• Search Continues for Missing 18-yr Old

    Search Continues for Missing 18-yr Old

    July 31, 2014

    The Lake County Sheriff's Office is still searching for missing 18-year old Kevin Robert Mulert Thursday morning. Mulert is from Deerfield, Illinois and believed to be missing in a remote area of northern Lake County.

    Crews Search for Missing Child in River

    Crews Search for Missing Child in River

    July 31, 2014

    Law enforcement in Josephine County is continuing the search for a missing boy at Baker Park. On Monday night, police and fire and rescue responded to Baker Park for a possible drowning, reported east of the bridge. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said several people called reporting

    Pumice Flat Fire Becomes a Fire Complex

    Pumice Flat Fire Becomes a Fire Complex

    July 31, 2014

    The Pumice Flat Fire located near the Southern boundary of Crater Lake Park has become a "complex," according to officials at Crater Lake. The weather has caused the 25 acre wildfire to become a complex because there are several new fires within the same area.

    CAL FIRE Battles Widespread Fires

    CAL FIRE Battles Widespread Fires

    July 31, 2014

    California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reported Thursday morning that they had 15 new fires started by Wednesday afternoon's thunderstorms. As of Thursday, all of those fires are contained, but crews are still out making sure there are no hot spots and reinforcing fire line

    Mill Production Could Expand After Fire

    Mill Production Could Expand After Fire

    July 31, 2014

    The Swanson Group is moving forward after losing one of their mills to a fire earlier this month in Springfield and will now absorb up to 100 of their employees to other mills, including this location in Glendale.

    Salt Creek Fire Burning 80-100 Acres

    Salt Creek Fire Burning 80-100 Acres

    July 30, 2014

    [UPDATE 9:15 a.m. JULY 31st] The Oregon Department of Forestry reported Thursday morning that the Salt Creek Fire has increased from 25 acres Wednesday evening to 80-100 acres. ODF crews are on scene battling that fire and are expecting more crews on the way.

    Launch Fire Cause Determined

    Launch Fire Cause Determined

    July 30, 2014

    A human was determined to be the cause of the fire burning at Four Mile Lake. Forest Service officers figured out where it started and gathered evidence. Now they are interviewing witnesses and following up on several leads. South Central Oregon Management officials said the Launch Fire is also b

    Ashland Fire Urges Evacuation Planning

    Ashland Fire Urges Evacuation Planning

    July 30, 2014

    In light of stormy conditions and numerous fire starts in the area, Ashland Fire & Rescue is advising all residents to prepare for evacuation, saying even those who don't live near affected areas should have things packed well in advance.

    Widespread Wildfire Investigations

    Widespread Wildfire Investigations

    July 30, 2014

    Crews are monitoring around a dozen fires in areas outside of Grants Pass and Ashland. The newest reported fire is near Sprignett Butte. In just about 20 minutes, the fire jumped from zero to 25 acres. As of 6:30 p.m. fire crews were still on the way, but a recon plane is monitoring the situation. O

    34 Fires on Rogue River-Siskiyou NF

    34 Fires on Rogue River-Siskiyou NF

    July 30, 2014

    Officials at the U.S. Forest Service are reporting that from fire lookouts and aerial reconnaissance done this morning, they have identified thirty four confirmed fires have ignited on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest as a result of Tuesday's thunderstorm

    Launch Fire Still Burning Wednesday

    Launch Fire Still Burning Wednesday

    July 30, 2014

    The "Launch" Fire near Fourmile lake is still burning and is gaining heavy fuels because the area is covered with snags and spot fires are occurring. Fire crews are continuing to work on a containment line and also working indirect areas to mitigate hazards.

    Off-Duty Firefighter Dies at Launch Fire

    Off-Duty Firefighter Dies at Launch Fire

    July 30, 2014

    An off-duty firefighter staged near the Launch Fire at Four Mile Lake died Tuesday night in what officials are calling accidental in nature.

