Phone Scam Targets Bank of the Cascades

MEDFORD, Ore. — A statewide phone scam has started targeting southern Oregon, and a local bank is urging people to protect their money. The scam is an automated phone call that claims to be from Bank of the Cascades. It asks people to put in their account numbers and other personal information. According to bank … Continue reading »

New Report Highlights Gang Problems

MEDFORD, Ore. — A two-year study on the gang problem in the Rogue Valley is now being released to the public, and revealed that a majority of people believe there is a significant gang problem in Jackson County. Members of the Jackson County Gang Task Force spent the past two years interviewing various stakeholders, including … Continue reading »

Jaws of Life Used to Free Driver

MEDFORD, Ore. — A crash involving two pickup trucks sends one flying through the air, but its driver escaped without serious injuries. The crash happened at the intersection of Crater Lake Avenue and Owen Drive around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Medford Police said a Ford Explorer was driving westbound when it was t-boned by Dodge pickup. … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s Awarded Blue Sky Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2014 and in celebration St. Mary’s School announced it was awarded the Pacific Power Blue Sky Grant worth up to $150,000. The grant will fund purchasing and installing solar panels for an existing solar ready building on campus, according to St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s said the … Continue reading »

Truck Overturned on Highway 140

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– A truck overturned on highway 140 between Fish Lake and Lake of the Woods, Tuesday morning.

Pot Discussion at Williams Town Meeting

WILLIAMS, Ore. — After declaring a medical marijuana moratorium last week, Josephine County Commissioners are now looking for feedback from the public. Last night in Williams, they held the first of several town hall meetings to find out if the moratorium will stay or if dispensaries are the right choice for the county. At that … Continue reading »

Trees and Shrubs Affected by Cold Winter

MEDFORD, Ore. — After the colder-than-average temperatures this winter, you may have noticed your trees and plants have had a harder time bouncing back this spring. Temperatures dropped dangerously low for regional plants during December when the plants were in their dormant state. Now, as we move into spring, some plants are not growing or … Continue reading »

Crews Delay I-5 Construction

PHOENIX, Ore. – A construction project that would have disrupted traffic along I-5 starting tonight has been postponed until further notice. The project, a pipe installation along exit 24, was delayed due to rain in the forecast. Once it begins the construction will limit traffic down to one lane in either direction for up to … Continue reading »

State Pot Testing Regulations Under Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Not a single gram of marijuana has been sold yet from a state-licensed dispensary in Southern Oregon. But already advocates are expressing concern. “The reality is that there is not any formalized structure for testing right now,” said Mike Welch, owner of Puff’s Smoke Shop in Ashland. Under the new state law, … Continue reading »

VIBES School Seeks Full-Day Kindergarten

MEDFORD, Ore. — A first-year charter school in Medford wants to expand and help younger students get a leg up on their education, but some school board members say they want to see more results before that can happen. VIBES Charter School, which operates inside Kids Unlimited, will ask the school board to add full-day … Continue reading »

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