Child Abuse Awareness in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Child Abuse Network, known as “CAN”, is hoping to raise awareness about the realities and prevalence of child abuse in southern Oregon. Today, people gathered in Alba Park for the 6th annual event that shares personal stories from local victims as a way to raise awareness. 565 pennies were placed along … Continue reading »

Students Learn Farm to Market Concept

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Farm to Market Nutrition Fair stopped by Mountain View Elementary School Thursday. It’s a program visiting several Rogue Valley schools, transforming their cafeterias into a carnival for a day. A salad bar featured fruits and vegetables for each letter of the alphabet. Most of the food served was sources from … Continue reading »

Child Abuse Recognition Class

MEDFORD, Ore. — April is Child Abuse Awareness month.  There were 69,096 reports of child abuse in Oregon last year. 30,850 of those cases were investigated.  6,332 were founded or confirmed cases, involving more than 10-thousand kids. 845 of those kids were in Jackson County. Experts say those numbers reinforce the importance of reporting suspected … Continue reading »

Fire Agencies Urge Fuel Reduction

ASHLAND, Ore. — Multiple fire agencies are pleading with the public this week, asking residents to get ready for what could be an intense fire season. Chris Chambers with Ashland Fire and Rescue says if the drought persists through the summer, the region may be in for a smokey and dangerous season. Chambers says it … Continue reading »

Lt. Sergi Speaks Out on Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — A candidate running for Jackson County Sheriff is speaking out on the current investigation against him. Lieutenant Bob Sergi released a statement on Thursday about the current criminal investigation by the Oregon Department Of Justice into his election campaign. In the statement, Sergi says he has been accused of using addresses from … Continue reading »

Murder in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Police are investigating a murder in Klamath Falls. The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office says police officers responded to a report of a murder at approximately 6:12 a.m. on Thursday on the 1800 block of Laverne Avenue. Officers reportedly found a deceased male on the scene who had been shot multiple … Continue reading »

Goodwill Going Green for Earth Day

MEDFORD, Ore. – Earth Day is less than a week away, which is prompting people to try out a new trendy way to recycle. It’s called “up-cycling.” The process takes old, used objects that have lost their function and turns them into something else, with a new purpose. Whether you have clothing, shoes, electronics, or even … Continue reading »

Josephine County Moratorium Set

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A one year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries will be put in to place in Josephine County on May 1st. The decision was made Wednesday morning with a 2-0 vote because Commissioner Cheryl Walker was absent. Commissioner Keith Heck said the moratorium buys them time to figure out exactly what to do … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year’s budget, they said that funding won’t return. Last August, the days of cite and release ended in … Continue reading »

Finalists Announced for Angel Conference

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Five startup companies will compete for a $200,000 grand prize investment at the 2014 Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network Conference. Organizers announced the five finalists at the Jefferson Grapevine event Wednesday evening. Each company will make a business pitch to a group of local investors at the conference on April 30th. Four … Continue reading »

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