Woman in Jail for Murder; Identity Theft

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A 65-year old Rogue River woman is in jail for murder. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Susan Monica is also facing identity theft and theft charges. Deputies were investigating the lesser charges on Friday when they found evidence of further crimes at her home on West Evans Creek Road. The name … Continue reading »

Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — A car chase resulted in an arrest early Wednesday morning. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a hit and run that had occurred at 7:50 a.m. on Highway 140 near East Antelope Road. A gold, 1989 Honda Prelude hit a Garner Tree Service Truck and then took off. A Sheriff’s … Continue reading »

Domestic Disputes Rise During Holidays

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff deputies surrounded a home after they received calls about an armed man inside. 50-year-old Timothy Knutsen was inside the home with a rifle and a woman he lived with was hiding in the bathroom. Deputies were able to get her out safely and eventually, Knutsen was arrested. Community Works, an organization helping … Continue reading »

DUII Saturation Patrols Get Results

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Increased DUII Saturation patrols started on Saturday, Dec. 28 and will continue through the New Year to help protect motorists during the holiday festivities that take place. On Saturday, The Medford Police Department along with the Talent Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Central Point Police Department, the Eagle … 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 »

Fire Season Funding Deferred to 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. — Smoke filled the Rogue Valley and complex fires engulfed southern Oregon in what was the most costly fire season in Oregon. State representatives met Friday to try and figure out how to cover tens of millions of dollars. “We’re about 40 million short, roughly, right now on what we owe versus what … Continue reading »

Police Keep Close Eye On Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Costumes of all types were seen at the Ashland Plaza, and so were police. They wanted to make their presence known to make sure no super heroes were needed if things got out of hand. Halloween is a tradition in Ashland, but one that has had a rocky past. “We had some … Continue reading »

Commissioner Strikes Deal With County

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Airport is about to grow by about two acres. Jackson County Commissioner John Rachor is an experienced pilot and has a hangar on about two acres of land just outside the airport. Since he no longer has a helicopter and only has an airplane, he has no access to the … Continue reading »

Letters Center Around Salvage Harvesting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Drafted last week and sent out on Monday a letter from the Jackson County Commissioners was sent to fourteen people including Senator Ron Wyden and he deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management in Washington D.C. The letter highlights the damage to both the environment and tourism industry caused by this … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Over Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — It might not compare to what we saw in August, but Thursday’s smoke was enough to make joggers cut their route short and limit visibility throughout the Rogue Valley. Prescribed burns took place Thursday in both Josephine and Jackson counties on land protected by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest … Continue reading »

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