O.D.F. Recon Flights to Spot Smoke

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s been two days since thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and although time has passed, lightning strikes still smolder and sometimes the best way to get a view of the smokes, is from  6,000 feet. “They’ve got a smoke report up Tolman Creek in Ashland, and we’re going to go fly over … Continue reading »

No Medford Fire and District 3 Merger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire will continue to operate with a separate administrative body than Jackson County Fire District 3. In a study session today, the Medford City Council took an in-depth look at months worth of research. Originally, city leaders thought it might save money for the agencies to function as one body with … Continue reading »

Early Morning Fire in Downtown Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – A suspicious, early morning fire sent police searching for a possible arson suspect near S. Fir St.  and Melrose Ave. The fire broke out around 3:30 A.M. Large flames got close to a building, but fire crews were able to keep it from catching fire. At one point, it appeared police officers were pulling people over to … Continue reading »

Jackson County Fair Numbers Up From ’13

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –The Jackson County Fair is over the Expo is nearly empty. Organizers said numbers in key categories significantly increased over last year. Paid attendance is up 20% compared to 2013. Food and beverage sales increased between 25% and 30% compared to 2013, while the fair’s carnival did record business on Saturday. This … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: What’s in a Name?

I’ll never forget what was likely one of my first fights with my parents. I was only 3 or 4 years old. My memory has me at the top of the staircase, yelling to my mom, “You got to name me, you got to name Brittany (my sister), now it is my turn.” And I was … Continue reading »

Rogues Limp Into All-Star Break

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Rogues faced the two-out curse on Saturday night. Medford held a 4-1 lead in the top of the 6th when the Kelowna Falcons scored two runs with two outs. Then, with a 5-3 lead in the top of the 7th, the Falcons scored five runs with two outs to take a … Continue reading »

Medford Fire Investigation Process

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three weeks of suspicious fires and a serial arsonist has first responders ready. Each time a new fire breaks out,  a new investigation begins. Medford Fire and Rescue Station 3 was called to a fire on Lazy Creek Drive on Wednesday night. When they arrived on scene, investigators immediately took control of … Continue reading »

Moccasin Hill Fire Now 15% Contained

SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — The smoke that filled the sky above Sprague River Monday was mostly gone a day later. Progress on the Moccasin Hill Fire has picked up as more than 400 firefighters are on scene and containment moves to double digits. “Right now, we’re not expecting this fire to turn back on itself … Continue reading »

Two More Arson Fires in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – A woman was able to escape safely from a fire that burned part of her house in Medford early Tuesday. It was the 10th confirmed arson in the past week, and police think a total of 14 suspicious fires since June may have been committed by the same person. Tuesday’s fire occurred … Continue reading »

Rogues Lose Another 1-run Game

MEDFORD, Ore. - A 3-run 9th inning doomed the Medford Rogues (17-14) against Yakima Valley (20-11) Sunday. The 4-3 loss pushed Medford three full games behind Corvallis in the West Coast League South Division. Medford appeared sluggish after a six-game road trip and a flat tire that delayed their ride home two hours Sunday morning. Brandon … Continue reading »

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