Security Guard Attacked at Bus Station

MEDFORD, Ore. – For the second time this summer a security guard has been attacked at the bus station. The latest attack happened last night at the greyhound bus station. Medford police says Tyre Higgins was involved in a fight with a security guard and was pepper sprayed by the guard. Police say when they responded, … Continue reading »

Jackson County Bomber Back in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just days after being sentenced to more than a decade behind bars, the man who bombed the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office, is expected back in court this afternoon. On Monday Alan McVay was sentenced to 15 years behind bars. He also apologized during the sentencing. That was for the federal charges … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Honors Women Veterans

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon payed tribute to the women in the area who served for their country. Women from all eras, serving or retired, were invited to attend a special program at the Inn at the Commons in Medford yesterday afternoon. The annual event not only recognized the 31-hundred women from southern Oregon who … Continue reading »

West Nile Detected in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – West Nile Virus has been detected for the second time this year in Jackson County. This time it was found in a batch of mosquitoes collected last week south of White City. Vector Control workers have already sprayed the affected area. Health officials are asking people to take steps to avoid the virus. … Continue reading »

Police Respond To Child Stuck in Car

MEDFORD, Ore. —  When Kristin Hals was leaving a parking lot on Tuesday afternoon, she strapped her two-year-old son, Brandon Evans, in the car. She claims her car locks malfunctioned leaving Brandon stuck inside the vehicle. With temperatures in the mid-90s, Hals called 911. When police arrived, she told the officer to break the window, but he … Continue reading »

“Ice Bucket Challenge” Making an Impact

MEDFORD, Ore. — A bag of ice, bucket of water and a link to donate are all it has taken to have the nation turn its attention to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. While the viral videos have been a novelty on facebook feeds and on t.v. screens, ALS Association representatives said there has … Continue reading »

Old Blue Fire Evacuation Alerts Lifted

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Level 1 evacuation notices have been lifted for homes along Humbug Creek Road, near the location of the Old Blue Mountain Fire, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. ODF made the announcement at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The notices have been lifted for the entirety of Humbug Creek Road, including both … Continue reading »

City Hopes to Adjust After Lithia Move

MEDFORD, Ore. – Lithia Motors’ impending move toward Highway 62 will create a void near the downtown Medford area, according to Medford City Councilors. Lithia is planning to move several dealerships to new buildings next to its existing superstore location on Highway 62. The BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen dealerships will be moving within the next … Continue reading »

Pride Festival Seeks Volunteers

ASHLAND, Ore. — Organizers of the Southern Oregon Pride Festival say they are expecting more people than ever this year, in part because of Oregon’s ruling on same-sex marriage. This year’s parade will be held October 11th in Ashland. Organizers are pushing for more volunteers to help with the extra interest. They said the decisions … Continue reading »

Old Blue Mt. Fire 100% Lined

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry reported that thousands of gallons of helicopter-borne water was poured on the Old Blue Mountain Fire Tuesday, significantly knocking out numerous hot spots within the 99 acre fire that started late Monday during the thunderstorm. Wednesday morning the fire is 100 percent lined and 100 … Continue reading »

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