• Car Crash Sends Man to Hospital

    Car Crash Sends Man to Hospital

    December 19, 2014

    Police are still piecing together the details of a car versus motorcycle accident that happened on S. Riverside Ave. and Bank St. According to officers, an elderly female driver crossing Riverside failed to yield the right of way to a motorcycle causing a crash.

    Charter Pulled from Medford Elks Lodge

    Charter Pulled from Medford Elks Lodge

    December 19, 2014

    The Medford chapter of the Elks Lodge is out of business, after members unexpectedly found their charter revoked. David Gerten became a member of the lodge last year and says he was notified late Thursday night of the revocation by the Grand Order in Chicago.

    High School Choir Flash Mob Confusion

    High School Choir Flash Mob Confusion

    December 19, 2014

    An effort to spread Christmas joy was dampened at the Klamath Falls Walmart Thursday evening. But the Henley High School choir says it was all a misunderstanding and they have no hard feelings. They'll perform Friday at 12:40pm.

    Klamath Falls School Under Construction

    Klamath Falls School Under Construction

    December 19, 2014

    The company doing the building, Bogatay Construction, are showing off their progress online. They say in just seven days, the New Henley Elementary School has gone from a concrete slab to having concrete walls being put up.

    Feds Ease Medical Marijuana Enforcement

    Feds Ease Medical Marijuana Enforcement

    December 18, 2014

    The federal government is making it easier for medical marijuana facilities to operate. The recently-passed $1.1 trillion spending bill promises no more government money will be spent on DEA raids against retail facilities that meet state law.

    Siskiyou Murderer Asking for Retrial

    Siskiyou Murderer Asking for Retrial

    December 18, 2014

    The woman convicted of killing her husband at a Siskiyou campground in November 2012, is asking for a retrial. Patricia Maccullum was found guilty of murdering Christopher Maccullum in January of 2013.

    U.S. Forest Service Hiring

    U.S. Forest Service Hiring

    December 18, 2014

    Starting January, the U.S. Forest Service will hire 600 people in Oregon and Washington for temporary positions, including Southern Oregon. The jobs are for various specialties ranging from fire and trial management to recreation and botany.

    GMO Ban Enforcement on Hold

    GMO Ban Enforcement on Hold

    December 18, 2014

    Enforcement for the measure banning GMO crops in Jackson County is on hold until the current lawsuit against it is over. The lawsuit was filed by two local farms in November and claims it causes an economic burden on farmers who grow genetically engineered crops.

    Outstanding Administrator of the Year

    Outstanding Administrator of the Year

    December 18, 2014

    Several teachers are coming together to make sure one local principal's efforts are recognized. Ron Beick from North Medford High School was named Administrator of the Year by the Oregon Music Education Association.

    RCC Gets Donation From Asante

    RCC Gets Donation From Asante

    December 18, 2014

    Two years ago, Rogue Community College got a matching grant from the state. So any money donated or pledged to the medical professions programs will be matched up to the 8 million dollar mark.

    Commissioner Accused of Lewd Texts

    Commissioner Accused of Lewd Texts

    December 18, 2014

    Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare is addressing accusations that he took a woman's phone and used it to send lewd text messages to her 18-year-old daughter. The accusation were brought up by Doug Deakins, during a commissioners meeting.

    Thousands Donated to Cancer Research

    Thousands Donated to Cancer Research

    December 18, 2014

    The non-profit developed in memory of a local child who lost his battle to cancer, raised thousands for families who endure the same. The Ethan Jostad Foundation donated $10,000 dollars to Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute, which is dedicated to child cancer research.

    California in Dire Need of Rain

    California in Dire Need of Rain

    December 18, 2014

    According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That's enough water to fill 17-million Olympic swimming pools. Officials say the situation is so dire, the flooding that struck the state earlier this year barely made a dent in the

    New Jackson County Health Building

    New Jackson County Health Building

    December 18, 2014

    Jackson County Health and Human Services is preparing to move into a brand new building on Holly Street in downtown Medford. The new building took years of planning, and millions in county funds.

    12 Scams of Xmas: Malicous Software

    12 Scams of Xmas: Malicous Software

    December 18, 2014

    Our society basically has the world at our fingertips with the amount of information we can gather and store on computers and mobile devices. It allows increases the chance for digital crooks to gain that often sensitive information or potentially completely disrupt our computers.

    Bars Preparing to Watch the Raiders

    Bars Preparing to Watch the Raiders

    December 18, 2014

    As the Southern Oregon Raiders prepare themselves for the big game Friday, local businesses are getting ready for the crowds. The NAIA National Championships game begins at noon on ESPN-U.

