Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Bust

ASHLAND, Ore. – Police are crediting a K9 unit with getting nearly 38 lbs. of cocaine off the streets. On Friday morning, Oregon State Police stopped a small sedan near milepost 17 on Interstate 5. According to investigators,  the trooper suspected criminal activity, so he asked the three occupants of the vehicle for permission to search the … Continue reading »

Vehicle Crash on I-5 Results in Fatality

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred this afternoon off the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek. Oregon State Police say 80-year-old Tigard resident Adelina Teresa Barrera was found deceased at the scene. Preliminary information indicates on October 17, 2014 at approximately 1:27 p.m. … Continue reading »

I-5 Delays Near Cottage Grove Expected

COTTAGE GROVE – Weekend Interstate 5 travelers should expect congestion and delays in the northbound direction between Drain and Cottage Grove (milepost 162-170) until the middle of November. Delays are likely to occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each Friday and Sunday. Most delays have been less than 20 minutes, but some have been … Continue reading »

New Bus Route Already Growing Numbers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Commuter Line, linking Grants Pass to Medford, has been up and running for a few weeks but interest has already increased and they’re halfway to their goal of 100 boardings a day. For some passengers, a bus ride is a place to kill time while on the way … Continue reading »

Witness Shares Story After I-5 Crash

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The investigation continues into the deadly crash that occurred Thursday morning on I-5. Police reported that Richard Scott drove the wrong way down I-5 and hit Karen Greenstein, which resulted in her death. As police continue their investigation, they will be interviewing several witnesses including a Grants Pass gas station attendant … Continue reading »

Semi Closes Northbound Lanes on I-5

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, OR. — All lanes are back open between exits 43 and 45 along I-5, and traffic is running smoothly. A semi-truck accident is restricting traffic along I-5 this morning. Now officials are saying fatigue may have played a factor. It happened around 3:45 a.m. near mile marker 45. The semi-truck driver says he … Continue reading »

“El Chapo” Arrest Impacts in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of demonstrators in Mexico are demanding freedom for the drug lord “El Chapo.” Joaquin Guzman is one of the worlds most wanted men for drug trafficking, and his arrest could mean a hitch for local operations. Medford area drug and gang enforcement officers say they’ve been hearing his name since the … Continue reading »

Icy Roads Contributes to Crash

Medford, Ore. — A truck hit icy patches of road along the freeway, causing it to flip and land near milepost 31 and Biddle Road. It happened just before 7 a.m. on I-5.  Oregon State Police said the cold air coming underneath bridges makes patches of the freeway, slicker than the regular road surface. “Every … Continue reading »

Firefighters Open Door to Help Aquarium

GOLD HILL, Ore. — With ice on the interstate and chains on their tires, the weather proved to be much colder than two men coming from southern California anticipated. “We were coming down and we had to chain up and we were going really slow at that point, trying to find a warm place that … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Supplies Fly Off Shelves

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Signs lead the way to I-5 over the Siskiyou Summit from exit 14.  Chains haven’t been required yet over the pass, but at gas stations at the last chance exit, they’re prepared for the first big freeze. “Not so soon in the season, but eventually. They’ll be rolling in,” said Valero … Continue reading »

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