• DC-10′s Fight Local Fires Out of MFR

    DC-10's Fight Local Fires Out of MFR

    September 1, 2014

    The largest air tankers in the country were both at the Medford Air Tanker base on Monday as they fought the fast-growing Happy Camp Complex.

    Back to School Shopping Goes Hi-Tech

    Back to School Shopping Goes Hi-Tech

    September 1, 2014

    With Labor Day weekend wrapping up, people are hitting the mall and other retail shops for some last minute back to school shopping. This year though shoppers are not just stocking up the pens, pencils, binders, and the latest name brand clothing, but technology as well.

    Prospect Airport Hosts Helibase

    Prospect Airport Hosts Helibase

    September 1, 2014

    All 4,000 feet of the runway at the Prospect State Airport are being used by helicopters to aid in the firefight, as they bring both crews and supplies right to the fire line.

    Students Seeking Technology For School

    Students Seeking Technology For School

    September 1, 2014

    People are out and about this Labor Day getting in some last minute back to school shopping done. This year, 37 percent of people at least are browsing online for back to school shopping, according the National Retail Federation, which is more than ever before.

    4th Fatal Traffic Crash During Holiday

    4th Fatal Traffic Crash During Holiday

    September 1, 2014

    Oregon State Police is investigating an early morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash Monday along HWY 34 near Denny School Rd. west of Lebanon. Oregon State Police is reporting that this was the fourth fatal traffic crash investigated by OSP troopers that has

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Douglas County

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Douglas County

    September 1, 2014

    -- A crash along Highway 138E about 22 miles east of Glide near Dry Creek in Douglas County took the life of two people on a motorcycle. According to the Oregon State Police Sgt. Matt Bowersox, on Sunday

    Fire in Medford Under Investigation

    Fire in Medford Under Investigation

    September 1, 2014

    MEDFORD, Ore. - An early morning fire at a vacant home on Windermere Dr. is under investigation. It started around 2:30 A.M. Monday. Neighbors noticed the flames and

    Missing Hikers Found Alive

    Missing Hikers Found Alive

    August 31, 2014

    Two hikers who went missing near the Applegate on Tuesday are now found. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said both hiker are alive and well and have been taken away from the scene.

    Homeless Help Must Move to New Location

    Homeless Help Must Move to New Location

    August 31, 2014

    Organizers found out Sunday morning the Salvation Army's Medford location will welcome her organization and their twice weekly food assistance. The move will take place starting on Friday, meaning Sunday was the last day at Hawthorne Park.

    Gem Show’s Attendance Steadily Growing

    Gem Show's Attendance Steadily Growing

    August 31, 2014

    Ashland's only gem show is wrapping up this weekend, and organizers said overall they have seen steady attendance.

    Happy Camp Complex 62,000 Acres

    Happy Camp Complex 62,000 Acres

    August 31, 2014

    The fires in Northern California continue to grow with the Happy Camp Complex expanding roughly 4500 acres overnight More than 2000 firefighters on the complex still have a big job ahead of them.

    Police Crack Down on DUIIs

    Police Crack Down on DUIIs

    August 30, 2014

    Medford Police are urging people to think twice before they get behind the wheel this Labor Day weekend. This is because officers are cracking down on people driving under the influence. On Friday night, Medford Police arrested seven people for DUIIs.

    Air Tanker Base Busier Than Usual

    Air Tanker Base Busier Than Usual

    August 30, 2014

    Three air tankers were on the ground Saturday afternoon. Their pilots were waiting for conditions to clear to get up in the air to make drops on the July and Happy Camp complexes. It was a different scene Friday, with six air tankers all working out of the base at once.

    Happy Camp Complex Hits 57,000 Acres

    Happy Camp Complex Hits 57,000 Acres

    August 30, 2014

    The Happy Camp Complex is exploding in size, growing from under 45,000 acres to 57,722 since Friday evening. Community meetings are being held Saturday night to inform residents of mandatory evacuations and advisories in effect.

    Arrest Made After Neighborhood Chaos

    Arrest Made After Neighborhood Chaos

    August 30, 2014

    Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies made an arrest Saturday morning after neighbors reported a man trying to ram his car into a house. Neighbors on the 100 block of Vashti Way in Medford called for help from law enforcement.

    790 Fire Brings In More Resources

    790 Fire Brings In More Resources

    August 29, 2014

    As most people head into a long labor day weekend, fire crews working away setting up a new camp and bringing in more personnel. The fire is now nearly 2300 acres, and is burning forest land about half way between Crater Lake and Mt. McLoughlin.

    No Labor Day Weekend Impacts on Rafting

    No Labor Day Weekend Impacts on Rafting

    August 29, 2014

    There are still many places and ways to enjoy the three day weekend and warm weather, but some raft rental stores say they expect a lull this weekend. Owners of raft and paddleboard rental shops in shady cove say the big wave of customers has already passed.

    Scooper Planes Force Lake Restrictions

    Scooper Planes Force Lake Restrictions

    August 29, 2014

    People living near the lake had a good view of planes skimming the water this week. That's because Lost Creek Lake isn't just being used as a vacation spot this Labor Day weekend, it's also being used to help fight fires.

