test Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — When drivers head to the gas pump, they’re currently shelling out a 30 cent tax for every gallon of gas. That money goes directly to ODOT to help improve roads and complete construction projects. The gas tax adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars a year, but ODOT officials said this … Continue reading »

10 Year-Old Hit by Car in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A 10 year-old boy was taken to the hospital early this morning, after being struck by a car while crossing at an intersection. Witnesses said the boy was looking both ways at the intersection of Parkdale Dr. and Golden Park Dr. before stepping in front of an oncoming vehicle. According to … Continue reading »

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