‘Drug Take Back’ Collects Pounds

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs are now out of Southern Oregon medicine cabinets. It was all part of a nationwide “Drug Take Back” effort that happened on Saturday. As part of the event, Medford Police, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office collected unwanted or … Continue reading »

Jury Selection for Jodi Arias Trial

(CNN) — Jury selection in the Jodi Arias sentencing re-trial started Monday. Last year, jurors found Arias guilty of murder. But they deadlocked on whether Arias should be put to death. The court is now starting the process of choosing jurors who will determine her punishment. Cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom this … Continue reading »

Police Searching for Graffiti Artist

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Police are offering a $500 dollar reward for anyone that helps lead them to the arrest of a graffiti artist. Police said the city has been hit with several acts of vandalism recently. They said both public and private residencies are being targeted and it costs a lot to … Continue reading »

Burglaries on Table Rock Rd. Draw Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two burglaries just hours apart from each other on Table Rock Road drew the attention of Police. Neighbors said this kind of thing happens frequently in that area. The burglar broke through the back of one of the apartments in the 2,000 block and then broke into the shed of a mobile home. … Continue reading »

Missing Georgia Woman Found Safe

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police has made contact with a woman and confirmed she is safe in the Crater Lake area and in need of no assistance. Andria C. Terrell’s husband reported to OSP that his wife was traveling to Crater Lake on Sunday in a rented blue 2014 Kia Forte displaying California … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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