Ashland Considers Bee City U.S.A.

ASHLAND, Ore. — The City of Ashland is meeting Monday night to discuss becoming the third Bee City in the United States. In June of 2012, the City of Asheville, North Carolina decided to celebrate pollinators and became the first Bee City U.S.A. The City of Talent adopted the practice in August of this year. … Continue reading »

Missing Man Found Safe In California

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are searching for 74-year old Norman Burness. He was last seen Sunday morning when he drove away from the Motel 6 on Alba Drive in Medford. He was driving a red, 2013 Chevy Sonic and wearing a salmon colored jacket and dark blue jeans. He was heading to a friends … Continue reading »

2 Year Anniversary of “Huey” Huson

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today marks the two year anniversary of the William “Huey” Juson homicide. Huson was killed Oct. 20th, 2012. Medford Police said this is still an active case with investigators working on it daily. Detective Tony Young said they get new tips all the time, and police follow up on any tips they … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-1864 Treaty

FT. KLAMATH, Ore.–For what may be the first time in decades, Klamath tribal leaders and those interested in Klamath Basin history trekked to what is widely believed to be the grove of pines called “council grove.” This is the place where, on October 14th, 1864, U.S. government officials and chiefs from the Klamath, Modoc and … Continue reading »

Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

Man Injured in Scuffle with Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man was reportedly injured after a fight with Medford Police officers on Friday night. On Friday, at about 6:45 p.m., Medford Police say officers were dispatched to the parking lot at 1100 Morrow Road for a physical domestic dispute between a man and a woman. When contacted by the first officer … Continue reading »

Community Petitions Railroad Park Use

MEDFORD, Ore. — Community members living at Aspens On The Creek say they’re upset about organizations feeding the homeless near their homes. They have submitted a petition for the city to intervene. People living at Aspens On The Creek say blackberry bushes used to be a deterrent to keep the homeless from camping illegally behind … Continue reading »

Medford Schools Address Ebola Concerns

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford School District is addressing the risks of Ebola in Southern Oregon. While those administrators say there is no real risk at the moment, they are getting ready for anything. On Friday afternoon, Superintendent of Medford Schools, Dr. Brian Shumate, addressed the risk of Ebola in the district. The top concern … Continue reading »

Students Push for Voter Turnout

ASHLAND, Ore. — With the election just weeks away, SOU students are rushing to get as many ballots as they can from classmates. Southern Oregon University has suffered a poor reputation for voter turnout. In the last election, the precinct in which the school is located had roughly 25% of registered voters submit ballots. But … Continue reading »

Crews Clean Up Homeless Camps in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department plans to continue transient campsite cleanup efforts each month. Officers and other work crews just finished cleaning up six campsites yesterday. One was located just off the Bear Creek Greenway bike path. Medford police officers sweep the bike path and Greenway on a monthly basis. On this month’s … Continue reading »

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