The Launch Fire Burning 100 Acres

FOUR MILE LAKE, Ore. — The Launch Fire is burning 100 acres near Four Mile Lake Tuesday morning. Interagency fire crews have multiple resources on scene as of Monday night. There are eight engines, two helicopters, one air attack and a hand crew. The cause of this fire is under investigation.

3 Ethiopian Track Athletes Found

UPDATE: Confirmed by UO Police Department - Three of 4 missing Ethiopian athletes are safe in Beaverton. Missing persons case active on fourth. Latest on KEZI 9 News at 5 and 6 p.m. EUGENE, Ore. — New information is surfacing about the four missing Ethiopian track athletes who disappeared from the World Junior Track and Field championships … Continue reading »

5 Minute Run May Help Heart Disease

(CNN)– Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease – whether you plod along or go at race speed. Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages … Continue reading »

Ashland Park Director Search Hits Snag

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland Parks & Recreation has hit a snag in the search for a new director after one of their top candidates turned down the job. The department has been looking for a replacement director for most of the summer after current director Don Robertson announced his retirement. Over the weekend it looked … Continue reading »

Smoldering Fire Left Over from Lightning

GOLD HILL, Ore. – The hacking of hand tools and the distant roar of chainsaws can be heard near Gold Hill. A helicopter drops buckets of water as thick plumes of smoke fill the air. For firefighters on the ground, it’s an easy day in the field. “The fire wasn’t really doing a whole lot,” … Continue reading »

Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off

ASHLAND, Ore – The Ashland Public Works Department has signed up more than 40 homes in its lawn replacement program, as more homeowners attempt to cut down on water use during the current drought conditions. Ashland launched the program in June and reimburses homeowners who replace their traditional grass lawn with drought-resistant landscaping, including bark … Continue reading »

SOU Renovates Science Hall

ASHLAND, Ore. – Science professors at Southern Oregon University said they hope a multi-million dollar project on their science building will bring more interest in the program. The university recently started work on a $21 million renovation project on the science building. Professors said they hope it will bring more students and faculty into the … Continue reading »

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 »

Gov. Kitzhaber Expects Jobs in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Governor Kitzhaber visited NuScale Power in Corvallis on Friday to learn about an innovative approach to nuclear power and how the company plans to bring more than 100 jobs to Oregon. NuScale Power was recently awarded a $217 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop small modular reactor technology. The … Continue reading »

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