Ice Rink Activities Postponed Two Days

Ashland, Ore.– Ashland Parks and Recreation needs a couple more days to install the new cover at the ice rink. This means the schedule of regular activities at the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be moved from Wednesday, December 17th to Friday, December 19th. Parks and Rec officials said this will help the ice surface … Continue reading »

Shipping Intensifies Ahead of Holidays

MEDFORD, Ore. – Packages, envelopes and letters are flying out the doors of mail distribution centers across the U.S. in advance of the Christmas deadline. Postal carriers are expecting Monday to be the busiest shipping day of the entire year. After storms slowed down the process last year and some deliveries did not make it … Continue reading »

Arrest Made After Volkswagen Break In

MEDFORD, Ore. – A teenager is facing charges after police said he tried to steal a car from from the Volkswagen dealership on Riverisde Ave. Early on Monday December 15th, 18 year-old Tyreese Key was allegedly spotted trying to steal a car from the dealership, and tried to run from officers. According to police, Key … Continue reading »

Open Enrollment Deadline Looms

MEDFORD, Ore. – Today is the last day for Oregonians to enroll for health insurance coverage to start or continue in January of 2015. Residents in the state need to use the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, to compare plans and enroll in coverage. Those who fail to enroll can face penalties anywhere from 95 dollars for … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Children

GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. “Many families want young children and there is no … Continue reading »

25-Year-Old Dies in Crash in Prospect

PROSPECT, Ore. — Prospect Fire responded to a vehicle accident just before 2 a.m. The crash happened on the 1200 block of Mill Creek Drive in Prospect. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports 25-year-old Zachary Ryan Jones was driving southbound in the 1200 block of Mill Creek Drive when he lost control of the 2000 Nissan Frontier … Continue reading »

Woman Delivers Baby Unexpectedly in Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — A woman and her newborn baby are safe at the hospital after an early morning delivery in the living room of their home. Medford Fire responded to a call just before 4 a.m. this morning in the 2000 block of Salyer Lane. Medford Police say the call was about a woman having … Continue reading »

Local Woman Overcomes Tragedy

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A Central Point woman will have to rebuild her home after a 50-year-old, 100 foot tree fell into her living room during Thursday’s storm, but that’s just the beginning of a remarkable story of resolve. “One way or another we’ll get through it we don’t have much of a choice anyway … Continue reading »

Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK, NY. — Quarterback Marcus Mariota became the first University of Oregon player to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, beating out Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Alabama’s Amari Cooper. Mariota threw for 38 touchdowns this season, 53 total when you add in rushing and receiving, and had just two interceptions. Mariota won by … Continue reading »

Zumbathon for Medford Sparrow

MEDFORD, Ore. — People are gathering at McLoughlin Middle School to raise funds for a little boy battling cancer. Jorge Machain is a 7-year-old battling Embryonal Sarcoma. He is a member of Sparrow Clubs. Jorge has been battling this illness since last year, when  tests revealed he had a large tumor on the right side of his … Continue reading »

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