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 »

Dutch Bros Re-Opening Fundraiser

PHOENIX, Ore. — The Dutch Bros in Phoenix is kicking off it’s grand re-opening today with a fundraiser. Today, all 16-oz drinks will be one dollar, and proceeds from the event will benefit Phoenix High School. The Fern Valley interchange project forced the Phoenix location to relocate. The new Dutch Bros in Phoenix is located … Continue reading »

Interstate 5 Work Postponed Due to Rain

PHOENIX, Ore. — The rainy weather forecast for this week has postponed work on Interstate 5 until further notice north of Phoenix which would have channeled traffic into a single lane. In a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Project Manager Tim Fletcher said, “You cannot stripe when the weather is wet, it’s … Continue reading »

Missing Man in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. —  Phoenix Police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing man. Joseph Hassell was staying at The Phoenix Motel at 510 North Main Street in Phoenix since Tuesday, April 1st and was scheduled to check out on June 1st, according to Police.  Hassell was last seen by the hotel manager … Continue reading »

Phoenix Holds Meeting To Discuss Pot

PHOENIX, Ore. — Thursday night, Phoenix hosted the first of several meetings planned to discuss marijuana dispensaries in the city. Speakers representing both sides of the debate talked to the crowd. Supporters continued to emphasize the medical benefits of the drug while detractors are concerned about marijuana’s negative effects on a persons decision making ability. Those … Continue reading »

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