Oregon Lifeguard Welcomes New Helicopter

MEDFORD, Ore. — The company Oregon Lifeguard is welcoming a new helicopter into the air ambulance crew. Crew members spent the day Wednesday testing out the new helicopter near the Rogue Valley International Airport. The helicopter can carry one extra person and is equipped with an improved patient loading system in the back. The big … Continue reading »

State of Oregon v. VA: Vending Violation

WHITE CITY, Ore., — The State of Oregon’s Attorney General’s Office has filed a complaint in federal court against the Department of Veterans Affairs. At the center of this complaint is a several year struggle between the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC) and the Oregon Commission for the Blind.  Roughly 15 years ago … Continue reading »

2nd Mistrial in Medford Murder Trial

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the second time, the trial of a Medford man accused of killing his girlfriend has been declared a mistrial. The second trial against Jose Valencia-Gaona started in a Jackson County courtroom on Monday.  Valencia-Gaona charged with murdering 38-year-old Maria Rodriguez outside her apartment in  October of 2013. According to the Jackson County District Attorney’s … Continue reading »

Police Seek Botched Purple Parrot Robber

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are investigating a presumed botched robbery at a local tobacco and lottery shop. On Wednesday at about 12:30 P.M., police received reports of a man walking into the Purple Parrot on Highland Dr. wearing a ski mask, gloves and dark clothing. He allegedly looked around, saw customers and left. Employees say … Continue reading »

Josephine County Backs Off Pot Ordinance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Board of Commissioners is not approving an ordinance regulating marijuana and marijuana products. It would have regulated and imposed a 10 percent tax on the production, transportation and transfer of marijuana and marijuana products. The ordinance also had proposed anyone involved in using or handling marijuana or marijuana … Continue reading »

VA Dom to Host an Off-Site Town Hall

WHITE CITY, Ore. — There will be another public town hall meeting to hear from veterans, their family members, and the community on February 12, 2015.  This meeting will not be at the White City campus.  Instead, it will be at the Jackson County Roads and Parks Auditorium, 7520 Table Rock Road. The VA SORCC … Continue reading »

Police Seek Convicted Sex Offender

MEDFORD, Ore — Medford Police are trying to find a convicted sex offender who has failed to register per state law. Steven Brewer, 49, was convicted for sexually abusing an 8 year-old girl in 2008 and got out of prison in June. According to police, he is registered to an address in Grants Pass but … Continue reading »

Oregon Wolf Population on the Rebound

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is moving to Phase Two of its wolf recovery plan after wildlife biologists documented seven breeding pairs of wolves in Oregon in 2014. Of nine known wolf packs, only the Imnaha Pack is not a breeding pair. The Umatilla River pack still needs to … Continue reading »

Attempted Kidnapping in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is responding to an attempted kidnapping in White City. Early reports said it happened on Avenue G, when a Hispanic male allegedly tried to abduct a 12 year-old victim. The suspect is described as 40 to 50 years old, 5′ 8″ tall, possibly wearing an orange shirt, black … Continue reading »

Anglers With Disabilities Fishing Map

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to make it easier for anglers with disabilities to fish. The Department just released a Google-based map that shows 133 sites across Oregon that may be suitable for anglers with physical disabilities. When users click on the map’s icons, it shows information boxes … Continue reading »

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