Senior Financial Abuse Growing

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Financial exploitation of seniors is on the rise in Oregon. A new report from the office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations found that reports of financial abuse rose 18 percent from 2012 to 2013. Senior financial abuse has been growing for years. In fact, it’s the most common type of … Continue reading »

South Medford Students Help Sparrow

MEDFORD, Ore. — As the school year winds down at schools in southern Oregon, so does the effort to help out each school’s sparrow. At South Medford High School’s assembly Wednesday, it was announced students had donated more than 600 hours of their time and raised more than $15,000. Students first met their sparrow, a young boy … Continue reading »

Second Forger Suspect in Custody

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A second arrest has been made in a counterfeit money investigation in Klamath Falls. It all started when a woman in possession of counterfeit money was arrested earlier this month. That arrest led Klamath Falls Police to 36-year old Vernon Edward Schaeffer, who was staying at a local hotel. Police said … Continue reading »

Group Pushes to Reallocate Lottery Funds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A group of citizens say they have a new plan to restore the criminal justice system in Josephine County and also give millions of dollars to other counties across Oregon. Securing Our Safety is made up of citizens in Josephine County. They formed after the failed criminal justice tax levy. The group is wanting to move control … Continue reading »

Requesting Donations on the Road

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Firefighters hit the streets Saturday to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Grants Pass fire crews held rubber boots in the middle of the streets to store the donations. Last year, Grants Pass firefighters report collecting $9,000 during their boot drive. This year they hope to collect $15,000. Crews are … Continue reading »