    Pot Law Unlikely to Cause DUII’s

    Pot Law Unlikely to Cause DUII's

    August 29, 2014

    Law enforcers around the state are getting ready for recreational marijuana on the ballot. But while the law could bring a lot of changes, local police trained in recognizing drug impairment say increased DUII's likely wouldn't be one of them.

    MPD Targets Pedestrian Safety

    MPD Targets Pedestrian Safety

    August 29, 2014

    Medford Police conducted a Pedestrian Safety Enforcement on Friday to help raise awareness. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Police set up at the intersection of Table Rock Road and Mace Road and the operation targeted drivers who failed to yield the right of way to pedestrians in an unmarked

    Klamath Shooting Suspects in Court

    Klamath Shooting Suspects in Court

    August 29, 2014

    The suspects accused of shooting and trying to kill a Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy are making their first court appearances. William Parkerson and Kasey Pascoe appeared for arraignment, the beginning of a very long legal process.

    Local Woman Charged in Gold Beach

    Local Woman Charged in Gold Beach

    August 29, 2014

    A political figure in Curry County has been arrested for Aggravated Theft in the First Degree. In June of 2014 board members of the Gold Beach Senior Center discovered some financial irregularities which prompted an internal review of the centers records and an

    Happy Camp to Hold Community Meeting

    Happy Camp to Hold Community Meeting

    August 29, 2014

    Happy Camp community leaders will hold a meeting today, August 30th at 7:00 p.m. to present information and answer questions about the fires in the Happy Camp Complex. The meeting will be held at the Karuk Tribe Senior Nutrition Center.

    SOU Launches New Degree Program

    SOU Launches New Degree Program

    August 29, 2014

    Southern Oregon is launching a new degree program at its Medford campus, in order to keep up with the emerging needs of the region. The Innovative Leadership Program (INL) bring together five different academic disciplines to deliver specific skills and competencies most desired in a college graduat

    Temporary Closures Due to Siskiyou Fires

    Temporary Closures Due to Siskiyou Fires

    August 29, 2014

    As the fire complexes continue to burn in Western Siskiyou County, more areas become affected. Many mandatory evacuations have been put into place. With those evacuations, comes closures of roads, campgrounds and trails, including portions of the PCT.

    Oregon House Selects Acting Chief Clerk

    Oregon House Selects Acting Chief Clerk

    August 29, 2014

    Timothy Sekerak was selected by The Oregon House of Representatives to serve as acting Chief Clerk of the house. Sekerak comes to the Oregon house after serving 13 years as house council for Washington State House of Representatives. While in term, in Washington, he provided nonpartisan legal suppor

    Evacuations Expand on Happy Camp Complex

    Evacuations Expand on Happy Camp Complex

    August 29, 2014

    The Siskiyou County Sheriff's office announced additional mandatory evacuations late Thursday night.

    Community Support For Injured Deputy

    Community Support For Injured Deputy

    August 28, 2014

    The Klamath Falls community has stepped up to support the injured deputy and his family as he recovers. Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber was injured in the line of duty after he was shot twice on Wednesday morning.

    Neighbor Helps Injured Sheriff’s Deputy

    Neighbor Helps Injured Sheriff's Deputy

    August 28, 2014

    When Deputy Jason Weber was shot down on Bisbee Street on Wednesday morning, Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah quickly rushed to the scene.

    New Details Emerge in Officer Shooting

    New Details Emerge in Officer Shooting

    August 28, 2014

    The Klamath County District Attorney's Office has revealed the officer injured during Wednesday's shooting. Deputy Jason Weber is in the hospital after a traffic stop ended with shots fired. Now early details around the incident itself have emerged.

    Reckless Driver Call Leads to Arrest

    Reckless Driver Call Leads to Arrest

    August 28, 2014

    A 29-year old man was arrested Thursday after calls came in to Oregon State Police that there was a vehicle driving recklessly on I-5. Logan Mitchell Hansen was taken into custody after he fled the stolen vehicle on foot and was found several minutes later. OSP found the vehicle abandoned on the nor

    Man Arrested After Drug Investigation

    Man Arrested After Drug Investigation

    August 28, 2014

    on Wednesday, Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement executed a search that resulted in the seizure of almost a half-ounce of methamphetamine, scales, packaging and a firearm. Robert Broderick (63), was detained by investigators away from his residence and he cooperated to go back to the house for the

    Evacuations at Happy Camp Fire Complex

    Evacuations at Happy Camp Fire Complex

    August 28, 2014

    Quick fire growth on the Happy Camp Complex forced mandatory evacuations for some areas near the fire. The Falkstein Fire, one of several on the complex, grew by more than 2,000 acres Wednesday. As a result, mandatory evacuations are in place for several areas.

    More Than 100 School District Hires

    More Than 100 School District Hires

    August 28, 2014

    The Medford School District is gearing up for the first day of school, with more than 100 new employees. One of those is the new District Superintendent, Doctor Brian Shumate. He says there are about 120 new employees, and about 68 are new teachers.

