Jewish Community Increases Security

ASHLAND, Ore. — Monday marks the first day of the Jewish holiday Passover. The Chabad Jewish Center hosted its Passover Seder at the Bellview Grange in Ashland and they took extra precautions. The leaders of tonight’s ceremonies say they were shocked to hear of what police are calling a hate crime occurred in Kansas City. Three … Continue reading »

SOU Awarded LEED Building Certification

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is continuing to strive to make their campus more environmentally friendly. SOU announced today that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for the construction of its new Raider Village Complex. The new development consists of two new residence halls and a dining facility that … Continue reading »

Former Deputy Facing Additional Charges

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.– A former Lake County Deputy who turned himself in after being accused of having relations with a 17-year-old, is back behind bars. Oregon State Police say 42-year-old Kenneth Turkle turned himself in Sunday, after being seen with 17-year-old Marriah Andrews on Friday. State police said her parents reported her missing and a … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom hits Record Attendance

MEDFORD, Ore.– Pear Blossom organizers say this year may have been the best event in it’s history. They are still crunching the exact numbers, but organizers estimate there were about 15,000 to 18,000 people in attendance at the street fair. They say there was about 12,000 last year. With the addition of the amphitheater and … Continue reading »

More Charges for Foster Parent

MEDFORD, Ore. — More charges are being added for a Medford foster parent accused of sexually abusing two children in his care. 77-year-old James Mobley was arrested earlier this month on charges of sex abuse. Now Mobley is also being charged with private indecency. The biological mother of a third child in Mobley’s care says … Continue reading »

Baby Book Donations Needed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — “Baby’s First Book,” a new program aimed at getting baby books into the hands of parents with newborns kicked off Monday, but donations are still needed. The Asante Foundation has teamed up with Josephine Community Libraries to give parents a book with ideas of ways to read to their baby every … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Public Sex Abuse Case

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police say a man may have sexually assaulted dozens of women in public over the past few years. 53-year-old David Reynolds is under arrest after making unwanted sexual contact with a woman in Target last month. Reynolds was booked into the Jackson County Jail on charges of third degree sex abuse, … Continue reading »

Huddleston Interrogation Video Released

MEDFORD, Ore. – Bourne Huddleston repeatedly changed his story to investigators on the night he was arrested for the murder of his wife Kristy, according to a recording of his interrogation. The two-hour interrogation was shown in its entirety during Huddleston’s murder trial Monday. It was the final piece of evidence presented by prosecutors before … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: “Hangry” Fighting

Columbus, Ohio — While it is not  uncommon for married couples to argue, Ohio State University researchers say hunger could make the fighting worse. For 21 days, glucose levels were measured in 107 married couples. Then, participants competed against their spouse on a 25-trial task in which the winner blasted the loser with loud noise … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: State’s Johnny Appleseed

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– National Arbor is on April 25th, but several states around the country celebrate on various days this month; this includes Southern Oregon. Oregon designated the second week of April for its Arbor Day celebrations. In honor of the emphasis Arbor Week places on planting and nourishing trees, Oregon Trails looks back at … Continue reading »

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