Texas Hospital Confirms 2nd Ebola Case

CNN (Oct. 12, 2014) — A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the hospital said in a statement. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. – Weed Police report a suspect has been arrested for intentionally lighting a fire that damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes. Officers from Weed Police Department arrested 24-year-old Weed resident Ronald Beau Marshall at his family’s home on Saturday morning. They say Marshall had been a person of interest since the very first … Continue reading »

SOPRIDE Parade and Festvial

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon Pride celebrations continued Saturday with the SOPRIDE Parade in Ashland. The momentum in Oregon is being echoed nationwide. The Supreme Court is allowing bans to be struck down in a handful of states through out the country. “It’s so exciting to see that domino effect through out the states. the … Continue reading »

Fallen Firefighter’s Family Hit Hard

ALBANY, Ore. – A local fallen firefighter is being honored this weekend by the National Firefighters Memorial Service. Jesse Trader is among 107 firefighters being recognized Sunday at a ceremony in Maryland. But his family says, while the support from the state and firefighting community has been amazing, the federal government continues to deny them … Continue reading »

Alleged Child Abuser Appears in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man accused of abusing a foster child under his care is appearing in court for the first time. Samuel Hicks was arraigned Friday following a four month investigation. Hicks pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, and unlawful sexual penetration. Those acts are suspected to have been committed against … Continue reading »

Fire Prompts Death Investigation

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after a fire lead them to find human remains. On Thursday, Sheriff’s Officers responded to the 1900 block of East Gregory Rd. in Central Point after a storage trailer caught on fire. Firefighters with Fire District 3 put the fire out. … Continue reading »

Man Arraigned for 2008 Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Alton Baker Park in 2008 was arraigned Thursday. Eugene police say 22-year-old Anthony Wayne Meredith of Park City, Utah will be arraigned in the Lane County Jail on rape and sodomy charges. Back on December 31, 2008, police say a 12-year-old girl was … Continue reading »

Major Local Timber Purchase Announced

MEDFORD, Ore. — Seattle-based Green Diamond Resource Company is investing in Southern Oregon timber land. The company recently announced the purchase of 600,000 of land from JWTR LLC in Klamath Falls for an undisclosed price, meeting with Jackson County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the final terms. Of that land, 17,000 acres were burned in the … Continue reading »

Foster Parent Arrested for Sexual Abuse

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Samuel Joseph Hicks, 52, Thursday for sexually abusing a child. Hicks is from White City and has been the subject a four-month long investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The investigation revealed the abuse occurred during the time Hicks was the victims foster parent. Hicks … Continue reading »

Missing Medford Man Located

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Shawn May has been found alive. The Sheriff’s Office says May was located in Sweet Home, Oregon. At this point, Shawn is being interviewed by police in Sweet Home and is in good condition and has no medical needs.

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