Fallen Firefighter’s Family Hit Hard

ALBANY, Ore. – A local fallen firefighter is being honored this weekend by the National Firefighters Memorial Service. Jesse Trader is among 107 firefighters being recognized Sunday at a ceremony in Maryland. But his family says, while the support from the state and firefighting community has been amazing, the federal government continues to deny them … Continue reading »

Alleged Child Abuser Appears in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man accused of abusing a foster child under his care is appearing in court for the first time. Samuel Hicks was arraigned Friday following a four month investigation. Hicks pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, and unlawful sexual penetration. Those acts are suspected to have been committed against … Continue reading »

Fire Prompts Death Investigation

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after a fire lead them to find human remains. On Thursday, Sheriff’s Officers responded to the 1900 block of East Gregory Rd. in Central Point after a storage trailer caught on fire. Firefighters with Fire District 3 put the fire out. … Continue reading »

Man Arraigned for 2008 Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Alton Baker Park in 2008 was arraigned Thursday. Eugene police say 22-year-old Anthony Wayne Meredith of Park City, Utah will be arraigned in the Lane County Jail on rape and sodomy charges. Back on December 31, 2008, police say a 12-year-old girl was … Continue reading »

Major Local Timber Purchase Announced

MEDFORD, Ore. — Seattle-based Green Diamond Resource Company is investing in Southern Oregon timber land. The company recently announced the purchase of 600,000 of land from JWTR LLC in Klamath Falls for an undisclosed price, meeting with Jackson County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the final terms. Of that land, 17,000 acres were burned in the … Continue reading »

Foster Parent Arrested for Sexual Abuse

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Samuel Joseph Hicks, 52, Thursday for sexually abusing a child. Hicks is from White City and has been the subject a four-month long investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The investigation revealed the abuse occurred during the time Hicks was the victims foster parent. Hicks … Continue reading »

Missing Medford Man Located

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Shawn May has been found alive. The Sheriff’s Office says May was located in Sweet Home, Oregon. At this point, Shawn is being interviewed by police in Sweet Home and is in good condition and has no medical needs.

Bates and Dotterrer Debate Big Topics

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Oregon state senator candidates talked through many topics Thursday morning outlining their goals and focus while running for office. The topics included job creation, healthcare, education, O&C lands, driver licenses for undocumented residents, gun control and state budget cuts. Over the last 12 years, current Democratic State Senator Alan Bates has focused a … Continue reading »

Pride Week Starts in Southern Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. — The week of Pride in Southern Oregon is set to begin Thursday night. The Miss SOPride Drag Pageant will run from 6 to 11 p.m. at Club 66 in Ashland. On Friday, a kick off dance will be held at the Ashland Armory beginning at 7 p.m. On Saturday is the annual … Continue reading »

Man in Custody After Pursuit in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man is in custody after attempting to elude police near Keene Way on Wednesday night. Medford Police officers said at about 9:00 P.M., they tried to stop a Mitsubishi Eclipse for driving at excessive speeds with no lights. The driver, who was identified as Casey Brooks,eluded officers before crashing into another vehicle at the intersection … Continue reading »

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