Taking Flight: Soaring with a Smile

Medford, Ore. — As several schools prepare to adopt new Sparrows for the school year, one North Medford High School student will be adopted by her peers. Hailey Maddox will be adopted as her school’s Sparrow.  The 15-year-old is fighting a rare cancer.  In January, doctors found it in her knee, lymph nodes and lungs. … Continue reading »

Police Forced to Shoot Bear in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers were forced to shoot a bear in a residential neighborhood early Thursday morning. At about 4:10 a.m., officers were notified of a black bear in the Washington Elementary School area. The bear was reported to have been going through trash cans in the area. When police arrived, the bear … Continue reading »

Rain Starting to Fizzle Out

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have finally seen the heaviest of rain that will fall with this system. The last 48 hours proved to bring more rain than expected to our region, allowing for a little relief from the extremely dry conditions we’ve seen for a while. Early estimates with this storm were showing less than an … Continue reading »

Bee Hive in Talent Moving From Downtown

TALENT, Ore. — Several agencies helped to remove a giant hive filled with thousands of bees from a power line in a neighborhood. Just last month the City of Talent was officially designated the second “Bee City” in the country. With that title, the city has a responsibility to create sustainable habitats for pollinators. On Wednesday, … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain Will Lead to Slick Pavement

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front has begun pushing inland today. Roughly 3″ of rain has fallen since late last night along the coast. Rain will move through the West Side this morning, falling heavy at times. Because this is the first significant rainfall of the season, roadways will be slick from accumulated oil throughout … Continue reading »

Dodge Closing in on NAIA Records

ASHLAND, Ore. — Austin Dodge has broken almost every record a quarterback could break at SOU and now Dodge is closing in on a few NAIA records as well. In fact, there are two he could either tie or break this week against Montana State Northern. Dodge is 345 passing yards shy of setting the … Continue reading »

Weed HS Returns for Emotional First Day

WEED, Calif. –  The students of Weed High School are finally returning to class this week, eight days after a fire ripped through their town. Many of the students are still dealing with the devastation of the Boles fire, but many said they were thankful to be back. Tuesday, students and administrators said, was a day of grief, … Continue reading »

Dangerous Waste Removal in Weed Begins

WEED, Calif., — The city submitted a plan for approval with the county and state. If approved the cost of debris removal, even hazardous material would be next to nothing with the State of California covering 75% of the tab and insurance, federal assistance and donations covering the rest. While waiting for the go ahead … Continue reading »

A Wet Wednesday Brings Flood Dangers

WEATHER DISCUSSION A large, textbook, comma-shaped area of low pressure is poised to make its way inland over the next 24 hours.  We’ve been anticipating the strength of this storm system for about a week now, and although models are a bit inconsistent with the exact timing of the cold front, most model outlooks agree … Continue reading »

Man Killed in Police Standoff Identified

[UPDATE 4:00 P.M.]  The man who died during a shootout with police Sunday night has been identified as 29-year old Daniel Diaz. Diaz lived on Northwest Blossom Drive in Grants Pass. According to the Josephine County Court, Diaz was charged with Two Counts of Menacing in August, 2014 and failed to appear for his status hearing on … Continue reading »

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