    Police Investigating Alleged Assault

    Police Investigating Alleged Assault

    July 30, 2014

    A Rogue Community College security officer at the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass was allegedly assaulted Tuesday night and Oregon State Police are investigating it. The officer said she was injured by an unknown assailant while on patrol on campus.

    Containment Scaled Back for Reeves Fire

    Containment Scaled Back for Reeves Fire

    July 30, 2014

    The Oregon Department of Forestry says the containment level for the Reeves Creek Fire has been scaled back from 90 percent to 50 percent because of concerns about increasing winds in Josephine County.

    Rabies Case Confirmed in Lane County

    Rabies Case Confirmed in Lane County

    July 30, 2014

    The first case of rabies so far this year in Lane County has been confirmed. Lane County Public Health says a fox found near a residence in Junction City tested positive for rabies. It is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Oregon this year. The fox was brought to a wildlife center

    4th Missing Ethiopian Athlete Found Safe

    4th Missing Ethiopian Athlete Found Safe

    July 30, 2014

    The fourth Ethiopian athlete who went missing at the the World Junior Track and Field Championships is safe. The University of Oregon Police Department says it found Zeyituna Mohammed in Federal Way, Washington. She was at the residence of an acquaintance. She went missing with three other tea

    Residents Should Be Ready For Evacuation

    Residents Should Be Ready For Evacuation

    July 30, 2014

    The Ashland Fire Department is encouraging all Ashland residents to be ready in the event of an evacuation due to wildfires. As fire season continues to escalate, people need to understand that evacuations could become a reality.

    Pumice Flat Fire 100 Percent Lined

    Pumice Flat Fire 100 Percent Lined

    July 30, 2014

    The Pumice Flat Fire burning inside Crater Lake is 25 acres and 75 percent Wednesday morning. The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership is handling the fire and said that it is 100 percent lined.

    Talent Dispensary Focused On Going Green

    Talent Dispensary Focused On Going Green

    July 29, 2014

    A medical marijuana dispensary focused on "going green" is up and running in the Rogue Valley. For the last five weeks, Talent Health club has been working with patients at their store on South Pacific Highway. The shop is one of three Rogue Valley dispensaries with city and state certification t

    ODF Dispatch Severe Weather Preparations

    ODF Dispatch Severe Weather Preparations

    July 29, 2014

    Oregon Department of Forestry Dispatch center tracks the lightning storms all over Southern Oregon and Northern California from a room in Central Point. Dispatchers use a variety of computer weather programs to plot and map the strikes. That information is used to compare to strikes and fires see

    Thuderstorm Moves Through Ashland

    Thuderstorm Moves Through Ashland

    July 29, 2014

    Thunder and lightning in Ashland Tuesday Night started two small fires. One of the strikes hit near the reservoir, the other on Mt. Ashland. Neither fire is said to be large.

    Non-Profit Pleads Guilty

    Non-Profit Pleads Guilty

    July 29, 2014

    An Ashland based non-profit, believed to have ties to terrorism, was convicted in court, Tuesday. Haramain Islamic Foundation pleaded guilty in district court. The conviction is for filing a false tax return with the IRS. The conviction stems back from a 150,000 dollar donation moved through the fou

    Governors Call for Wildfire Funding

    Governors Call for Wildfire Funding

    July 29, 2014

    Oregon, Washington, and California Governors are teaming up to call for more wildfire support. They are pushing for the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act. It will give the U.S. Forest Service access to emergency funding for suppression and other programs aimed at reducing wildfire risks. The governors s

    Launch Fire Causes Campsite Evacuation

    Launch Fire Causes Campsite Evacuation

    July 29, 2014

    Two helicopters made dozens of drops Tuesday morning as the Launch Fire burns more than a hundred acres. The fire is burning just on the other side of Four Mile Lake's campsites.

    Crews Battling Reeves Creek Fire

    Crews Battling Reeves Creek Fire

    July 29, 2014

    Crews continued to battle a large wildfire burning near Lake Selmac on Tuesday, but told homeowners to be ready to leave if the situation gets worse. The Reeves Creek Fire was first reported Monday night, and has burned about 230 acres in an area near Reeves Creek Road and Highway 199.

