Grants Pass Low Income Housing Ruling

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled today that the city council in Grants Pass was in error when it decided to block the construction of low income. Maple Park off of Fruitdale Drive already has 28 town homes on the property. When the existing homes were in construction, the … Continue reading »

Witnesses Describe Possible Fire Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Another small downtown fire broke out around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, but police are hopeful that the incident may give them the break they need. Officials responded to the reports of a fire in the doorway of a warehouse building in the 400 block of South Fir Street. Police and fire … Continue reading »

Inmate ‘Struggled’ During Execution

(CNN) — Joseph Wood died nearly two hours after the start of his execution Wednesday, his attorney said, saying the Arizona inmate struggled to breathe for much of that time. “It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breathe for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew … Continue reading »

Lawmakers Work on Wildfire Funding

MEDFORD, Ore. — The hundreds of thousands of acres burning in Oregon and Washington has prompted law makers to take action. Senator Ron Wyden is working with Idaho senator Mike Carpo to secure more than 600 million dollars of funding from the supplemental funding to this year’s fire season. Senator Wyden is also pushing to … Continue reading »

Poverty Rates Spike in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – Under-stocked refrigerators and bare pantry shelves await families at the Maslow Project, one of Medford’s biggest homeless support agencies. Their limited resources are being stretched thinner and thinner by growing demand. The agency serves only families that meet federal guidelines for homelessness. In the past year, the number of families that qualify … Continue reading »

Firefighters Chase Down Hot Spots

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Fire crews are on clean-up duty after more than 1,200 lightning strikes in Jackson County alone. Tuesday’s lightning storms resulted in nearly 45 hotspots in the area, just on Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service land. Most of those starts remain under an acre, but many of the state’s resources … Continue reading »

Restaurants Celebrate Nat’l Hot Dog Day

MEDFORD, Ore. – If you love hot dogs, today is your day. It’s National Hot Dog Day. Local businesses around the area are prepping some of their favorites for customers.  A recent study shows Americans eat seven billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Barney’s better burger said the season does not matter, they … Continue reading »

White City Gun Range Will Re-Open

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The shooting range at the Jackson County Sports park will re-open on Friday at 8:00 a.m. They have been closed since the first of the month due to a lapse in insurance. The gun range will now be insured through the National Rifle Association. There will be two new changes to … Continue reading »

Charges Dropped Against OSF Actor

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Oregon Shakespeare Actor has had all 5 counts of sexual-abuse charges dropped from his record and the case is now closed in Jackson County Circuit Court. 54-year old Tyrone Wilson was arrested by Ashland Police after a woman reported being assaulted by him. Police said the relationship between Wilson and the … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County on Alert for Fires

YREKA, Ca. — A storm moved through Siskiyou County and the western portion of Klamath National Forest Tuesday night causing a significant amount of lightning. Nearly 600 down strikes were recorded, according to a press release sent by the CAL Fire Department. As of Wednesday morning, the lightning had resulted in at least ten new … Continue reading »

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