Minor Injuries from Illegal Fireworks

MEDFORD, Ore. — Several people are suffering minor injuries after an illegal mortar style firework exploded in a group of people overnight. That mortar didn’t send anyone to the hospital, but it did start a fire at a nearby duplex. The scarring visible on the duplex amounted to around $2,500 worth of damage. It was … Continue reading »

Police Cracking Down on Noise Complaints

MEDFORD, Ore. — Most Fourth of July celebrations go on with a “bang”, but this year, police are cracking down on the late night celebrations. Police say, in the past, officers have been relaxed when it comes to enforcing noise complaints on the 4th of July. “If we would tell them to stop and they would, … Continue reading »

Emergency Responders Prepare for Holiday

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local firefighters and law enforcement officers are gearing up for a potentially busy night. The fire danger level is now at high for Jackson County and firefighters say that won’t mix well with fireworks and barbecues. Jackets, helmets and boots will probably get a lot of use over the holiday weekend. The … Continue reading »

Buttons Being Sold for Fireworks Show

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Another organization is stepping up to bring fireworks back to Grants Pass this 4th of July and it is asking for the public’s help. The Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber of Commerce is selling buttons to help fund this year’s event. The fireworks show has been run by the Lions … Continue reading »