C.A.T.S. Receives Global Support

MEDFORD, Ore. – An animal shelter called the Committed Alliance to Strays, better known as “C.A.T.S.,” was on the verge of closing, when a celebrity Facebook share triggered a surge of donations. The managers said it would take thousands of donations to survive. C.A.T.S. has a budget of about $15,000 a month. Back in June, the … Continue reading »

Police Arrest 12 People in Bar Sweep

MEDFORD, Ore. — Officers from parole and probation teamed up with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Deputy District Attorney to check out 28 different establishments on Saturday night. Police call this a “bar sweep.” Officers are in uniform, visiting bars to make sure citizens are upholding the law. MPD says eight people were … Continue reading »

Ashland Rental Battle Moves on Slowly

ASHLAND, Ore. – The fight over vacation rentals in Ashland continues despite what would-be hosts say have been some unexpected delays. A group called “The Hosts” in Ashland recently got the city council’s attention, calling for the drafting of an ordinance that would loosen restrictions on short-term vacation rentals in designated R-1 zones. Originally the … Continue reading »

Search Continues for Missing Woman

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police and loved ones are frantically searching Sunday night for a missing woman from Dundee, Ore.  The 38-year-old stay-at-home mom left her house to run errands on Thursday and has not been heard from since. It has been 72 hours since Jennifer Huston went missing. Her family and friends are reaching out to … Continue reading »

Growler Demand Opens Doors for Brewers

MEDFORD, Ore. – Paul Woolley pours a fresh serving of his latest IPA. After waiting for the thick head to subside, he sniffs it and gingerly takes a sip. The yet-to-be-released beer, the 5-Speed IPA, is the newest batch from Rusty Bucket – Woolley’s tiny, one-barrel operation. “I’m sure Caldera spills that much on their … Continue reading »

Firefighters Raise Money for MDA

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 crews spent Saturday morning out on the streets collecting cash for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The Fill the Boot fundraiser took place in Central Point and White City. More than two dozen members, most off-duty, were asking drivers for donations. Two on-duty engines were also … Continue reading »

Ferguson Fire Burning at 200 Acres

NEAR BEATTY, Ore. — Two structures have been lost to the Ferguson Fire burning about 30 miles east of Klamath Falls, and five miles north of Beatty. South Central Oregon Incident Management Team reports six structures are still threatened by the fire. The fire is currently at 200 acres and is 20 percent contained. The … Continue reading »

Fairgrounds Calling All Homebrewers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Fair is accepting admissions for the homebrew judging competition. The fairgrounds were mostly silent Saturday in preparation for the 100th anniversary fair in a few weeks, with the exception of a small keg to welcome amateur brewers. The competition has been a part of the fair for four … Continue reading »

Overturned Trailer Clogs Traffic on I-5

MEDFORD, Ore. — A trailer and a pile of dirt shut down a street just off I-5 on Saturday, backing up traffic for miles. Northbound at Exit 27, ODOT closed the roadway off the exit. Police say the commercial truck turned over in the crash, carrying dirt. Crews are working to get it all cleaned … Continue reading »

Garage Fire Briefly Spreads to Wildland

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Firefighters responded to a garage fire late Friday night, which also burned one-tenth of an acre. Grants Pass Fire Rescue and police units responded to a garage on fire just before 10 o’clock on North East 12th Street. A detached garage was fully involved in the fire and a vehicle was … Continue reading »

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