    “Batkid Begins” Movie in-the-Making

    "Batkid Begins" Movie in-the-Making

    July 29, 2014

    A movie producer is making a documentary about 5 year old Miles Scott, his battle with leukemia, and the world's effort to grant his wish of becoming Batkid.

    Level 1 Evacuation Notice Put Out

    Level 1 Evacuation Notice Put Out

    July 29, 2014

    The Reeves Creek Fire burning near Lake Selmac in Josephine County is now causing a concern for additional homes in that area. In addition to Reeves Creek Rd. remaining closed, due to potential fire behavior from

    Klamath Citizens Be Aware of Scammers

    Klamath Citizens Be Aware of Scammers

    July 29, 2014

    Over the past few weeks the Klamath County Sheriff's Office has fielded multiple calls from citizens regarding being scammed or defrauded, according to a press release sent out Tuesday.

    Search Continues For Shady Cove Man

    Search Continues For Shady Cove Man

    July 29, 2014

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Office released new images of 57-year old Dwain Hodge Tuesday. Hodge was last seen on Thursday, July 10, 2014 when he was camping with family near West Fork Trail Creek Rd. and Highway 227.

    Man Facing DUII Charges After Crash

    Man Facing DUII Charges After Crash

    July 29, 2014

    A White City man is facing a DUII charge following Monday evening's injury crossover crash on Interstate 5 in Medford. On Monday night, at about 8:30 p.m., Robert Piland, 45, from White City was driving a Chevy Tahoe northbound on I-5 near milepost 30 when it traveled over the center median into the

    MaryJane’s Attic Re-Opens in Medford

    MaryJane's Attic Re-Opens in Medford

    July 29, 2014

    MaryJane's Attic is re-opening Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. after being closed down for months. The owner, Marlene Nuckols, said she was allowed to reapply for her Medford business license on Friday, July 18th and immediately did so. She got the call last Friday that it had been approved.

    25 Acres Burning Inside Crater Lake Park

    25 Acres Burning Inside Crater Lake Park

    July 29, 2014

    The Pumice Fire is burning 25 acres inside Crater Lake National Park as of Tuesday morning and there is no containment at this time. According to officials at Crater Lake, one week ago on Tuesday, July 22nd, the Park received numerous lightning strikes.

    Ferguson Fire 100 Percent Contained

    Ferguson Fire 100 Percent Contained

    July 29, 2014

    [UPDATE 8:30 A.M. JULY 29TH] -- Suppression and mop-up efforts continue on the Ferguson Fire, which is about 30 miles east of Klamath Falls. The fire is still holding at 200 acres and is 100 percent contained. The Klamath County Sheriff's Department has lifted the level one evacuation notification o

    Reeves Creek Fire Burns Nearly 250 Acres

    Reeves Creek Fire Burns Nearly 250 Acres

    July 29, 2014

    (UPDATE 7:25 A.M.): Firefighters and bulldozers dug fireline all night on the Reeves Creek Fire, which has burned 200-250 acres of forestland south of Selma (25 miles southwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County). Fireline now encircles 70 percent of the fire’s perimeter.

    The Launch Fire Burning 100 Acres

    The Launch Fire Burning 100 Acres

    July 29, 2014

    FOUR MILE LAKE, Ore. -- The Launch Fire is burning 100 acres near Four Mile Lake Tuesday morning. Interagency fire crews have multiple resources on scene as of Monday night.

    Reeves Creek Fire

    Reeves Creek Fire

    July 29, 2014

    The Oregon Department of Forestry, Illinois Valley Fire and Rural Metro are battling flames in the Reeves Creek Fire, and trying to keep it from spreading past it's current 230 acres.

