Injured Pedestrian Dies in Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police report a woman who was struck by a vehicle while crossing an intersection has died. Denise Elizabeth Anderson had been in the hospital with severe head injuries since November 15th. Last Saturday, Medford Police say she was hit by a vehicle on the intersection of Crater Lake Avenue and Brookhurst … Continue reading »

Locals Prepare for Immigration Action

MEDFORD, Ore. – President Obama is announcing executive action on immigration that could affect thousands of undocumented immigrants in the area. In a speech to the nation, the president promised those who meet certain criteria can be free of fear of being deported. For Julie Fuentes, a student in Medford, that could mean not having … Continue reading »

President Outlines Immigration Plans

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in a prime-time address … Continue reading »

Two Arrested After Ashland Drug Raid

ASHLAND, Ore.– After a two-month long investigation, two men are behind bars facing drug charges. On Tuesday the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team helped the Ashland Police to serve a search warrant on a home in the 400 block of Wightman St. in Ashland. During the search police said they found over six … Continue reading »

Search for 7 Year-Old Ends in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – A 7 year-old missing from McMinnville since Wednesday is safe, after her father turned himself in to Ashland Police. According to McMinnville Police Captain Dennis Marks, Paul Bute picked his daughter Reagan up early from school Wednesday morning. He lost custody of Reagan a short time later in the day, making the … Continue reading »

DA’s Asked to End Marijuana Prosecutions

SALEM, Ore. – Advocates for legal recreational marijuana in Oregon are calling on the state’s District Attorneys to stop prosecution of pending marijuana criminal cases. Measure 91 on the November General Election ballot made marijuana possession legal under certain parameters as of July of 2015. Now, the chief petitioner of the measure, and representatives from … Continue reading »

Most Expected Holiday Travel Since 2007

MEDFORD, Ore.– Travel experts expect the highest Thanksgiving Travel since 2007. AAA forecasts about 46.3 million Americans will head out, with 89% expected to travel by car. Experts said people will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday, an increase of 4.2% from last year. AAA said drivers will also pay the lowest price … Continue reading »

MPD Goes Door to Door, Looking to Help

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police went door to door in West Medford, Wednesday, trying to figure out what the community feels the city needs to do better and how to improve livability. It was all part of Operation C.A.R.E meant to give officers a chance to connect with the community and ask questions. Twice a year officers … Continue reading »

Local Reaction to GMO Ban Lawsuit

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Jackson County Farmers who are suing over the voter-approved GMO ban are not commenting on the $4.2 million lawsuit. The county is not yet willing to speculate what the litigation will mean for the future of the ban. Two farms filed the suit against the county on Monday, and said the GMO ban … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Maintains Innocence

MEDFORD, Ore. – The man accused of the shooting murder of his wife, and the attempted murder of three others including a child, says he’s not guilty. Wade Phillips was arraigned Wednesday in a Jackson County court. Phillips, appearing via webcam, pleaded not guilty to charges of Murder and three counts of Attempted Murder. The charges stem from a November 11th incident that occurred … Continue reading »

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