Early Morning Fire in Downtown Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – A suspicious, early morning fire sent police searching for a possible arson suspect near S. Fir St.  and Melrose Ave. The fire broke out around 3:30 A.M. Large flames got close to a building, but fire crews were able to keep it from catching fire. At one point, it appeared police officers were pulling people over to … Continue reading »

Ashland Woman Nearly Struck By Lightning

ASHLAND, Ore. — The thunderstorms which moved through on Tuesday afternoon dropped 4,500 lighting strikes in Northern California and Southern Oregon. One of those hit right in Ashland resident Anne Novina’s backyard. The strike left no scar or scorch mark, but Novina swears she saw the zig-zag pattern hit in the middle of her lawn just 25 … Continue reading »

Jackson County Employee Health Clinic

MEDFORD, Ore. — As of Wednesday, Jackson County employees can make appointments with healthcare professionals at a new wellness center that opened specifically for county employees. The county has contracted with the private company MiCare, which set up and staffed the clinic on West Main Street in downtown Medford. The goal is to have county … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Low Income Housing Ruling

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled today that the city council in Grants Pass was in error when it decided to block the construction of low income. Maple Park off of Fruitdale Drive already has 28 town homes on the property. When the existing homes were in construction, the … Continue reading »

Witnesses Describe Possible Fire Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Another small downtown fire broke out around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, but police are hopeful that the incident may give them the break they need. Officials responded to the reports of a fire in the doorway of a warehouse building in the 400 block of South Fir Street. Police and fire … Continue reading »

Lawmakers Work on Wildfire Funding

MEDFORD, Ore. — The hundreds of thousands of acres burning in Oregon and Washington has prompted law makers to take action. Senator Ron Wyden is working with Idaho senator Mike Carpo to secure more than 600 million dollars of funding from the supplemental funding to this year’s fire season. Senator Wyden is also pushing to … Continue reading »

Poverty Rates Spike in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – Under-stocked refrigerators and bare pantry shelves await families at the Maslow Project, one of Medford’s biggest homeless support agencies. Their limited resources are being stretched thinner and thinner by growing demand. The agency serves only families that meet federal guidelines for homelessness. In the past year, the number of families that qualify … Continue reading »

Firefighters Chase Down Hot Spots

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Fire crews are on clean-up duty after more than 1,200 lightning strikes in Jackson County alone. Tuesday’s lightning storms resulted in nearly 45 hotspots in the area, just on Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service land. Most of those starts remain under an acre, but many of the state’s resources … Continue reading »

Restaurants Celebrate Nat’l Hot Dog Day

MEDFORD, Ore. – If you love hot dogs, today is your day. It’s National Hot Dog Day. Local businesses around the area are prepping some of their favorites for customers.  A recent study shows Americans eat seven billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Barney’s better burger said the season does not matter, they … Continue reading »

White City Gun Range Will Re-Open

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The shooting range at the Jackson County Sports park will re-open on Friday at 8:00 a.m. They have been closed since the first of the month due to a lapse in insurance. The gun range will now be insured through the National Rifle Association. There will be two new changes to … Continue reading »

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