Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

MEDFORD, Ore. — September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and health experts are using the opportunity to help educate kids and parents about healthy habits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 17 percent of kids in the United States are obese. It also says children who are overweight as preschoolers are more … Continue reading »

OSP Searches for Hit & Run Driver

BROOKS, Ore. — Oregon State Police continues to investigate a serious injury hit and run crash Sunday night. Troopers say around 8:40 p.m., a motorcycle operated by Keith f. Miller, 48, of Woodburn, was traveling Highway 99E when it collided with an ATV-type vehicle that was crossing the highway. Witnesses say the ATV’s operator stopped … Continue reading »

Hiker Rescued Near Belknap Crater

BELKNAP CRATER, Ore. – Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies rescued a hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail Sunday. Around 11:40 a.m., the Deschutes County 911 received a call from solo hiker, Christine Bruce-Aijian, 56, of Klamath Falls, who was lost. Bruce-Aijian said she’d been hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail, but lost the trail while hiking … Continue reading »

Deputy Weber Released From Hospital

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — OHSU confirmed that Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Weber has been released from the hospital. He was released earlier this weekend. Deputy Weber was injured in the line of duty after he was shot twice on august 27th during a routine traffic stop in Klamath Falls. He was shot in the … Continue reading »

Nut-Free Schools in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Research shows that food allergies are becoming increasingly common in children. It’s almost a hundred times more common to be diagnosed with a food allergy now than it was 50 years ago, which means menus are changing for some kids and for their parents packing sack lunches. A local allergist said the reason behind … Continue reading »

OLCC Looks at Marijuana Taxes

MEDFORD, Ore. – Measure 91 is a controversial topic on the November ballot, one which could cost the state, and bring in money. If recreational pot is legalized, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will be in charge or taxing it. In Colorado, the recreational marijuana taxing process has not been nearly as successful as state … Continue reading »

13 Hurt in Explosion at Reno Museum

RENO, Nev. — Police say 13 people, including at least nine children, were hurt in a mishap at The Discovery Museum in downtown Reno, Nevada. Emergency crews say they were hurt in the malfunction of an exhibit. It was a smoke tornado machine used as part of a science experiment, producing a “flash” effect. The … Continue reading »

Schools Train Kids About Active Shooters

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — This year, teachers are using unique methods like picture books to teach kids tools for active shooter scenarios. The program is called ALICE training. ALICE stands for Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Administrators and teachers were trained in active shooter scenarios over the summer. Now they are going to be passing … Continue reading »

Movement For Nut-Free Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. — As parents send their kids back to school, some are asking for changes in the lunchroom. Doctors say there’s been a rise in people diagnosed with food allergies and for some parents of kids with allergies, it’s a daily concern. One Medford mom has two young kids with severe food allergies. She says … Continue reading »

Memorial Held for Governor Atiyeh

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be lowered and flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Victor Atiyeh, who served as Oregon governor from 1979 to 1987. A memorial for the former governor just took place Wednesday morning, in Salem at the capitol. A … Continue reading »

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