Interest in S.O.U. Grows

ASHLAND, Ore. — With the Raiders in the play-offs, eyes everywhere are on Southern Oregon University. That could mean new students and new money coming to the school. As the Raiders have progressed through the season, so have the number of followers. Officials tell us there’s a significant spike in Facebook likes and Twitter tweets. This kind of … Continue reading »

Gone With the Wind Star Reflects on Film

ASHLAND, Ore. – 75 years after the release of Gone With the Wind, Baby Beau is still alive and kicking in the Rogue Valley. Ricky Holt was only 9 months old when Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell saw him by accident at a film studio and cast him on the spot. Born and … Continue reading »

Winter Challenges for Ashland Homeless

ASHLAND, Ore. —  The cold weather is putting more pressure on transients and homeless in the area to find shelter. Some are now turning to local businesses, but ending up on the wrong side of the law in doing so. Living outdoors is not easy and although there are shelters and warming stations, they are not … Continue reading »

Music Raises Money for Grief Counseling

  ASHLAND, Ore., — It was the toughest loss of her life which opened Cilette Swann’s heart to WinterSpring, a Rogue Valley based grief counseling organization. Cilette and her husband Roman Morykit are the creative forces behind the band Gypsy Soul. Cilette’s father Noel died suddenly 12 years ago. He was the bands biggest supporter … Continue reading »

Missing Girl May Be With California Man

ASHLAND, Ore. – Investigators have released new information about two teenage girls who have disappeared, one of who has been missing since Saturday. After further inspection of surveillance video from the Win River Mini-Mart in Redding, California, officers no longer believe the person on the footage is 17 year-old Hannah Thomas-Garner. At the same time, … Continue reading »

Parents and Teen Runaways

ASHLAND, Ore —  Experts say there are no specific, clear-cut warning signs that apply to all teens, but there are steps parents and peers can take to help prevent runaways. They also say the teenage mind is an unpredictable thing and trying to control teenagers is an illusion. Teens may runaway from home for various … Continue reading »

Parents Urged to Communicate With Kids

MEDFORD, Ore – As local police search for two teens that have disappeared since Saturday, two organizations that help teens and their families deal with issues like running away and homelessness are speaking out. According to experts, even what are considered ‘normal’ middle class homes are not exempt from a child looking to escape, and … Continue reading »

Local Police Call for Officer Body Cams

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – In the wake of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, police departments across the country – including Oregon – are considering the use of body cameras for officers. Several local police agencies – like Grants Pass, Talent and Central Point – already equip all officers … Continue reading »

Two Arrested After Ashland Drug Raid

ASHLAND, Ore.– After a two-month long investigation, two men are behind bars facing drug charges. On Tuesday the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team helped the Ashland Police to serve a search warrant on a home in the 400 block of Wightman St. in Ashland. During the search police said they found over six … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, November 14th

Grants Pass survives in overtime against Lake Oswego. North Medford loses on the road to Jesuit while Ashland gets shut out by Silverton. Plus, previews of Saturday’s games.

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