• Governor Signs Basin Agreement

    Governor Signs Basin Agreement

    April 18, 2014

    Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and members of the Klamath Basin Task Force are gathering this morning for the official signing of the historic Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement.

    Terminally Ill Man Does Stand-Up Comedy

    Terminally Ill Man Does Stand-Up Comedy

    April 17, 2014

    Alan "Rosey" Rosenberg was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year. He was given just six months to live without treatment, and one to two years to live with chemotherapy. Rosenberg chose to do the chemo, but has since finished his treatment.

    Klamath Sheriff’s Office Faces Cuts

    Klamath Sheriff's Office Faces Cuts

    April 17, 2014

    A packed house filled the room for the budget hearing for the sheriff's office Thursday afternoon. Many of the public commenters thought cuts to the sheriff’s department would lead to bigger problems.

    Huddleston Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Huddleston Sentenced to Life in Prison

    April 17, 2014

    A Rogue Valley man convicted of murdering his wife was sentenced today to life in prison. Bourne Huddleston was convicted of trying to hire two people to murder his wife, Kristy, in 2012, and then committing the crime himself.

    Governor Visits Southern Oregon

    Governor Visits Southern Oregon

    April 17, 2014

    Governor John Kitzhaber is hoping to increase economic development and job creation in Southern Oregon. Kitzhaber was in Medford this afternoon and met with development leaders in the area and toured the development hub downtown.

    Earthquake Forum Prepares Residents

    Earthquake Forum Prepares Residents

    April 17, 2014

    Experts say a major earthquake could cripple southern Oregon, so they want people to begin preparing now, in case the big one hits in the near future. Jackson County Emergency Management hosted an earthquake preparedness event Thursday.

    Child Abuse Awareness in Southern Oregon

    Child Abuse Awareness in Southern Oregon

    April 17, 2014

    The Child Abuse Network, known as "CAN", is hoping to raise awareness about the realities and prevalence of child abuse in southern Oregon. Today, people gathered in Alba Park for the 6th annual event that shares personal stories from local victims as a way to raise awareness.

    Students Learn Farm to Market Concept

    Students Learn Farm to Market Concept

    April 17, 2014

    The Farm to Market Nutrition Fair stopped by Mountain View Elementary Thursday. It's a program visiting several Rogue Valley schools, transforming cafeterias into a carnival for a day. A salad bar featured produce for each letter of the alphabet.

    Child Abuse Recognition Class

    Child Abuse Recognition Class

    April 17, 2014

    April is Child Abuse Awareness month. There were 69,096 reports of child abuse in Oregon last year. 30,850 of those cases were investigated. 6,332 were founded or confirmed cases, involving more than 10-thousand kids. 845 of those kids were in Jackson County.

    Fire Agencies Urge Fuel Reduction

    Fire Agencies Urge Fuel Reduction

    April 17, 2014

    Multiple fire agencies are pleading with the public this week, asking residents to get ready for what could be an intense fire season. Chris Chambers with Ashland Fire and Rescue says residents should cut grass below four inches.

    Lt. Sergi Speaks Out on Investigation

    Lt. Sergi Speaks Out on Investigation

    April 17, 2014

    In the statement, Sergi says he has been accused of using addresses from an employees' roster to solicit campaign funds. Sergi denies doing that, instead he says he used a campaign database that has the addresses of all registered voters in Oregon, which is public information.

    Murder in Klamath Falls

    Murder in Klamath Falls

    April 17, 2014

    Police are investigating a murder in Klamath Falls. The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office says police officers responded to a report of a murder at approximately 6:12 a.m. on Thursday on the 1800 block of Laverne Avenue. Officers reportedly found a deceased male who had been shot.

    Goodwill Going Green for Earth Day

    Goodwill Going Green for Earth Day

    April 17, 2014

    Earth Day is less than a week away, which is prompting people to try out a new trendy way to recycle. It's called "up-cycling." The process takes old, used objects that have lost their function and turns them into something else, with a new purpose.

    Josephine County Moratorium Set

    Josephine County Moratorium Set

    April 16, 2014

    A one year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries will be put in to place in Josephine County on May 1st. The moratorium will allow the commissioners to get more feedback from the public on the issue. The vote passed 2-0.

    Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

    Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

    April 16, 2014

    Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year's budget, they said that funding won't return.

    Finalists Announced for Angel Conference

    Finalists Announced for Angel Conference

    April 16, 2014

    Organizers announced the five finalists for the 2014 Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network Conference at the Jefferson Grapevine event Wednesday evening. Four of the five finalists came from outside the Rogue Valley.

