Murder Suspect Second Court Appearance

MEDFORD, Ore. —  The man accused of murder in a rural area of Siskiyou County will appear in court again Wednesday. Mathew Baker was arraigned Tuesday in the Jackson County Circuit Court on a fugitive complaint. The judge made the decision to bring him back to court in order to evaluate his mental state and give … Continue reading »

Group Clears Out Park Weeds

TALENT, Ore. — A group finished up a three day weeding project Sunday to stop the city of Talent from spraying pesticides. This is also part of a larger effort to make the area safer for bees and other pollinators. More than 60 people pulled weeds at Old Town Park this weekend. Volunteers spent hours digging … Continue reading »

Family Rescued After Driveway Flooded

TALENT, Ore. — A family in Talent is safe after getting trapped in their home after water washed out their driveway. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the house in Talent on Friday afternoon. Deputies found that debris had clogged a culvert causing a flood. Search and rescue volunteers used an ATV with tracks … Continue reading »

Stabbing In Talent Under Investigation

TALENT, Ore. — Two young men have been arrested in connection to a stabbing in Talent. Talent Police report the incident began on Saturday night, when a 45-year-old woman let 18-year-old Eric Val Henshaw and 19-year-old Michael Lawrence Koch-Prosser into her home. Police say the victim knew both of the suspects and Henshaw is reportedly the … Continue reading »

Fire Fueled By Oxygen Tanks

TALENT, Ore. — Two people are recovering after a fire in Talent on Friday night. An off-duty firefighter saw the flames and was the first to respond. Most of the fire was kept to the inside of the home, but one man inside received second-degree burns to his hands and a woman is being treated … Continue reading »

Harvest Festival Kicks Off

TALENT, Ore. — The city of Talent is ringing in fall with a parade, road race, and live entertainment, all part of the annual Harvest Festival. The festival has been a mainstay of the community now for more than 40 years. Saturday hundreds of people showed up to enjoy vendors, artists, music, wine tasting, and … Continue reading »

Talent’s Annual Green-Up Clean-Up

TALENT, Ore. — The city of Talent’s Annual Green-Up Clean-Up is underway. This year it’s expanding to a week-long event. Organizers say they are trying to encourage people to recycle whenever and where ever they can. Throughout the day, the Green-Up Clean-Up crew collected a variety of electronic waste and educated the public about what … Continue reading »

Talent Man Arrested on Domestic Violence

TALENT, Ore. — The Talent Police Department arrested Travis Thomson for his involvement in three separate domestic violence reports recently. Police say he was involved in one concerning a non-threatening gunshot wound to another man’s leg on January 23rd. Two additional reports happened after that, which also involved his ex-girlfriend. All were reported at the … Continue reading »

Out & About: Bear Creek Salmon Festival

Art Along the Rogue, Grants Pass The streets of Grants Pass are coming alive with color and sound this weekend. The heart of downtown Grants Pass is the canvas for the two-day art along the Rogue Festival. Come see how chalk art street painters transform city sidewalks and walls into works of art. Many of … Continue reading »

Talent Students Learn About Japan

TALENT, Ore. — An already bilingual classroom at Talent Elementary becomes tri-lingual for the day. The Japan-America Society of Oregon designed a special “on the road” program to teach kids about life in Japan. The students in Mrs. Kuriyama’s class can speak English and Spanish, and on Friday they were speaking some Japanese. Three Japanese … Continue reading »

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