    3 Ethiopian Track Athletes Found

    3 Ethiopian Track Athletes Found

    July 28, 2014

    Confirmed by UO Police Department - Three of 4 missing Ethiopian athletes are safe in Beaverton. Missing persons case active on fourth. Latest on KEZI 9 News at 5 and 6 p.m. EUGENE, Ore. — New information is surfacing about the four missing Ethiopian track athletes who disappeared from the Worl

    Ashland Park Director Search Hits Snag

    Ashland Park Director Search Hits Snag

    July 28, 2014

    Ashland Parks & Rec has hit a snag in the search for a new director after one of their top candidates turned down the job. The department has been looking for a replacement over the summer due to the retirement of current director Don Robertson.

    Smoldering Fire Left Over from Lightning

    Smoldering Fire Left Over from Lightning

    July 28, 2014

    An early morning fire outside Gold Hill became the largest of 38 lightning caused fires from storms earlier in the month. But despite the delayed fuse, firefighters say it likely won’t be the last sleeper fire they have to chase down.

    Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off

    Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off

    July 28, 2014

    The Ashland Public Works Department has signed up more than 40 homes in its lawn replacement program, as more homeowners attempt to cut down on water use during the current drought conditions.

    SOU Renovates Science Hall

    SOU Renovates Science Hall

    July 28, 2014

    Science professors at Southern Oregon University said they hope a multi-million dollar project on their science building will bring more interest in the program. The university recently started work on a $21 million renovation project on the science building.

    Arson Suspect Linked to Another Fire

    Arson Suspect Linked to Another Fire

    July 28, 2014

    Medford Police were able to determine that Debra Irene Johns was responsible for the small fire in the women's bathroom of the Jackson County Jail lobby on July 24th. Johns is now charged with intentionally setting 3 of the twenty-three fires in Medford since June 25, 2014.

    Man Wielding a Machete is Arrested

    Man Wielding a Machete is Arrested

    July 28, 2014

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to 2253 Highway 99 in Ashland on Sunday for a man threatening others with a machete. Deputies were met by the victim, Isaac Lindsey,

    Gov. Kitzhaber Expects Jobs in Corvallis

    Gov. Kitzhaber Expects Jobs in Corvallis

    July 28, 2014

    Governor Kitzhaber visited NuScale Power in Corvallis on Friday to learn about an innovative approach to nuclear power and how the company plans to bring more than 100 jobs to Oregon.

    C.A.T.S. Receives Global Support

    C.A.T.S. Receives Global Support

    July 28, 2014

    An animal shelter called the Committed Alliance to Strays, better known as "C.A.T.S." was on the verge of closing, when a celebrity Facebook share triggered a surge of donations.

    Ashland Rental Battle Moves on Slowly

    Ashland Rental Battle Moves on Slowly

    July 27, 2014

    The fight over vacation rentals in Ashland continues despite what would-be hosts say have been some unexpected delays. Initially council members predicted an ordinance would be drafted by August, now that has moved back a few months.

    Hundreds Ride for Chris Kilcullen

    Hundreds Ride for Chris Kilcullen

    July 27, 2014

    Hundreds of motorcycles took to the streets Sunday morning in honor of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen. This was the event's fourth year. With close to 400 riders this time around, organizers say it has definitely grown since the inaugural ride.

    4 Ethiopian Track Members Missing

    4 Ethiopian Track Members Missing

    July 27, 2014

    The University of Oregon Police Department is working to try to locate the members. They say a secondhand source claims the athletes are safe in another part of the state, but officials haven’t been able to contact the track members directly to confirm that.

    Search Continues for Missing Woman

    Search Continues for Missing Woman

    July 27, 2014

    Police and loved ones are frantically searching Sunday night for a missing woman from Dundee, Ore. The 38-year-old stay-at-home mom left her house to run errands on Thursday, and has not been heard from since. It has been 72 hours since Jennifer Huston went missing.

    Car Wash for A Cure

    Car Wash for A Cure

    July 27, 2014

    A local car wash and a breast cancer survivor are teaming up to raise money for breast cancer research. A fundraiser is taking place at the Talent Car Wash on Highway 99. The money raised goes directly to breast cancer survivor Adrienne Weiss.