High Schooler Helps Preserve Cemetery

RUCH, Ore. — A North Medford High School freshman spends his weekends cleaning gravestones. Connor McKeehan and his friends scrub, brush and wipe the dirt and grime that’s collected on the headstones over the centuries. All of their work is volunteer. McKeehan said he started coming to the Log Town Cemetery since December of 2014 … Continue reading »

Ruch Woman Still Missing, One Year Later

RUCH, Ore. — Tomorrow will beĀ one year to the day when a Ruch woman disappeared, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the search still continues. Stephanie Warner was last seen around 5 p.m. on July 4th of last year. Sheriff’s officials say they have been collecting evidence since the missing persons report was filed … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Woman Disappears July 4th

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — A woman hasn’t been seen since the 4th of July and the only clue investigators say they have is her truck. Investigators say they did not know Warner disappeared till her mother called them saying she hadn’t heard from Warner. Several Jackson County Sheriff Deputies and K-9’s searched the Jacksonville-Ruch area near … Continue reading »

Cougar Stalks Local Hunter

NEAR RUCH, Ore. — On day one of Western Oregon’s deer hunting season a cougar stalked a man hunting on property south of Cantrall Buckley County Park. The cougar was about 15 feet away and the hunter was forced to shoot the animal with his rifle. Oregon State Police say the man’s response was legitimate. … Continue reading »

Crews Containing Fire Battle Gusty Winds

NEAR RUCH, Ore. — Crews containing a grass fire near Ruch battled gusty winds. The fire reached one acre in size. Applegate Fire and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to the call shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews operated helicopters and bulldozers while working to contain the rapidly growing fire. It’s unknown what starting … Continue reading »