Arson Suspect Linked to Another Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police were able to determine that Debra Irene Johns was responsible for the small fire in the women’s bathroom of the Jackson County Jail lobby on July 24th. Johns is now charged with intentionally setting 3 of the twenty-three fires in Medford since June 25, 2014. Medford Police suspect said she … Continue reading »

Man Wielding a Machete is Arrested

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Just off Highway 99 north of Ashland, and into the woods, the Jackson County sheriff’s office said a homeless man armed with a machete charged at a group of four people and threatened to kill them Sunday afternoon. Jon Coldwate faces charges of first degree assault and menacing after officials say … Continue reading »

C.A.T.S. Receives Global Support

MEDFORD, Ore. – An animal shelter called the Committed Alliance to Strays, better known as “C.A.T.S.,” was on the verge of closing, when a celebrity Facebook share triggered a surge of donations. The managers said it would take thousands of donations to survive. C.A.T.S. has a budget of about $15,000 a month. Back in June, the … Continue reading »

Ashland Rental Battle Moves on Slowly

ASHLAND, Ore. – The fight over vacation rentals in Ashland continues despite what would-be hosts say have been some unexpected delays. A group called “The Hosts” in Ashland recently got the city council’s attention, calling for the drafting of an ordinance that would loosen restrictions on short-term vacation rentals in designated R-1 zones. Originally the … Continue reading »

Search Continues for Missing Woman

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police and loved ones are frantically searching Sunday night for a missing woman from Dundee, Ore.  The 38-year-old stay-at-home mom left her house to run errands on Thursday and has not been heard from since. It has been 72 hours since Jennifer Huston went missing. Her family and friends are reaching out to … Continue reading »

Car Wash for A Cure

TALENT, Ore. — A local car wash and a breast cancer survivor are teaming up to raise money for breast cancer research. A fundraiser is taking place at the Talent Car Wash on Highway 99. Every cent people spend to wash their car goes directly to breast cancer survivor Adrienne Weiss. She is raising the money … Continue reading »

Civil Air Patrol Holds Fundraiser

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The largest Civil Air Patrol Squadron in Oregon is holding a fundraiser yard sale. This is the second year for the yard sale that raises money for the volunteer organization. The program has been in place since World War II. It provides the community with aerospace education along with cadet and … Continue reading »

Drivers Ignoring Roxy Ann Rules

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police officers say they’re having to respond to drivers locked inside of Roxy Ann’s Prescott Park gates. Apparently, visitors are ignoring the signage in the area showing the gate will close at 8:00 p.m. Officers say they “routinely” go up and open the gate for people locked inside. As you could imagine, … Continue reading »

Growler Demand Opens Doors for Brewers

MEDFORD, Ore. – Paul Woolley pours a fresh serving of his latest IPA. After waiting for the thick head to subside, he sniffs it and gingerly takes a sip. The yet-to-be-released beer, the 5-Speed IPA, is the newest batch from Rusty Bucket – Woolley’s tiny, one-barrel operation. “I’m sure Caldera spills that much on their … Continue reading »

Firefighters Raise Money for MDA

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 crews spent Saturday morning out on the streets collecting cash for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The Fill the Boot fundraiser took place in Central Point and White City. More than two dozen members, most off-duty, were asking drivers for donations. Two on-duty engines were also … Continue reading »

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