Construction Project Limits Business

PHOENIX, Ore. — The Fern Valley interchange construction project is putting the hurt on local businesses in the area. With the road being blocked off, and construction taking place just feet from the Shops at Exit 24 strip mall, shops said they are not seeing the business they used to. While some said their “regulars” … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Crash Kills Woman

NEAR ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating Sunday evening’s motorcycle-involved crash on I-5 south of Roseburg that killed a female adult passenger and injured two adult males. On September 21st at about 6:35 p.m., a 2009 Harley Davidson driven by Kevin Wiltrout, 32 from Phoenix, Ore. was traveling down the on-ramp to southbound … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, Sept. 12th

North Medford beats Canby in a battle of two top ten 6A teams. South Medford improves to 2-0 with a win over Lake Oswego. Grants Pass crushes Newberg to also move to 2-0. Move scores and highlights from around Southern Oregon.

Jodi Arias Trial Delayed

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Yreka native, and convicted killer, Jodi Arias has been granted a delay in penalty phase of her trial. The jury selection for the case was originally scheduled for September eighth, but will now be moved back until the 29th. Arias filed a motion last week to have the start delayed after she expressed … Continue reading »

Drivers Going Too Fast Near Interchange

PHOENIX, Ore. – Several months after work began on the Fern Valley Interchange project, many drivers are choosing to ignore the reduced speed limit, according to Oregon State Police. The speed limit is posted at 50 miles per hour through the 2-mile stretch of Interstate 5 at Phoenix, in order to protect construction crews working … Continue reading »

Judge Stops Greenery from Selling Pot

PHOENIX, Ore. — A Jackson County Judge issued an injunction against The Greenery in Phoenix today. The injunction blocks the medical marijuana dispensary from giving medicine to its patients. The judge stated that Federal law is the reason he decided to uphold the injunction, because pot is illegal federally, he felt justified in his decision. … Continue reading »

Gas Leak Prompts Lockdown in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. — A gas leak near Phoenix High School has prompted a lockdown this morning. A 3″ diameter pipe burst from a home contstruction project directly across the street from the high school. The fire department did not evacuate the building because winds are not blowing in the direction of the school. Under the … Continue reading »

VA Officials Under Fire from House

(CNN) — It is still unclear whether three top officials at Veterans Affairs will show up for a House hearing Wednesday night. Lawmakers want to grill them about reports of excessively long treatment delays at VA Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. and other VA medical facilities. Last week, the VA’s office of Inspector General said it … Continue reading »

Greenery Patients Concerned with Closure

PHOENIX, Ore. — Phoenix city officials are ordering The Greenery to shut down by Friday or face legal action. City officials say The Greenery has been illegally operating as a dispensary for months and passed an injunction to have The Greenery closed. Owners and supporters of The Greenery met Monday night to discuss what they … Continue reading »

Neighbors of Drug Suspect Speak Out

PHOENIX, Ore.– 55-year-old Stephen Johnson of Phoenix was standing in the front yard of his home on the 4000 block of South Pacific Highway. Johnson could potentially be charged for unlawful distribution, possession, and manufacturing of methamphetamine, and he faces those same charges for heroin. When police searched his home today, they found over four ounces of … Continue reading »

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