ODOT Work Zone Awareness

MEDFORD, Ore. — ODOT says at least 500 accidents happen a year in work zones.  National studies show that driver inattention is the biggest factor in work zone crashes. ODOT say they are administering nearly $4 million in federal funds for special work zone traffic patrols. They say they are also using rigid barrier systems … Continue reading »

One Man Dies After Boat Capsizes

NEAR GOLD BEACH, Ore. — The Curry County Sheriff’s Office reports one person has died after a boat capsized at the mouth of the Rogue River on Saturday morning. Deputies responded to two 911 calls from witnesses to a boating accident at the mouth of the Rogue River at around 7:30 a.m. The callers reported … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Your TV Can Spy on You

YOUR TV CAN SPY ON YOU It’s likely you don’t think you’ve invited a spy into your home when setting up a new TV. But new Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs can record and share everything that’s viewed, whether it’s a broadcast or something streaming from the Internet. And some smart TVs can even … Continue reading »

Premera Cyberattack Investigation

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington state’s insurance commissioner has announced a multistate investigation into the cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said Tuesday he plans to work with his counterparts in Alaska and Oregon to look into operations at Premera, which is based in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. The investigation will explore the … Continue reading »

Heavy Snow at Crater Lake

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – After a warm, mild winter, Crater Lake National Park has recorded nearly two feet of snow in recent days, but the seasonal total is still a third of normal. The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports the park usually has 119 inches of snow on the ground as of March … Continue reading »

Diaper Company Launches Kickstarter

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A local cloth diaper company is looking to the southern Oregon community for some support to continue its business. A group of moms started Oregon Baby Diapers five years ago. The cloth diapers are sewn in Grants Pass. Over the last year, the diapers became very popular in Oregon, making them more expensive … Continue reading »

Police Save Life with Heroin Antidote

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man is alive after police used what they call a life-saving drug. Medford police said this was only the second incident where they had to use the antidote meant to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses. On Saturday in the 500 block of North Riverside Avenue, police responded to a … Continue reading »

Multiple Drunk Driving Incidents

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Saturday night was full of accidents and incidents involving drunk driving. Three of those drunk driving incidents resulted in crashes, including one where a car was completely totaled and the driver attempted to elude deputies. The Sheriff’s Office says the single-vehicle crash happened along Butte Falls … Continue reading »

Family Wins Lawsuit Against Local Doctor

MEDFORD, Ore. — A jury awarded a 6-year-old girl and her family more than a million dollars in a lawsuit against a Medford doctor. Gwendolyn Eichman was injured during her birth. The nerves in Gwendolyn’s left arm and hand were permanently damaged during her delivery. The jury agreed with the argument that her injuries were … Continue reading »

Albany Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

ALBANY, Ore. — Albany police say they found more than just a wanted person when they served a search warrant at a woman’s home Thursday night. Stacey Banta, 47, is facing charges of meth possession and delivery. Police say when they went to the home in the 2900 block of Southeast 21st Avenue, they found … Continue reading »

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