The Haze and Heat Hang Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although we saw a break from the smoke and haze for a few days in northern California and southern Oregon, it definitely made a return Wednesday.  In fact, as winds shifted late Tuesday evening, air quality began to decrease in Fort Jones and Etna, and as the sun rose Wednesday, it was evident … Continue reading »

Near 100 Today, Cooler for the Holiday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to be our dominant weather feature. This is keeping the storm track to our north and allowing warmer air to filter into the Northwest. Highs will be flirting with 100 across the West Side this afternoon and 90 in the Basin. Winds will be shifting throughout the day today. … Continue reading »

Couple Weds After Tragic Accident

SELMA, Ore. — High School sweethearts from Selma are an week away from their wedding at Disneyland, but their courtship was anything but a fairy tale. At Illinois Valley High School Larry was an all star in football, track, and wrestling, and in the stands, Kelcie Yeoman the student body vice president, cheering him on. … Continue reading »

The Heat Continues For a Few More Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures climbed into the upper 90′s on Tuesday afternoon.  The next couple of afternoons will also be toasty, but relief is in sight.  By the weekend, highs will drop back down into the middle 80′s. A ridge of high pressure has been building over the Pacific Northwest, which has helped afternoon temperatures reach values nearly … Continue reading »

PTSD Sufferers Have Options

MEDFORD, Ore. – Experts urged people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to seek help for their condition, and friends of a man shot and killed by police said they wished he had sought more of that kind of help. Sunday, 52-year-old Stephen McMilon fired a shotgun at a police officer, and officers returned fire, killing … Continue reading »

Summer Heat in Full Swing

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will build into the West these next couple of days, allowing our temperatures to climb. We’ll be flirting with 100 across West Side Valleys by Wednesday. Skies will stay sunny across inland locations and will start off with clouds and fog at the coast. For now, the weather will stay … Continue reading »

Social Media Impacts Investigations

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department says no matter the incident or graphic nature, if it happens in public view, photos and videos will typically end up on Facebook or Twitter almost instantly. Police say these posts can sometimes help the investigation because the documentation can let officers get a better idea of what … Continue reading »

Councilors Keep Seats After Recall Vote

GOLD HILL, Ore. –  The fate of four Gold Hill City Councilors was decided Monday night by voters after a special recall election. Margaret Dials, Doug Reischman, Gus Wolf, and Lorraine Parks will all keep their seats after they each won over 60 percent of the votes cast for no recall. Councilor Dials say she was … Continue reading »

The Heat Peaks Mid-Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Highs Monday were a few degrees above average, for the most part, but over the next few days, temperatures will be approaching triple digits.  An area of low pressure brought a few showers to extreme southeastern Modoc County earlier on Monday, but as that low continues to exit the area, high pressure builds … Continue reading »

DWTRVS 2014 Cast Announced

MEDFORD, Ore.– As teachers open up their classrooms for the new school year, some students will be getting ready to launch a new season of Sparrow Clubs. Every year students donate their time in exchange for donations to sparrow families. These families have children with serious and often life-threatening illnesses. In addition to students’ efforts, … Continue reading »

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