    Vigil to Bring Hannah Home

    Vigil to Bring Hannah Home

    December 17, 2014

    More than two weeks after Hannah Thomas-Garner's disappearance family and friends gathered in the Ashland Plaza for a vigil. Candles were provided and people were given the opportunity to say a few words about Hannah.

    Electronic Recycling Rules Change Jan.1

    Electronic Recycling Rules Change Jan.1

    December 17, 2014

    Starting January first, computer keyboards and mice as well as printers will be added to the list of recyclable items. It is part of Oregon E-Cycles, a statewide program that provides free recycling of all brands of computers, monitors and Tvs.

    Sony Cancels Release of The Interview

    Sony Cancels Release of The Interview

    December 17, 2014

    Sony announced Wednesday afternoon that the planned release of "The Interview" on Christmas Day has been cancelled. The move comes after most of the country's largest theater chains decided not to show the movie due to threats of a September 11th-type attack from anonymous hackers.

    CONSUMER REPORTS: GAMING SYSTEM CONSOLES
    A Heart for Fostering: The Process

    A Heart for Fostering: The Process

    December 17, 2014

    DHS says the process of becoming a foster parent is extensive for a good reason, but it's not necessarily hard. It begins with a conversation with in the home because fostering a child impacts everyone in a family.

    Police Shooting Suspect Sentenced

    Police Shooting Suspect Sentenced

    December 17, 2014

    The man who Medford Police said stole a truck and found himself in a shootout with police plead no content to charges, Wednesday.

    Mt. Ashland Sets 2014 Ski Season Open

    Mt. Ashland Sets 2014 Ski Season Open

    December 17, 2014

    Mt. Ashland will open for ski season on Friday December 19th for the first time in 20 months. The ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chair lift starting on Saturday at 9:00 AM.

    SOU Raiders Take On the Race Track

    SOU Raiders Take On the Race Track

    December 17, 2014

    uesday the Southern Oregon Football team took some time off from football as the Raiders took to the beach, but Wednesday the team went from the beach to the race track. Coach Howard calls the Raider Offense, the "Ricky Bobby Offense."

    Police Search for Burglary Suspect

    Police Search for Burglary Suspect

    December 17, 2014

    Police are seeking the public's help finding a man in connection to a burglary on the 1000 block of Sunset Ave. Police said on December 9th, a vehicle was broken into, and the thief or thieves stole more than $4,000 worth of hunting gear.

    Festival of Trees Marks Record Year

    Festival of Trees Marks Record Year

    December 17, 2014

    For the first time since the 2008 recession, the Providence Festival of Trees has raised more than half a million dollars. The 2014 Festival - which ran from December 3rd thought the 7th - earned $523,000.

    Man Accused of Tossing Pipe Bombs

    Man Accused of Tossing Pipe Bombs

    December 17, 2014

    A manhunt is underway for a suspect accused of throwing pipe bombs out of his car during a police chase. Officers said on Tuesday, 43 year-old Neal Panschow took off when they tried to pull him over.

    Oak Grove Students Get A Jump On Debate

    Oak Grove Students Get A Jump On Debate

    December 16, 2014

    Students at Oak Grove Elementary school are doing their research and bringing arguments to the table for a new debate team. Fifth graders at the school are already hosting debates in their classroom.

    Rogue Creamery Expanding Locations

    Rogue Creamery Expanding Locations

    December 16, 2014

    One of the most well known places to get local cheese is expanding. Representatives from Rogue Creamery said construction in underway to build a new dairy in Grants Pass.

    Holiday Help for Kids with No Christmas

    Holiday Help for Kids with No Christmas

    December 16, 2014

    Teachers in the Medford School District are using programs to help students through the holidays. Jackson Elementary student success specialist Christina Ferrari teaches using the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support model.

    Toys R Us Braces for Holiday Blitz

    Toys R Us Braces for Holiday Blitz

    December 16, 2014

    Toys R Us is ready for the last-minute Christmas Rush. The company says it will keep its stores open for 39 straight hours on December 23rd and Christmas Eve - including its Medford location.

    Local Starbucks Customers Pay It Forward

    Local Starbucks Customers Pay It Forward

    December 16, 2014

    An instance of "paying it forward" happened in the Rogue Valley as customers at the Starbucks on Crater Lake Highway spent Tuesday morning paying it backwards in the drive-thru line. According to staff, customers spontaneous started paying for the person behind them in line who placed an order.

    Oregon Employment At All Time High

    Oregon Employment At All Time High

    December 16, 2014

    Seasonally adjusted payroll employment in Oregon jumped to a record level of 1,740,800, marking the most number of workers ever employed in the state. The addition of 11,200 jobs in November means the number of working Oregonians is now 3,000 more than the prior peak reached in December of 2007.

