Oregon Named Top Beer-Producing State

ASHLAND, Ore. – Local breweries are getting national attention, after Oregon was selected as having the best beer in America. The list was put together by the website Thrillist. The website listed top breweries from across the state, including Southern Oregon Brewing, Rogue, Deschutes, and Full Sail, and it said no matter where you go in … Continue reading »

Klamath Falls Shooting Suspect Arrested

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The man accused of shooting a Klamath County sheriff’s deputy is behind bars, and a person of interest has been arrested. The incident happened Wednesday on a street outside Klamath Falls. Police had been searching for William Jack Parkerson in connection to the case. Officials say the Klamath County Major Crimes … Continue reading »

Klamath Officer Shot; Suspect Sought

[UPDATE 5:50 PM] The Major Crime team is seeking a person of interest identified as William Jack Parkerson, age 30. Parkerson is a white male approximately 5′ 11″ and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He is bald and has a chest tattoo that reads, “Norte,” and an abdomen tattoo that reads “Under no Law/United Nortenos Locos.” [UPDATE … Continue reading »

Girl Accidentally Kills Shooting Teacher

(CNN) DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. — The Arizona shooting instructor who was shot by his 9-year-old student Monday has died. Charles Vacca was standing next to the 9-year-old girl when she pulled the trigger on an Uzi machine gun. The recoil sent the weapon over her head, and Vacca was shot. He was airlifted to a … Continue reading »

Male Wolf OR-7 to Get New Collar

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Biologists with the Department of Fish and Wildlife plan to capture the male wolf OR-7 to put a new tracking collar on him by the end of the year. OR-7 has traveled all over Oregon and into Northern California, but up until recently, biologists were not planning to re-collar the wolf. … Continue reading »

Naked Man Arrested at Hemp Expo

PROVOLT, Ore. — A 27-year-old Grants Pass man was arrested by Oregon State Police troopers early Sunday morning, following a disturbance at the Jefferson State Hemp Expo in Josephine County. The man was naked and combative and was sedated by medical personnel before transport to a Grants Pass hospital for a medical examination prior to … Continue reading »

Social Media Impacts Investigations

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department says no matter the incident or graphic nature, if it happens in public view, photos and videos will typically end up on Facebook or Twitter almost instantly. Police say these posts can sometimes help the investigation because the documentation can let officers get a better idea of what … Continue reading »

Medford Father Feels Napa Earthquake

CORDELIA, Calif. — A local father and his son felt the earthquake while they were spending the weekend in Northern California. Medford resident Shane Schmidt and his son are staying in a hotel in Cordelia, California before a trip abroad. Shane says he and his son woke up around 3-15 in the morning to the … Continue reading »

Earthquake Hits Northern California

(CNN) — Authorities are assessing the damage after a strong earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude struck six miles southwest of Napa. It damaged several buildings, sparked fires and cut off power to thousands of people. A Napa hospital reports treating nearly 90 patients for injuries. … Continue reading »

Shelters React to Animal Abuse Law

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local animal shelters are praising a decision from the state to give animals the same basic protections as humans. Many of the dogs and cats at places like SoHumane are bruised or emaciated from abuse or neglect. Their Executive Director says the decision, which allows police the authority to enter a person’s … Continue reading »

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