Rally Highlights Divide Over Ferguson

MEDFORD, Ore. – People have gathered in Vogel Plaza on Central Ave. to show support for Michael Brown and his family. About 30 people rallied Tuesday afternoon, chanting and drumming in support of Brown’s family. Those driving by were largely honking and yelling support for Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is the Ferguson, Missouri police officer … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Car Crash Death

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly motor vehicle crash in the 400 Block of Azalea Dr. On Monday November 24 at about 2:15 P.M., police received reports of a 1997 Oldsmobile sedan that left the road and immediately caught fire with the driver trapped inside. According to officials, … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Body Near Ft. Jones

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. – The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found under the Kelsey Creek Bridge outside of near Ft. Jones. The initial report came in about 1:30 P.M. on Monday November 24th. According to officials, investigators suspect the body may had been in the area about a day before being discovered. … Continue reading »

Chimney Blamed for Fire in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Rural/Metro Fire confirms a chimney fire started a house fire in the 3,400 block of Elk Lane. Fire Crews were called out at 2:35 A.M. Tuesday after the property owner reported being awakened by the smoke alarm, and seeing a red glow where the wood stove pipe went into the wall … Continue reading »

Ferguson Officer Not Charged

FERGUSON, Mo. —  St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Robert McCulloch, announced Monday night that Police Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed Ferguson teenager, Michael Brown. A Missouri grand jury made the decision on Monday. McCulloch said grand jurors ruled that “no probable cause exists” to indict Wilson … Continue reading »

ER Visits Reach All-Time High

MEDFORD, Ore. – Emergency room visits are at an all-time high. New data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows there have been 140 million in the past year, and that number is expected to increase. Hospitals in the area said the main reason for the increase in patients visiting the emergency room … Continue reading »

Crews Investigating 2nd Alarm House Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Crews are investigating a structure fire that damaged the attic and roof of a home on the 100 block of Pinecrest Terrace. It happened Monday at about 10:50 AM. According to reports, firefighters from Ashland Fire and Rescue and Jackson County Fire District #5 arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the roof … Continue reading »

Local Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

MEDFORD, Ore. – Total payroll in Jackson County rose by 1,630 in October, dropping the local unemployment rate nearly one full percent from the same time last year. According to a new report from the State of Oregon Employment Department, the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Jackson County is 8.5 percent, down from 8.6 … Continue reading »

Police Search for Suspect After Attack

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are searching for a suspect in an attack in Union Park, after an alleged drug deal went bad. At about 6:00 P.M. Sunday night, officers were dispatched to the park after reports of a fight. They determined that an 18 year-old man was involved in a physical altercation with another male who … Continue reading »

Counties Fighting for Fire Season Funds

MEDFORD, Ore. – County commissioners in Oregon are fighting for awareness about a law in place that does not allow money to be pumped back into counties after timber is burned during fire seasons. Currently, 16 U.S.C. § 579c does not allow or address the fact that when timber is burned or destroyed by fire, and … Continue reading »

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