    Fire Crews Gear up for Wildfire Season

    Fire Crews Gear up for Wildfire Season

    April 16, 2014

    Fire crews across the Rogue Valley are gearing up for another, possibly intense fire season. Fire departments are dusting off their wildland firefighting gear, and the Oregon Department of Forestry already has crews hard at work.

    Drought Causes Lime Prices to Rise

    Drought Causes Lime Prices to Rise

    April 16, 2014

    Droughts in the United States and Mexico are squeezing lime prices sky-high. Restaurants across the Rogue Valley are being impacted by the recent lime price increase. Elements in downtown Medford said it has seen the price of a shipment of limes triple just in the past month.

    Huddleston Guilty on All Counts

    Huddleston Guilty on All Counts

    April 16, 2014

    A jury says Bourne Huddleston is guilty of murdering his wife in Medford in 2012. Sentencing will be Thursday morning.

    Grants Pass Man Charged for Sex Abuse

    Grants Pass Man Charged for Sex Abuse

    April 16, 2014

    A 37-year old man from Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Tuesday for rape and sexual abuse allegations involving a female who was a minor at the time of the alleged offenses.

    Ashland Drought Plans

    Ashland Drought Plans

    April 16, 2014

    In anticipation of drought conditions, the City of Ashland is taking action now to reduce water use over the next several months. They City and the Parks Department, "will not plant trees, shrubs or annuals starting now through the summer season,” said City Administrator Dave Kanner.

    Man in Serious Condition After Crash

    Man in Serious Condition After Crash

    April 16, 2014

    A Jacksonville man is in serious condition at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland after he was injured in a head-on crash Tuesday morning. According to Oregon State Police, at about 4:45 a.m., a 2002 Volkswagen bug driven by Paul Sage, 47, of Jacksonville, was heading west on Highw

    Ashland Food Bank Offers Home Delivery

    Ashland Food Bank Offers Home Delivery

    April 16, 2014

    Ashland Emergency Food Bank is now offering home delivery for anyone who cannot physically come to the bank to pick up food. The program is specifically geared toward the elderly, handicapped, or people without transportation.

    Community Raises Awarness on Child Abuse

    Community Raises Awarness on Child Abuse

    April 16, 2014

    Tonight a community event meant to raise awareness about child abuse is kicking off. It is part of a two-day event bringing families together during Child Abuse Prevention Month. From 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., family fun activities will be held at Alba Park in Medford. This will include a fish pond,

    Witnesses Help Locate Stolen Car

    Witnesses Help Locate Stolen Car

    April 16, 2014

    Grants Pass Police said residents helped to locate a stolen vehicle and the man responsible, Tuesday night. Police say witnesses saw a man trying to break into a parked car at Reinhart Volunteer Park. When confronted, he took off in a blue Mustang reported stolen earlier in the day. Through detailed

    Ashland Prepares for Plastic Bag Ban

    Ashland Prepares for Plastic Bag Ban

    April 16, 2014

    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.

    First Boston Bombing Anniversary

    First Boston Bombing Anniversary

    April 15, 2014

    A moment of silence at the finish line, the tolling of church bells and a solemn flag-raising ceremony capped the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing Tuesday. Under a steady rain on Boylston Street, where two homemade bombs last April 15 marked the deadliest terrorist attack in the U

    Local Runner Remembers Boston Bombing

    Local Runner Remembers Boston Bombing

    April 15, 2014

    The one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing hit some in southern Oregon harder than others. Justin Rosas was about 100 yards away from the explosion but says he's ready to head back this weekend to run.

    Local Seed Growers Support GMO Ban

    Local Seed Growers Support GMO Ban

    April 15, 2014

    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, T

    Huddleston Takes the Stand in Day 5

    Huddleston Takes the Stand in Day 5

    April 15, 2014

    The fate of a man accused of killing his wife is now in the hands of the jury. It comes on the same day Bourne Huddleston took the stand to defend himself in his murder trial. Huddleston stuck to the story he's been presenting in court; that his wife killed herself in March 2012.

    Fire Destroys Two Structures in Merlin

    Fire Destroys Two Structures in Merlin

    April 15, 2014

    The Rural Metro Fire Department in Grants Pass started getting calls from concerned neighbors Monday around 9:15 p.m. that said they heard explosions and saw embers in the sky. When Rural Metro arrived at 4285 Quartz Creek Rd. at about 10:00 p.m.,

    New Medford Superintendent Announced

    New Medford Superintendent Announced

    April 15, 2014

    The Medford School District has a new leader. Dr. Brian Shumate from will take over the reigns July 15. Shumate has 27-years of experience in education, the last two of which were spent as Assistant Superintendent in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

    Huddleston Trial Day 5

    Huddleston Trial Day 5

    April 15, 2014

    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 real truth.

