World of Wine Helps Asante Foundation

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The 12th annual “World of Wine” kicked off Tuesday with one extra night added to the event schedule. Tuesday night was for sponsors celebrated the more than 200 wines ready to be poured for guests through the week.  This year the World of Wine is partnering with Asante Foundation’s Children’s Miracle Network. Every dollar from the event … Continue reading »

Attempted Bomber Gets 15 Years

MEDFORD, Ore.– The man who admitted to setting off a homemade bomb at the District Attorney’s Office last November, said he was sorry for what he had done. Alan McVay was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Monday. McVay was given a chance to speak in court and said he never meant to hurt anyone. … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Canal Water Begins To Lower

GOLD HILL, Ore. –  About 400 residents between Gold Hill and Rogue River will have to do without irrigated water for at least the next three weeks. The Gold Hill Irrigation District began a project today that will improve fish passage along the Rogue River. The 14 mile-long irrigation canal will have much of it’s water … Continue reading »

Several Small Fires Causing Smoke

[UPDATE: 9:13 P.M.] — The Oregon Department of Forestry confirmed there are several fires that began on Monday evening. The largest burning in the area is the Old Blue Fire that fire officials estimate is about 40 acres burning near Foots Creek Road. Air resources were used on the fire including helicopters and tankers until … Continue reading »

Drought Causing Low Lake Levels

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Parks have taken a big financial hit this summer, as area lakes have been much lower than normal. Currently, Emigrant Lake is 30 percent full, and Howard Prairie Lake is 37 percent full. The Jackson County Parks Department said it has caused several boat ramps to be closed much earlier … Continue reading »

Suspicious Fires Set Along Greenway

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford firefighters are investigating a pair of suspicious fires that were set on the Bear Creek Greenway Sunday night. The first fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. near the Rogue Valley Mall, and burned about an eighth of an acre. Then a few minutes later, a second fire was reported less than … Continue reading »

Child Sex Abuse Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore.– A man is facing charges of child sex abuse after being investigated for an illegal mushroom grow. Last February, Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators searched a home on West 11th street in Medford, and a storage unit on Highbanks Road in Central Point. They said Ernest Taylor was arrested after finding … Continue reading »

Police Dog Takes Down Wanted Suspect

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– A police dog helped to track down a man wanted for a felony parole violation. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said they got a tip about Robert Hilkey’s whereabouts on Rogue River Highway, late Sunday night. When they arrived they said Hilkey tried to take off on a bicycle. Despite … Continue reading »

Two Suspicious Grass Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Investigators say two fires sparked Saturday late evening and are considered suspicious. Both were about a fourth of an acre. Medford Fire and Rescue teams say both were near the Greenway along I-5. Traffic was slowed for a short time, but both fires were contained quickly. A fire investigator will return to … Continue reading »

Oklahoma Family Featured in Daedulus

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Daedalus Project is wrapping up Monday with Sunday night being the final day for the film festival portion of the fundraiser. One of the films airing, tells the story of a 19-year-old HIV positive man, who takes his life.  The family of this man was in town over the weekend.  They … Continue reading »

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