Emergency Agencies Respond to Holiday

MEDFORD, Ore. — Almost all the police and fire departments in the area have stepped up staff and patrols on Friday night as they continue to deal with the Fourth of July holiday. After the sunset on Independence day, there have been numerous calls of firework fires, many that were completely or nearly put out … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Fire Keeps 24 Hour Schedule

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville Fire Department will continue to offer full 24 hour protection to Jacksonville residents. The city council approved the hire of a new employee that saved the department from having to cut their hours by as much as half. If the new staff would not have been approved, the department would be … Continue reading »

A State Of Emergency for Medford Schools

MEDFORD, Ore.- The Medford School District is declaring a state of emergency in response to a possible strike by the teachers union. Superintendent released a statement today saying the emergency resolutions allow the school to authorize procedures to ensure school will continue to operate. It also prohibits picketing on school property or at any entry … Continue reading »

Pilot Not Injured After Engine Failure

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) crews confirmed the pilot on a helicopter fighting fires on Highway 62 is not injured. The pilot reported an in-flight emergency around 3 p.m. Sunday and told officials he was going down. ODF crews said he lost power but his rotar was still spinning. The … Continue reading »