Fundraiser Benefits NICU

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A 12-year-old girl is raising money for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, all to honor her dead grandmother. The award ceremony for the annual Hugs From Heaven golf tournament was held Sunday at Laurel Hills Golf Course. Hannah Joseph is the founder and brains behind the fundraisng event she coined “Hugs … Continue reading »

Rehab Efforts Underway on Onion Mtn.

NEAR MERLIN, Ore. — Activity on the Onion Mountain Fire is winding down, and now the remaining crews are focusing their efforts on rehabilitating the damaged land.  It starts with a pile of weed free hay and native grass seed. Natural solutions to help cut back on erosion and heal the burnt land. “The ultimate … Continue reading »

OSP Seeks Help, Fatal Hit & Run

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – A man was found dead in the middle of the road Saturday night after an apparent hit and run, east of Cottage Grove. Oregon State Police is reaching out to the public, hoping someone can help them figure out who was driving when the pedestrian was hit. Police say someone found … Continue reading »

Veterans Feel Silenced After VA Meeting

WHITE CITY, Ore. —  Veterans are dissatisfied after the White City VA promised an open public forum Friday night, but restricted their ability to speak. Residents at the facility were prevented from talking to media or even home videographers unless they signed a waiver. However, waivers were not brought to the meeting in the first … Continue reading »

Oregon Gubernatorial Debate In Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon voters had a chance to hear from five of the six candidates for governor Saturday in Eugene. The Gubernatorial candidates forum was as part of the League of Oregon Cities 89th conference. This comes after a debate in Sunriver Friday between Governor John Kitzhaber and State Representative Dennis Richardson. Saturday’s debate … Continue reading »

Suicide Prevention Walk Raises Awareness

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Oregonians aged 10 to 24, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Nationally, we lose one person to suicide every 13 minutes. On Saturday, dozens of people walked around Central Point, raising money and awareness for suicide prevention. Each person was walking for … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Rogue River

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Volunteers in Jackson County are pitching in to help clean the Rogue River in honor of National Public Lands Day. The event, led by Rogue Riverkeeper and six other organizations, had volunteers pick up garbage along the banks. Last year the group managed to fill a thirty yard dumpster with all … Continue reading »

Police Get Drugs off the Streets

MEDFORD, Ore. — A nationwide effort is underway to get unwanted prescription pills off the streets.  On Saturday, local police held an event to safely dispose of those drugs and prevent them from getting into the wrong hands. Jackson County has the highest prescription drug death rate in the state. By noon, Medford Police had … Continue reading »

Coach Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charge

(CNN) — A former school football and wrestling coach is now facing child sexual abuse charges. Police say they’ve identified at least eight victims in two states: Oregon and Washington. Kenneth Carroll appeared before a judge by video after he was captured in Montana and extradited to Oregon. According to the Clackamas County District Attorney’s … Continue reading »

National Drug Take Back Day

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local law enforcement are taking part in National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will have drop boxes from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their main location at 5179 Crater Lake Highway for unwanted, expired, or unused medications. Items that can be dropped off include prescriptions, over … Continue reading »

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