Turtles Aren’t Always the Best Pets

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Turtle sales have spiked lately because of the popularity of the Ninja Turtles that were made famous in the 90′s. However, proper care was neglected to many of these pets and many have died because of it. Susan Barnes, a biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes that the … Continue reading »

Illegal Marijuana Grows in Curry County

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Illegal medical marijuana grows in Curry County were shut down, after complaints from local residents. Last week, police were given consent to search a home on South Chetco Road. Police say Bruce McHenry had several medical marijuana cards on file, but there were more plants than allowed for those patients. On … Continue reading »

Looking at Affordable Housing Projects

ASHLAND, Ore. — A local organization is following the lead of other cities to help low-income families. The Ashland Community Resource Center is watching so-called “tiny home” communities, such as Dignity Village in Portland and Opportunity Village in Eugene, to see how to best plan for Ashland. The homes are easily affordable and movable and … Continue reading »

Bear Camp Road Temporary Closure

SELMA, Ore. — A small section of Bear Camp Road (Forest Service Road 23) is scheduled to be closed temporarily starting Tuesday, August 26th. The closure will last approximately three weeks for culvert replacements.  As long as there are no complications or delays, the road will be re-opened on Friday, September 19th. Gold Beach District … Continue reading »

Out and About: August 21 – 24

There are a lot of activities this weekend, one of the last before school and sports resume. If treasure hunting is your game head out to the 6th Annual Tie Days Swap Meet. Several vendors are setting up at Shady Kate’s Boutique on Highway 62 in Shady Cove to offer deals on their antiques, art, … Continue reading »

Air Base Established in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The air is clear here at the Illinois Valley Airport in Cave Junction, but 50 miles south the air is so smoky, it’s impacted the ability to use air resources on the Happy Camp Complex. Nine helicopters, ranging from Type 3′s to Type 1′s were all on the ground early Thursday … Continue reading »

D.A. Bomber Sentenced for Burglaries

MEDFORD, Ore. — The man convicted in federal court of setting a bomb at the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office last November will also spend time behind bars for a series of burglaries committed before the bombing. Alan McVay pleaded guilty in Jackson County Court Thursday to four counts of burglary and a charge of … Continue reading »

Bad Checks Costing Local Businesses

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Police in Rogue River are looking for a man who used some bad checks to con local businesses out of thousands of dollars. Roy Lee Jones Jr. is accused of passing $3,000 worth of bad checks to several Rogue River businesses in the past three weeks. The manager of the 76 … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Contact With a Juvenile

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division arrested a Grants Pass man on Thursday following an investigation into unlawful sexual contact with a female juvenile. Nathaniel Scott Thatcher, age 29, was arrested at his home on the 700 block of Plumtree Lane in Grants Pass. Thatcher was booked into the Josephine County … Continue reading »

Police Looking for Missing Ashland Woman

ASHLAND, Ore — Police are searching for a 28 year-old missing Ashland woman by the name of Cassandra Maureen Barondeau. Barondeau is known to be a transient and drifts from town to town. However, she has not been in contact with her family for over 10 days. This is considered unusual behavior by the family. Barondeau is … Continue reading »

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