Oregon Trail Card Fraud Sentencing

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– The men accused of $500,000 worth of Oregon Trail Card fraud were each sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. Severo Toro-Castellon and Raphael Ortega-Vargas were the owners of the Carniceria Mi Pueblo Market. Klamath Falls District Attorney Rob Patridge said both pled guilty to five counts of aggravated theft. … Continue reading »

Deadly Officer Involved Shootings Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. — Deadly officer involved shootings are on the rise. Just this year, 35 have already been killed in the line of duty. This is 46 percent increase from previous years. Police said there is no apparent reason for the increase. In southern Oregon, there have been five officer involved shootings since January. While … Continue reading »

Day of Giving Donations to Weed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregonians donated 57 large bins worth of food, cleaning supplies, and household items to victims of the Boles Fire Monday. A truck load of boxes filled with supplies made it’s way to Weed Tuesday. The donations in the boxes that went out Tuesday morning were mainly focused on providing immediate needs. Contents … Continue reading »

Burn Areas At Risk For Flash Flooding

MEDFORD, Ore. — The intense fire season paired with rainstorms moving into the area could be a danger to communities near burn areas. The fires have stripped the ground of any grass and plants, only leaving ash and debris in their place. With loose ground, flash floods are more likely to happen. The Oregon Bureau … Continue reading »

Dr. Shumate Visits All 19 Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. — The new Medford superintendent is spending a day in each of the 19 Medford schools, as part of an effort to familiarize himself with the district. On Tuesday, Dr. Brian Shumate took a tour of Hedrick Middle School, talked to students, and met teachers.  This is the fourth school visit for Shumate … Continue reading »

Man Killed in Police Standoff Identified

[UPDATE 4:00 P.M.]  The man who died during a shootout with police Sunday night has been identified as 29-year old Daniel Diaz. Diaz lived on Northwest Blossom Drive in Grants Pass. According to the Josephine County Court, Diaz was charged with Two Counts of Menacing in August, 2014 and failed to appear for his status hearing on … Continue reading »

Ebola May Reach 1.4 Million Cases

(CNN) — 1.4 million Ebola cases is the worst-case scenario predicted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said the cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could be between 500 – 50,000 and 1.4 million by January, 2015. That is if there are no additional interventions or changes in community behavior. The … Continue reading »

Weed Students Return After Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. — A warm smile, a hug, and welcome back posters greeted students at Weed Elementary on their first day back since the Boles Fire. For all involved, it was emotional morning. Eight days after a fire devastated their city, it was back to school. Parents know it’s a step forward, even if their … Continue reading »

Weed Students Return to Classrooms

WEED, Ca. — Students in Weed, Ca. return to the classroom Tuesday morning after the Boles Fire ripped through the city. Last week, teachers were leading their kids to safety as the school evacuated. Six classrooms were damaged by heat, smoke and water. Nothing can be salvaged from those rooms. Teachers spent Monday clearing space … Continue reading »

Strength of Weed Emerges from Ashes

WEED, Calif.– One week ago Monday, the Boles Fire ripped thought the city of Weed in a matter of minutes. Some had only seconds to grab what they could and get out. Fire leaders reported Monday, 143 homes were completely destroyed while another 93 are considered unlivable. What few possessions that are left, suddenly mean … Continue reading »

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