Another Downtown Medford Fire

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police and Medford Fire are still investigating the cause of an apartment fire off an alley behind 235 N. Ivy Street. The fire broke out on Monday afternoon around 1 p.m. Officials said though the cause is unknown at this point, and they have the fire listed as suspicious. Investigators are looking into … Continue reading »

Sun-Blocking Wardrobe

ASHLAND, Ore. – The cool down we’re expecting this week doesn’t mean there’s a break from the potential for sunburns. Experts say many times the coolest days of the summer are the ones people experience the worst damage from harmful ultraviolet rays (UV). While the SPF in sunscreen is a well-known form of protection, UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor … Continue reading »

Governor Victor Atiyeh Dies at 91

SALEM, Ore. — Governor  Kitzhaber ordered all flags at public institutions statewide be lowered and flown at half-staff Monday until date of interment in honor of former Governor Victor Atiyeh. He served from 1979 to 1987 in Oregon. Governor Atiyeh passed away on Sunday, July 20, at the age of 91. “I am deeply saddened … Continue reading »

Oregonians Protest Illegal Immigration

SALEM, Ore. — A demonstration on immigration took place far from the U.S./Mexico border. About 1,000 miles away, on a highway overpass in Salem, about two dozen people lined up with American flags, this weekend. Others held signs, protesting illegal immigration. The protest was organized by the group, Oregonians for Immigration Reform.

Fair Uses Social Media to Reach Guests

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — This year the Jackson County Fair is using social media to connect with more people and reach a larger audience. Along with the new fair app introduced in the weeks leading up to the fair, fair board members are also using Facebook, Twitter, websites, and advertisements to communicate with guests. This … Continue reading »

OSP Investigating Motorcycle Crash

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash outside of Gold Hill. Police say it happened on Highway 234, at milepost 9. The driver reportedly passed a pickup at a high speed and lost control, hitting the gravel on the shoulder and into a field. Nolan Ringulet from Lakeview, was … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Farmer’s Market Expands

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The Jacksonville Farmer’s Market is exploding this year, roughly doubling in size since last summer according to managers. They say part of the reason it is growing is because it offers some unique features others can’t. Since last summer, the market has gone from 20 to 25 vendors, to now roughly 50. … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested After Car Chase

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — More than 1,100 homes in Grants Pass were without power Saturday night after a car crash. Pacific Power restored power for residents in the area of Northwest Highland and Carol Drive after nearly five hours. The car crash stemmed from a domestic disturbance, which started in the area of Gilbert Creek … Continue reading »

Arson Not a Factor in Early Morning Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire investigators are ruling out arson in an early morning house fire on Newtown Street in downtown Medford. Units were dispatched to the fire at approximately 5 a.m. The report apparently came from the homeowner who woke up to the smell of fire on the back porch. The fire started in a … Continue reading »

Crews Rescue Woman from Smoky Home

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Firefighters rescued a woman from her home on Northwest Fifth Street that was filled with smoke on Saturday, while neighbors used buckets of water to try and put it out. Investigators said it started in the kitchen. She apparently tried to put the flames out with the faucet spray nozzle. Then, fire … Continue reading »

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