More Charges for Foster Parent

MEDFORD, Ore. — More charges are being added for a Medford foster parent accused of sexually abusing two children in his care. 77-year-old James Mobley was arrested earlier this month on charges of sex abuse. Now Mobley is also being charged with private indecency. The biological mother of a third child in Mobley’s care says … Continue reading »

Baby Book Donations Needed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — “Baby’s First Book,” a new program aimed at getting baby books into the hands of parents with newborns kicked off Monday, but donations are still needed. The Asante Foundation has teamed up with Josephine Community Libraries to give parents a book with ideas of ways to read to their baby every … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Public Sex Abuse Case

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police say a man may have sexually assaulted dozens of women in public over the past few years. 53-year-old David Reynolds is under arrest after making unwanted sexual contact with a woman in Target last month. Reynolds was booked into the Jackson County Jail on charges of third degree sex abuse, … Continue reading »

Huddleston Interrogation Video Released

MEDFORD, Ore. – Bourne Huddleston repeatedly changed his story to investigators on the night he was arrested for the murder of his wife Kristy, according to a recording of his interrogation. The two-hour interrogation was shown in its entirety during Huddleston’s murder trial Monday. It was the final piece of evidence presented by prosecutors before … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Central Point Cemetery

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A group of volunteers is working to preserve history at a local cemetery. About a dozen people showed up to the Central Point Cemetery on Saturday to pick up weeds and clear brush. The cleanup has become a regular event since 2011, when several gravestones at the cemetery were vandalized — … Continue reading »

Drought Could Help Save OSU Extension

NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Supporters of the Jackson County OSU Extension say they hope the drought year will influence voters as they head to the ballot booths next month. A tax district for the Extension will appear on the May ballot — giving voters the chance to weigh in on a levy of about a … Continue reading »

Wait to Plant Warm Weather Vegetables

ASHLAND, Ore. — It is that time of year again to start planting your garden, but the warm weather does not mean it is time to start planting all of your spring crops just yet. Garden experts said it is okay to start planting your cool weather crops like lettuce, broccoli, and kale, but hold off on … Continue reading »

Last-Minute Tax Advice

MEDFORD, Ore. — Millions of Americans are rushing to file their tax returns before the April 15 deadline. With just two days left, local tax agencies are extending hours, and seeing procrastinators coming in at the last minute. Tax experts at Liberty Tax Service say most last-minute filers are scared to file because of the … Continue reading »

Businesses Impacted by Pear Blossom

MEDFORD, Ore. — The annual Pear Blossom Festival was a huge success this year, and that success is rubbing off on downtown businesses as well. Some local businesses like Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop on Central Avenue chose to stay open during the parade because the Pear Blossom Festival brings in good revenue. One manager at … Continue reading »

Prescott Park Plan Needs Votes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Mountain bike enthusiasts are asking for your help. They need online votes to help the group make a new trail system become a reality on Roxy Ann. The Prescott Park plan adds 25 miles of mountain bike-specific trails, with easy through difficult markings. A helmet company is giving away $100,000 to the … Continue reading »

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