Ashland Safe Drinking Water Scam

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland has received reports of an unnamed company trying to sell bottled water to local households in the city. The company claims due to drought conditions this year, the water supply in Ashland is not suitable to drink. The company also claims the city’s water is coming from Emigrant Lake and is … Continue reading »

Wind-Driven Mills Fire Burns 5,500 Acres

CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. (CNN) — At least 200 homes and other structures are in the path of a fast-moving wildfire in Washington state. The wind-driven fire is near the town of Entiat, about three hours east of Seattle. So far it’s burned 5,500 acres. An enormous mushroom cloud of smoke can be seen for miles. … Continue reading »

First Day for New Medford Superintendent

MEDFORD, Ore. – Wednesday was the first day in the office for Medford’s new superintendent. Dr. Brian Shumate arrived for his first day on the job, spending his time getting acclimated to his new post. That included an afternoon meeting with the Medford School Board to go over agenda items for the future. Shumate says … Continue reading »

Dozens Arrested in “Operation Rap it Up”

MEDFORD, Ore.– A multi-agency investigation uncovered at least 40 people with federal drug and firearms violations, as well as activities related to prostitution and gang activities. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said 26 people were arrested and seven search warrants were served. Sheriff officials said the investigation also uncovered an organized “straw” purchasing ring, where … Continue reading »

High Temps Lead to Long Wait List

MEDFORD, Ore. – In the past week, outdoor temperatures have climbed past 100 degrees, and calls for air conditioning repair have climbed past 200. The number of calls has crews working overtime, and customers in a waiting line. Triple-digit temperatures combined with only half of her A.C. units working has led to 80-degree temperatures inside … Continue reading »

Doctors React to Teens Smoking Hookah

MEDFORD, Ore. — With information collected over two years, the Journal Pediatrics found that nearly one out of five high school seniors smoked hookah within the last year. Hookah devices typically force the tobacco smoke through water that cools it, which makes it feel less harsh to inhale. Doctors also say teens can be drawn … Continue reading »

Rough & Ready Back in Business

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – The Rough & Ready Lumber Company is getting back up and running after more than a year of being out of business. Old and new employees are trickling in throughout the month, putting to use a swath of brand new machinery. “Change is always hard,” said Larry Mason, a Maintenance Supervisor … Continue reading »

Newport Man Arrested For Machete Attack

NEWPORT, Ore. — A Newport man is in the Lincoln County Jail, accused of trying to attack someone with a machete. Newport Police arrested Juan Bruno-Antonio Sunday afternoon, after responding to an argument at a home in the 1500 block of NW Nye St. in Newport. Officers say when they arrived on the scene, they … Continue reading »

Salem Park’s Humpty Took A Great Fall

SALEM, Ore. (CNN) — “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.”  The lines from that famous Mother Goose nursery rhyme came true over the weekend in Salem. The Humpty Dumpty sculpture at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem fell from its perch Saturday when two visitors tried to climb … Continue reading »

Algoma Fire Slows Traffic

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Algoma Fire is now 70% contained as of Sunday morning, according to the South Central Oregon Incident Management Team. There are no road closures as of Sunday, but Oregon Department of Transportation is directing traffic to slow down between milepost 265 to 267 on Highway 97. ODOT is citing … Continue reading »

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