    Chocolate Bunny a Hot Easter Commodity

    Chocolate Bunny a Hot Easter Commodity

    April 15, 2014

    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 nex

    Cinder Block Suspects Identified

    Cinder Block Suspects Identified

    April 15, 2014

    A 16 and 17 year old have been identified as suspects in a cinder block being dropped off of Interstate 5 and onto a moving vehicle Sunday. Oregon State Police (OSP) received phone calls that led to identifying two juvenile males. A woman was injured inside the car. The lead OSP investigati

    Jewish Community Increases Security

    Jewish Community Increases Security

    April 14, 2014

    Monday marks the first day of the Jewish holiday Passover. The Chabad Jewish Center hosted its Passover Seder at the Bellview Grange in Ashland, and they took extra precautions.

    SOU Awarded LEED Building Certification

    SOU Awarded LEED Building Certification

    April 14, 2014

    Southern Oregon University is continuing to strive to make their campus more environmentally friendly. SOU announced today that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for the construction of its new Raider Village Complex.

    Former Deputy Facing Additional Charges

    Former Deputy Facing Additional Charges

    April 14, 2014

    A former Lake County Deputy who turned himself in after being accused of having relations with a 17-year-old, is back behind bars. Oregon State Police say 42-year-old Kenneth Turkle turned himself in Sunday, after being seen with 17-year-old Marriah Andrews on Friday. State police said her paren

    Pear Blossom hits Record Attendance

    Pear Blossom hits Record Attendance

    April 14, 2014

    Pear Blossom organizers say this year may have been the best event in it's history. They are still crunching the exact numbers, but organizers estimate there were about 15,000 to 18,000 people in attendance at the street fair. They say there was about 12,000 last year. With the addition of the amphi

    More Charges for Foster Parent

    More Charges for Foster Parent

    April 14, 2014

    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.

    Baby Book Donations Needed

    Baby Book Donations Needed

    April 14, 2014

    A new program aimed at getting baby books into the hands of parents with newborns kicked off Monday, but donations are still needed.

    Arrest Made in Public Sex Abuse Case

    Arrest Made in Public Sex Abuse Case

    April 14, 2014

    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.

    Huddleston Interrogation Video Released

    Huddleston Interrogation Video Released

    April 14, 2014

    The prosecution showed the entire two-hour interrogation of Bourne Huddleston during his murder trial Monday. During the questioning from March 2012, Huddleston repeatedly changed his story to investigators.

    HealthWatch: “Hangry” Fighting

    HealthWatch: "Hangry" Fighting

    April 14, 2014

    While it is not uncommon for married couples to argue, Ohio State University researchers say hunger could make the fighting worse.

    Oregon Trails: State’s Johnny Appleseed

    Oregon Trails: State's Johnny Appleseed

    April 14, 2014

    National Arbor is on April 25th, but several states around the country celebrate on various days this month; this includes Southern Oregon. Oregon designated the second week of April for its Arbor Day celebrations. In honor of the emphasis Arbor Week places on planting and nourishing trees, Oregon T

    Man Rescued from Bottom of Cliff

    Man Rescued from Bottom of Cliff

    April 14, 2014

    A Brookings man was saved via a search and rescue mission Friday evening after the Curry County Sheriff's Office got a 911 transfer call from the Brookings Police Department alerting them of the situation. Residents of the Rainbow Rock Condominiums just north of Brookings on Highway 101 reported tha

    Volunteers Clean Central Point Cemetery

    Volunteers Clean Central Point Cemetery

    April 13, 2014

    A group of volunteers is working to preserve history at a local cemetery. About a dozen people showed up to the Central Point Cemetery on Saturday. The cleanup has become a regular event since 2011, when several gravestones were vandalized

    Drought Could Help Save OSU Extension

    Drought Could Help Save OSU Extension

    April 13, 2014

    Supporters of the Jackson County OSU Extension say they hope the drought year will influence voters as they head to the ballot booths next month. They say more and more people rely on their services during difficult growing seasons.

    Wait to Plant Warm Weather Vegetables

    Wait to Plant Warm Weather Vegetables

    April 13, 2014

    It is that time of year again to start planting your garden, but the warm weather does not mean it is time to start planting all of your spring crops just yet. Garden experts said it is okay to start planting your cool weather crops.

    Last-Minute Tax Advice

    Last-Minute Tax Advice

    April 13, 2014

    Millions of Americans are rushing to file their tax returns before the April 15 deadline. With just two days left, local tax agencies are extending hours, and seeing those who procrastinate come in at the last minute for help on their return.