Storm Cleanup Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. —  The weather gave Southern Oregon a break Saturday and cleanup could get underway after winds and rain whipped through the Rogue Valley bringing down trees on tops of houses. The Red Cross is helping a family who was misplaced when a redwood tree fell on their home early Saturday morning. The Red Cross is … Continue reading »

Rep. Walden in Medford for Town Hall

MEDFORD, Ore. — Representative Greg Walden held a town hall in Medford today, talking about his work in Congress and taking questions from residents. At the town hall this morning, Rep. Greg Walden discussed the new bills the 114th U.S. Congress is working on. This session’s bills address issues such as human trafficking, agriculture, veteran health … Continue reading »

GMO Fight Continues In Court

MEDFORD, Ore. — As two family farms await the outcome of their lawsuit against the county, which would overturn the ordinance banning GMO’s in the county, the issue is going to federal court. On Wednesday ban supporters asked the federal court to step in and allow the voter approved ban to take effect despite the pending litigation. The … Continue reading »

Public Voices Opinions At Casino Meeting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford residents had a chance to voice their opinions on the possible casino opening in the city at a public meeting Tuesday night. Many people were in attendance on both sides of the debate. The meeting was organized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and held at the North Medford High School auditorium. … Continue reading »

Teens Getting High On Cough Medicine

MEDFORD, Ore. — Few people realize about a drug abuse trend among Southern Oregon teens. It’s called Triple C because one of the easiest ways to get the drug is an over the counter cold medicine with three C’s in the title. The ingredient causing the altered state is Dextromethorphan (DXM) which is a common … Continue reading »

Man Receiving Burn Treatment in Portland

MEDFORD, Ore. —  A Medford man is in critical condition after spraying a fire pit with gasoline and causing an explosion. 32-year-old Raul McCurdy was transported to a Portland hospital Saturday morning and is currently being treated for third degree burns. Friends and family members said they were grilling and sitting by a fire pit in the … Continue reading »

Medford Man Treated for Severe Burns

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man is being flown to a Portland hospital Saturday morning after turning into what witnesses describe as a “ball of fire.” It happened around midnight on the 600 block of North Riverside Ave at the Shirleen Trailer Park. The 32-year-old male suffered third-degree burns to his hands and face. Police … Continue reading »

Oregon Lifeguard Welcomes New Helicopter

MEDFORD, Ore. — The company Oregon Lifeguard is welcoming a new helicopter into the air ambulance crew. Crew members spent the day Wednesday testing out the new helicopter near the Rogue Valley International Airport. The helicopter can carry one extra person and is equipped with an improved patient loading system in the back. The big … Continue reading »

Principal From China Visits Local School

MEDFORD, Ore. — A high school principal from China is visiting the U.S. to learn about American school models and classroom teaching. Logos Charter School is hosting Principal Cao Jianbo during his visit to the states this week. The principal is observing classrooms at Logos and visiting other schools in the area, including the Rogue … Continue reading »

Domestic Violence Program Helps Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — A collaboration between Medford Police and Community Works is providing help and services to those involved in domestic violence cases. The program started four years ago and other law enforcement agencies in the area are looking to get involved. The Medford Police Department said officers arrested more than one person per day in … Continue reading »

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