    Vigil Tomorrow for Missing Teen

    Vigil Tomorrow for Missing Teen

    December 16, 2014

    A candlelight vigil will be held at the Ashland Plaza, Wednesday, to shine light for 17-year-old Hannah Thomas-Garner. Ashland Police said she was reported missing after not returning from a party in Ashland on November 29th.

    Pair Facing Charges for Mail Theft

    Pair Facing Charges for Mail Theft

    December 16, 2014

    Two locals are facing charges after allegedly rifling through residents' mail. Early Monday morning, Jody Parke, 39, and Susan Metcalf, 46, were arrested after allegedly being caught going through mailboxes at Table Rock Rd and Midway Rd.

    Suspect Resists Arrests Before Takedown

    Suspect Resists Arrests Before Takedown

    December 16, 2014

    Two men are facing charges after police say they led officers on a foot chase. According to Medford Police, an officer recognized 37 year-old Victor Villalobos behind the Medford Center Safeway as a suspect with a warrant for his arrest.

    California King Fire Suspect Indicted

    California King Fire Suspect Indicted

    December 16, 2014

    A man previously charged with deliberately starting the Pollock Pines wildfire has been indicted by a grand jury for starting one of California's biggest wildfires of 2014. 37 year-old Wayne Allen Huntsman was indicted earlier this month on one count of arson of forest land.

    In Need of Some Christmas Cheer

    In Need of Some Christmas Cheer

    December 15, 2014

    There are a couple children in real need of some holiday cheer this year. He is now having more seizures because of the growth of the tumor and there is not a lot doctors can do.

    A Heart for Fostering: The Parents

    A Heart for Fostering: The Parents

    December 15, 2014

    The goal of foster care is always to reunite children with their biological parents. Bob Hendrick who helps certify new foster homes in Josephine County says this eventual separation can be a hang up for many potential foster parents.

    Interest in S.O.U. Grows

    Interest in S.O.U. Grows

    December 15, 2014

    With the Raiders in the play-offs, eyes everywhere are on Southern Oregon University. That could mean new students and new money coming to the school.

    Ice Rink Activities Postponed Two Days

    Ice Rink Activities Postponed Two Days

    December 15, 2014

    Ashland Parks and Recreation needs a couple more days to install the new cover at the ice rink. This means the schedule of regular activities will be moved from Wednesday to Friday.

    Gone With the Wind Star Reflects on Film

    Gone With the Wind Star Reflects on Film

    December 15, 2014

    75 years after the release of Gone With the Wind, Baby Bo is still alive and kicking in the Rogue Valley. Ricky Holt was only 9 months old when Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell saw him by accident at a film studio and cast him on the spot.

    Shipping Intensifies Ahead of Holidays

    Shipping Intensifies Ahead of Holidays

    December 15, 2014

    Postal carriers are expecting Monday to be the busiest shipping day of the entire year. After storms slowed down the process last year and some deliveries did not make it to their destinations on time, postal services are getting an early start.

    Average Gallon of Gas at 5 Year Low

    Average Gallon of Gas at 5 Year Low

    December 15, 2014

    The price of a gallon of gas has fallen below the $2.00 mark in 13 states across the country. According to the price tracker website gas-buddy.com, three states have stations selling gas for less than $1.90 - Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio - but the low prices aren't widespread.

    Arrest Made in Portland School Shooting

    Arrest Made in Portland School Shooting

    December 15, 2014

    A second person has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Portland school. Police said Marquel Dugas was taken into custody on Saturday on a probation violation. They are still looking for a third person they believe was involved.

    Arrest Made After Volkswagen Break In

    Arrest Made After Volkswagen Break In

    December 15, 2014

    A teenager is facing charges after police said he tried to steal a car from from the Volkswagon dealership on Riverisde Ave. Early on Monday December 15th, 18 year-old Tyreese Key was allegedly spotted trying to steal a car from the dealership, and tried to run from officers.

    Oregon Trails-Highway 140

    Oregon Trails-Highway 140

    December 15, 2014

    it's been 50 years since the ribbon was cut opening what is now known as the Winnemucca to the Sea highway. Now work is underway on a 31-million dollar upgrade on Bly mountain between Klamath Falls and Lakeview

    Open Enrollment Deadline Looms

    Open Enrollment Deadline Looms

    December 15, 2014

    Today is the last day for Oregonians to enroll for health insurance coverage to start or continue in January of 2015. Residents in the state need to use the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, to compare plans and enroll in coverage.

    A Heart for Fostering: The Children

    A Heart for Fostering: The Children

    December 14, 2014

    Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care. According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.

    Winter Challenges for Ashland Homeless

    Winter Challenges for Ashland Homeless

    December 14, 2014

    The cold weather is putting more pressure on transients and homeless in the area to find shelter. Some are now turning to local businesses, but ending up on the wrong side of the law in doing so.