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 »

Reaction Differs On Marijuana Bill

MEDFORD, Ore. — Statistics show 6,900 people in Jackson county are medical marijuana card holders. Only Multnomah county has more. Both local law enforcement officials and medical marijuana advocates agree dispensories would likely will lead to more card holders, but differ on if that is a positive or negative thing for the state. Medical marijuana … Continue reading »

Attempted Kidnapper Behind Bars

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jiu jitsu and self defense instructor Pete Loncarevich hits the mat and practiced self defense moves with his daughter Madison Sunday afternoon.┬áLoncarevich said women take his classes for a variety of reasons but personal safety is usually a common theme. “There’s a number of reasons why they come. Sometimes to build their … Continue reading »

Nationwide: Amber Alert Awareness Day

MEDFORD, Ore. — Before Oregon adopted the Amber Alert System in 2002, Dannielle Trotter’s brother Tommy Kelly disappeared. She knows the agony of searching for a loved one. “I was just at a loss of what to do. All I knew is that my brother was missing. We’re 13 years apart. All I knew was … Continue reading »