Several Crimes Increase in Medford

Medford, Ore. — Crimes linked to stealing are up dramatically in Medford in the first three months of the year. ┬áThe department says car thefts have increased 115% from last year. ┬áBurglary is up 30%, robbery cases increased by 19%, and theft by 18%. Lt. Mike Budreau said one reason for this is repeat offenders, … Continue reading »

Minimum Wage Set to Increase in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Minimum wage workers in Oregon fit all of their needs into a tight budget, and beginning next year, they may have a little more to work with. The Oregon Labor and Industries commissioner announced Tuesday minimum wage will be going up 15 cents per hour beginning January 1st, 2014. Minimum wage worker … Continue reading »

Park Seeing Increased Crime Without Pool

MEDFORD, Ore. — Demolition has begun on the Hawthorne Park pool two years after it officially closed and 63 years after it opened. Medford resident Bill Bardakos said it was a landmark. “I’ve been here for 8-9 years and I remember bringing my daughter down here, going swimming and I saw the tractors here and … Continue reading »