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 »

Anchor Mom: “Fun Mom”

I am anything but a fun mom. I can be a mom with scheduled fun – you know, the Children’s festival this weekend, planned cookie making, a Pinterest-inspired craft. The spontaneous fun is harder for me to get it on. The day seems to be filled with errands, nap time and appointments. That is, until … Continue reading »

Fires in Lakeview Increase in Size

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Firefighters have responded nearly 40 fires in the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area (SCOFMP) since July 1, according to the Management teams most recent press release. The largest is the Saddle Flat fire which was reported at 3:25 p.m., July 3 and has grown to 5.3 acres. It is located at Township 23S … Continue reading »

People Claim Spots Early for Parade

  ASHLAND, Ore. — The Fourth of July parade in Ashland is still a day away, but residents and visitors are already gearing up for the celebration. People have already reserved their spots by either laying down blankets, setting up chairs, taping off, or any combination of the three. People were out on the parade … Continue reading »

Suitcase Murderer in Court Today

GENEVA, Wis. — A former police officer, accused of murdering two women and then hiding them inside suitcases was in court today. Today was the preliminary hearing for Steven Zelich. A detective says the former officer told him he killed the women during rough intercourse and then hid them. One of the women was from … Continue reading »

Team to Launch Keg Rocket

PORTLAND, Ore. — A group of Portland beer lovers have found a unique way to chill their suds. The group, called “Team Numb” is getting ready to launch their first ever, two stage rocket filled with kegs of beer. The team has been building and launching high powered rockets for over 15 years. So far, … Continue reading »

Teen Paraglider Rescued From Tree

TRAIL, Ore. — A teen paraglider was safely rescued when they were blown into a tree after being detached from the boat that was pulling them. On Saturday, the 17-year-old was being pulled by a boat on Lost Creek Lake. He was roughly 3,000 feet in the air when after detaching from the boat, he … Continue reading »

Abortion Ban Ballot Fails

SALEM, Ore. — An effort to change Oregon’s long standing law on abortion has fallen apart. Supporters of a measure that would prohibit the use of state funds for abortion services, say they’ve failed to qualify for the November ballot. Officials say, they only collected 95 thousand of the 117 thousand signatures needed to get … Continue reading »

Keeping K-9′s Cool

MEDOFRD, Ore. — Narc is a three year-old K-9 who has only been on board with Medford Police for a couple of months. He needs to be ready to go at all times, so keeping him cool on a hot day is a priority. “120 down to 75, up to 120, it’s pretty hard on … Continue reading »

Lightning Storms Start Small Fire

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – A lightning storm moved over Douglas County early Wednesday morning.  Approximately 85 lightning strikes have been recorded on the Douglas District, ranging in location from the Azalea area, to Glide, according to a press release from the Douglas Fire Protection Association (DFPA). One fire has been located near Days Creek and is … Continue reading »

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