    Medford Pawn Shop Proposal

    Medford Pawn Shop Proposal

    August 28, 2014

    Medford Police are asking pawn shops to take a digital photo of every item pawned. It's part of an effort to improve the rate of tracking down stolen items. Medford Police say that they already have businesses submitting photos voluntarily.

    Rogue Valley Manor Gets Makeover

    Rogue Valley Manor Gets Makeover

    August 28, 2014

    One of the most visible buildings in the Rogue Valley will be getting a makeover. The Rogue Valley Manor will be undergoing significant changes starting Tuesday. Today, crews were working on interiors and dropping off glass panels. 2,000 panels will be installed into the building.

    Pilots Fly State-to-State for Awareness

    Pilots Fly State-to-State for Awareness

    August 28, 2014

    Two veteran pilots will attempt to raise public awareness by flying to all state capitals in the lower 48 state, and Alaska.Their goal is to bring attention to smaller “municipal” airports that contribute as vital assets for their cities, and can also provide a gateway for upping tourism in that

    Suspects in Custody After Shooting

    Suspects in Custody After Shooting

    August 28, 2014

    [UPDATE 12:24 PM] There are now 3 people in custody related to the shooting of a Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy on Wednesday. Christopher Holmgren was arrested Wednesday for violating his probation because he was associating with felons, who may or may not have been Karey Pascoe and William Parkers

    Fund Set up for Injured Officer

    Fund Set up for Injured Officer

    August 28, 2014

    The Klamath County Peace Officers Association has opened a bank account in Deputy Weber's name to give the public a way of supporting the family after the shooting.

    Mt. Bachelor Season Pass Price Announced

    Mt. Bachelor Season Pass Price Announced

    August 28, 2014

    Mount Bachelor has announced the season pass ticket pricing for the 2014-2015 ski and snowboard season. There are also new “perks” to season pass ownership. Season pass rates purchased before September 30 are priced at $869 for adults.

    Oregon Spotted Frog Now Endangered

    Oregon Spotted Frog Now Endangered

    August 28, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today that the Oregon Spotted Frog will be protected as an endangered species. This will fall under the Endangered Species Act. Both Oregon and Washington populations will be listed as threatened. The range for the species extends from British Colum

    Air Quality Could Fall From 790 Fire

    Air Quality Could Fall From 790 Fire

    August 28, 2014

    Air quality is suffering due to the Wildland Fire 790. Levels could potentially reach unhealthly levels and Public health officials encourage residents to take precautions. Areas that are affected are the Klamath Basin, especially Chiloquin and Rocky Point.

    Citizens’ Review Opposes GMO Labeling

    Citizens' Review Opposes GMO Labeling

    August 28, 2014

    The statewide debate about labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms might not end on the same side as the local elections. A recent citizens' review polled 20 random voters for their recommendations on measures in the election this fall.

    Online Classes Get Ready to Start

    Online Classes Get Ready to Start

    August 28, 2014

    In just a matter of days, kids across the Rogue Valley will head back to the classroom, but some students will head back to school, without ever leaving the house. They are going to school entirely online. The Connections Academy is one online school offering classes K through 12.

    SOU Adopts Greenhouse Reduction Program

    SOU Adopts Greenhouse Reduction Program

    August 28, 2014

    Southern Oregon University is participating in a greenhouse reduction credit program. The university sells what is called "Carbon Credits" to companies like Chevrolet in exchange for funding for sustainable improvement projects on campus. SOU first discovered the program last year at a conference in

    Athlete Must Choose: God or Football

    Athlete Must Choose: God or Football

    August 28, 2014

    An Oregon college athlete is fighting to stay on his team after he says his coach forced him to choose between religion and football. Vincent Johnson plays for the Portland State football team, but he hasn't played since the Spring when he went to his coach with a problem.

    Witnesses Shaken by Deputy Shooting

    Witnesses Shaken by Deputy Shooting

    August 28, 2014

    Several neighbors heard the gunshots on the street on Wednesday morning, including the Story family who lives about a block away from where the incident occurred. Jaden Story said she saw a man in their yard shortly after the gunshots happened.

    Two Cars Total Loses After Driveway Fire

    Two Cars Total Loses After Driveway Fire

    August 27, 2014

    A car fire was spotted in a driveway in the 300 block of Oxford Street in Ashland on Wednesday night. The car on fire was spotted by a passer by who tried alert the home owners but they did not come to the door.

    More Evacuations On Happy Camp Complex

    More Evacuations On Happy Camp Complex

    August 27, 2014

    Due to increased fire activity with long-range spotting of the Faulkstein Fire to the northeast, Incident Commanders have advised the Siskiyou County Sheriff and Siskiyou Office of Emergency Services of the need to initiate evacuations. Effective immediately, the following areas will be under ev

    Wildfires Are Contained But Not Out

    Wildfires Are Contained But Not Out

    August 27, 2014

    The Oregon Gulch Fire and the Rogue River Drive Fire are now 100 percent contained. However, Oregon Department of Forestry crews are still monitoring the area. They are through the fires on a daily basis searching for hot spots, and if they find any, they put them out.