Trenton Nowak’s Family Remembers Him

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — We first met Trenton Nowak three weeks ago. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in June and given six months to live. He lost the battle just two months later on Sunday, August 17. “Really hectic and sad and overwhelming. We’re just trying to keep it together and get … Continue reading »

Paddle Oregon 2014 Takes Off

CORVALLIS, Ore. –   A week-long trip down the Willamette River is officially underway for about 200 paddlers who will be learning about the river’s ecology, history, and its importance to Native American culture. Hundreds of canoeists and kayakers are paddling 98 miles in five days, from Corvallis to Canby. Paddle Oregon 2014 is an annual … Continue reading »

Drought Causing Low Lake Levels

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Parks have taken a big financial hit this summer, as area lakes have been much lower than normal. Currently, Emigrant Lake is 30 percent full, and Howard Prairie Lake is 37 percent full. The Jackson County Parks Department said it has caused several boat ramps to be closed much earlier … Continue reading »

Suspicious Fires Set Along Greenway

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford firefighters are investigating a pair of suspicious fires that were set on the Bear Creek Greenway Sunday night. The first fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. near the Rogue Valley Mall, and burned about an eighth of an acre. Then a few minutes later, a second fire was reported less than … Continue reading »

Child Sex Abuse Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore.– A man is facing charges of child sex abuse after being investigated for an illegal mushroom grow. Last February, Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators searched a home on West 11th street in Medford, and a storage unit on Highbanks Road in Central Point. They said Ernest Taylor was arrested after finding … Continue reading »

Police Dog Takes Down Wanted Suspect

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– A police dog helped to track down a man wanted for a felony parole violation. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said they got a tip about Robert Hilkey’s whereabouts on Rogue River Highway, late Sunday night. When they arrived they said Hilkey tried to take off on a bicycle. Despite … Continue reading »

Two Suspicious Grass Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Investigators say two fires sparked Saturday late evening and are considered suspicious. Both were about a fourth of an acre. Medford Fire and Rescue teams say both were near the Greenway along I-5. Traffic was slowed for a short time, but both fires were contained quickly. A fire investigator will return to … Continue reading »

Oklahoma Family Featured in Daedulus

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Daedalus Project is wrapping up Monday with Sunday night being the final day for the film festival portion of the fundraiser. One of the films airing, tells the story of a 19-year-old HIV positive man, who takes his life.  The family of this man was in town over the weekend.  They … Continue reading »

Heat Lamp Leads to Structure Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Fire Department says their new engines responded to their first call on Sunday morning at a fire on Idaho Street. At around 7:39 a.m., firefighters responded to a home full of smoke on Idaho Street . Ashland Fire reports a heat lamp apparently fell from a pet lizard’s cage and lit the … Continue reading »

Rogue River Competition Draws Crowd

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — Thrill seekers spent the day rushing through the Powerhouse Rapids on a course designed by Olympic gold medalist, Oliver Fix for the King of the Rogue event Saturday. Hundreds of spectators packed the banks of the river to watch as rafting teams, kayakers and paddle boarders plunged down the water … Continue reading »

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