Ashland Prepares for Plastic Bag Ban

ASHLAND, Ore. –  The Ashland City Council expects a plastic bag ban to become a reality in a matter of months. Last night, the council held the first reading on the issue. The second reading will happen at the next council meeting, and it’s expected to pass after that and become law. This ban would impact all stores and businesses … Continue reading »

Local Runner Remembers Boston Bombing

MEDFORD, Ore. – Boston Marathon runner Justin Rosas wore jacket the jacket given out at last year’s race Tuesday and said he will never forget April 15th 2013. “It’s actually been more difficult today than I would have guessed on the one year anniversary. I don’t think about it every day, I do think about … Continue reading »

Local Seed Growers Support GMO Ban

MEDFORD, Ore.– Local seed growers are speaking out against GMOs, clearing up what they say are “factual issues” on the ballot measure to ban the crops. The Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association said they do not have a stance on the move to ban genetically modified crops. However, during a press conference, Tuesday, at Oregon … Continue reading »

New Medford Superintendent Announced

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District says Dr. Brian Shumate will be the next leader of the district.  He has 27 years of education experience, the previous two have been as Assistant Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. Shumate will replace Dr. Phil Long, who retires June 30th. Long served a total … Continue reading »

Huddleston Trial Day 5

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Rogue Valley man accused of murdering his wife takes the stand in his own defense during his trial on Tuesday. Borne Huddleston wanted to testify so his side of the story could be heard.  He says the state’s side of the story is systematic, and he wants people to know the … Continue reading »

Chocolate Bunny a Hot Easter Commodity

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ninety million chocolate Easter bunnies are sold every year come Easter. This makes it the most popular chocolate Easter candy in the nation, according to the National Retail Federation. Local chocolatiers say Easter is one of their busiest holidays, and they are gearing up for a potential busy next few days.  Branson’s … Continue reading »

Highway 238 Head On Collision

Near Jacksonville, Ore. - One driver is hospitalized, after a head on collision on Highway 238. The collision between an SUV and a car occurred just before 5 A.M. The driver of the car was air lifted to a Medford Hospital. The Applegate Fire Department, Oregon State Police, and Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies are all on … Continue reading »

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 »

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