Cottage Grove Boy Celebrates Birthday

ANAHEIM, Calif. — A Cottage Grove boy is celebrating his 7th birthday at the happiest place on earth. Doctors diagnosed Trenton Nowak with an aggressive brain tumor and gave him three to six months to live. His family found the perfect way to give him a great birthday, by sending him to Disneyland. They say … Continue reading »

Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off

ASHLAND, Ore – 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. Ashland launched the program in June and reimburses homeowners who replace their traditional grass lawn with drought-resistant landscaping, including bark … Continue reading »

25 Acres Burning Inside Crater Lake Park

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — 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, on July 22, the park received numerous lightning strikes. On July 28, at about 11:15 a.m. a fire was … Continue reading »

Dramatic Increase in Gonorrhea Cases

MEDFORD, Ore. — An emerging trend in STDs in Southern Oregon has state health experts both concerned and baffled. The Oregon Health Authority documented a sudden increase in the number of people testing positive for gonorrhea. Jackson County experienced a 387 percent jump. Thirty-one cases in 2012 turned into 151 cases last year. Josephine County … Continue reading »

Sterling Case Closing Arguments to Begin

(CNN) — Closing arguments are set to begin Monday in the battle over the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. A judge will decide if Donald Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly can sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion without his sign-off. Mrs. Sterling, who is co-owner of the team, is … Continue reading »

Search Continues for Missing Woman

MEDFORD, Ore. — 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. Her family and friends are reaching out to … Continue reading »

Ferguson Fire Burning at 200 Acres

NEAR BEATTY, Ore. — Two structures have been lost to the Ferguson Fire burning about 30 miles east of Klamath Falls, and five miles north of Beatty. South Central Oregon Incident Management Team reports six structures are still threatened by the fire. The fire is currently at 200 acres and is 20 percent contained. The … Continue reading »

Sprint Jet Boat Races Continue

LEBANON, Ore. — A group of residents say they’re not backing down in a battle against a sprint jet boat competition. Neighbors fought to cancel the event scheduled on Saturday and though the show still went on, they say the fight isn’t over. Neighbors say they’re frustrated because after months of effort, they feel their … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Suspected Arsonist

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have arrested Debra Irene Johns, who they believe is responsible for the multiple suspicious fires in Medford that began on June 25th. Medford Police believe Johns to be connected to 23 fires in downtown Medford in the past month, most recently in the Jackson County Jail bathroom on Wednesday morning. … Continue reading »

OR-7 Wolf Pups Caught on Camera

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — The famous wolf known as OR-7 has puppies, and they are growing. New photos, released by wildlife officials this week, show OR-7 and his puppies. ODFW can confirm the existence of two cubs, and possibly a third cub. They say there might be more. The cameras took the photos July 12th, … Continue reading »

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