MADGE Explains Gang and Drug Activity

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Area Gang and Drug Enforcement Team, or “MADGE” says there are 346 known gang members in Jackson County. While this number is up from last year, officials say it does not mean gang activity is increasing. MADGE deals with all drug and gang related crime in the county, and is … Continue reading »

Gang Training Helps Teachers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For about a decade schools in the area have been working to keep gangs out of the classroom. At one point, the problem became so bad that some schools saw violent confrontations, but not anymore. Even today the area has somewhat of a reputation for gang activity. However, for years schools … Continue reading »

Activities Aim to Keep Youth from Gangs

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — “Soccer Under The Lights” is only in its second month in Eagle Point and captain Jose Lopez says the bonds formed with the players help some stay on the right path and not get involved with any Rogue Valley gangs. “In gangs you just start, like, skipping school and not even … Continue reading »