Gang Training Helps Teachers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For about a decade schools in the area have been working to keep gangs out of the classroom. At one point, the problem became so bad that some schools saw violent confrontations, but not anymore. Even today the area has somewhat of a reputation for gang activity. However, for years schools … Continue reading »

Haze & Smoke Return to Southern Oregon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A fire weather warning is in effect through 10am Friday for the Cascades and Eastern Douglas County. This warning is for very dry air and conditions that promote active wildfire behavior. Winds will shift again for today, helping to bring smoke back into Central Siskiyou County and much of Southern Oregon. The … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns & Smoky Skies

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds aloft shifted Thursday, rerouting the smoke from the Happy Camp Complex back into southern Oregon.  By the afternoon, a veil of smoke was visible in southern Jackson and Klamath Counties.  This will continue throughout the weekend and most of next week. The heat will do the same, at least in the short-term.  Highs … Continue reading »

Medford Officers Justified in Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — At today’s conference, District Attorney Beth Heckert announced the officers involved in the shooting on August 24th, were justified for using deadly force. The Grand Jury met for four hours and the 15 jury members deliberated for less than 5 min. The incident happened near Cherry Street and Stewart Avenue, and police reported … Continue reading »

Senior Financial Abuse Growing

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Financial exploitation of seniors is on the rise in Oregon. A new report from the office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations found that reports of financial abuse rose 18 percent from 2012 to 2013. Senior financial abuse has been growing for years. In fact, it’s the most common type of … Continue reading »

Serial Arsonist Sentenced to 3+ Years

MEDFORD, Ore. — A serial arsonist will face more than three years in prison after he pled guilty for first degree arson in Jackson County court today. Manoah Hall appeared in court this morning. He pleaded “no contest” to the Thomas Road Fire and received 25 months in prison. He also pleaded “no contest” to … Continue reading »

Ask the Met: How Hurricanes Form

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How do hurricanes form?” St. Mary’s 6th graders — Mrs. Schultz’s class Hurricanes form from thunderstorms that develop over oceans! You will never see a hurricane develop over land. In order for these storms to form we need unstable air. Another way of thinking of this is rising air. When temperatures … Continue reading »

Summer by Day, Fall by Night

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds remain out of the ENE this morning keeping the smoke out of Central Siskiyou County and just south of Del Norte County. Because winds are northeasterly moreso than easterly, the bulk of the smoke will remain south of the Southern Oregon Coast. A fire weather watch is in effect for the … Continue reading »

Woman Finds Green Substance on Chicken

MEDFORD, Ore. –  After a routine trip to a Medford Safeway store, a Shady Cove woman noticed something strange when she arrived home with her groceries. Stacey Jentzsch found a strange blue-green substance on a chicken breast she had just purchased. Jentzsch filed a complaint with the Medford Safeway, and then with Safeway’s corporate office but … Continue reading »

Text to 911 Not in Oregon, Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you’re in an emergency “talking” on the phone to 911 isn’t always the most convenient. This is why the state of Oregon is considering allowing people to text 911 instead of calling. Right now if you text 911, you will get an immediate response stating you must make a voice call … Continue reading »

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