Driver Asleep at Wheel Crashes Overnight

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police and Ashland Fire and Rescue responded to a rollover crash overnight. It happened around 11:30 Saturday night on the northbound I-5 freeway near milepost 7. Ashland Fire said an elderly man in his 80’s fell asleep at the wheel. The passenger side of the vehicle is completely crushed, but … Continue reading »

Photos Released of Assault Suspects

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Police release new photos of the two suspects in an assault on a transient woman. One man is in jail and another is believed to have fled the area, following an assault around midnight on Friday. Ashland Police say two transient men, later identified at Marcus Dwayne Harper and Kenneth Dale … Continue reading »

Swept at Home: SOU Loses to Concordia

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ASHLAND, Ore. — The 11th-ranked Concordia men’s basketball team went from down 10 to Cascade Conference co-champions in a hurry Saturday night at Bob Riehm Arena. The Cavaliers got hot at the right time to score a 96-88 win over Southern Oregon in the final game of the regular season … Continue reading »

Controlled Underburn Scheduled Tomorrow

ASHLAND, Ore. – Expect to see a column of smoke tomorrow above the city of Ashland. A controlled “underburn” is scheduled for the White Rabbit Trailhead area for Friday. This is the first underburn that the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project (AFR) is doing. Underburning differs from the commonly seen pile burning where single brush … Continue reading »

Dangers of Overcrowding & Blocked Exits

  ASHLAND, Ore. — Popular nightlife venues in Ashland have come under scrutiny for overcrowding and blocked exits. Just this week the Vinyl Club was found guilty of violations, resulting in fines. Next month the Granite Taphouse will also face the court. Experts say these cases are indicative of a larger public safety risk. When … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana Business Branching Out

  ASHLAND, Ore. — After eight months of running a medical marijuana dispensary, the owner of Breeze Botanicals in Gold Hill is preparing to branch out. Brie Malarkey is in the final stages of opening a second Breeze Botanicals location – this time in Ashland. The new store shares the same name with the first, … Continue reading »

Waste Water Flows Into Ashland Creek

ASHLAND, Ore. — Untreated waste water flowed into Ashland Creek when the water treatment plant was overloaded by Friday’s run off. More run off is expected. The City of Ashland is advising all people in the Ashland Creek area to avoid contact with creek water. Ashland’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) sits yards away from the creek. … Continue reading »

Power Outages in Southern Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. — Pacific Power reports about 650 customers are without power in Ashland and Prospect because of a transmission interruption. Crews are on scene and repairs are underway. About 1,400 residents in Klamath Falls are also without service. This includes customers in Keno and Chiloquin. Some 600 of these customers have been without power since the overnight hours. Crews have … Continue reading »

Raiders Lose Again to NCU, 80-69

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ASHLAND, Ore. — Austin Kuemper went for 18 points and eight rebounds but Northwest Christian’s bench outscored its starters Saturday night in an 80-69 win over 12th-ranked Southern Oregon at Riehm Arena. Javonte Byrd scored 14 points, Jack Hackman added 13 and Kyle Ferreira made three 3-pointers for the Beacons … Continue reading »

Another Search for Hannah Thomas-Garner

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Search and rescue crews spent hours on Saturday combing the 90-acre area near mile marker 13 on Dead Indian Memorial Road. Volunteers were looking for any new information that may point to the whereabouts of missing teen, Hannah Thomas Garner. “We [were] out here at the request of the Ashland Police Department. … Continue reading »

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