Flashing Headlights Ruled Free Speech

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – A Southern Oregon judge ruled that flashing headlights at drivers to warn of an oncoming police car is protected as free speech. The ruling filed March 26th at the Jackson County Justice Court states that the act is covered under the Oregon Constitution. This stems from a case against truck driver, Christopher Hill, who … Continue reading »

Canine Units Return from Oso Landslide

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two Jackson County Search and Rescue canine units have returned after helping in the Washington landslide. The teams arrived at the scene on March 31 to help search teams and worked three full days at the site. The dogs, Abby and Lily, are specially trained to track the scent of human remains. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Police Seeks Job Applicants

ALBANY, Ore. — Students and community members who came to the career fair at Linn Benton Community College Wednesday say they’re optimistic about job opportunities in the area. There were hundreds of job seekers and more than 80 booths at the career fair. It was a way for businesses to meet potential employees face-to-face instead … Continue reading »

Doctors Warn of Measles Outbreak

MEDFORD, Ore. – Public health officials are urging people to get immunized after an outbreak of the measles. The disease, which had been eradicated roughly a decade ago, has appeared six times in Oregon this year – one more case than all of last year. Dr. Jim Shames, Medical Director of Jackson County Health and … Continue reading »

Bus Route to Link Grants Pass & Medford

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some Grants Pass residents depend on the bus routes to get to and from work or school. Now there’s a possibility a route could expand down I-5 into Medford. Right now bus routes make stops throughout Grants Pass, Cave Junction and Merlin, but soon Medford will be added to that list. … Continue reading »

Timber Payments Continue to Dwindle

MEDFORD, Ore. – Another year, another round of timber payments. For years the pie has been getting bigger, but Southern Oregon’s slice has been getting smaller. “Right now we have… maybe 700 counties that are now included in the pot for what used to be the 18 original O&C counties,” said Southern Oregon Timber Industry … Continue reading »

Kyron’s Mom Speaks on Child Abduction

MEDFORD, Ore. — Kyron Horman’s mom says she is supporting local law enforcement as they create a child abduction task force. That team will bring together local and state agencies to better respond to emergencies involving a missing child. Desiree Young spoke Monday at the first meeting of the local Child Abduction Response Team, or … Continue reading »

Two Die in Two-Vehicle Crash

FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of two people Monday. OSP says around 9:25 a.m. they responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 47 near NW Verboort Road. Investigators say a 2002 Hyundai four-door passenger car … Continue reading »

OSP Cites Boat Captain

BROOKINGS, Ore. – Oregon State Police cited a commercial crab boat captain for water pollution in the first degree following an investigation, last week. OSP says the boat captain dumped an estimated 5,000 pounds of rotten, skinned mink carcasses into the water at the Port of Brookings. Troopers say during the night of April 1, … Continue reading »

GMO Ballot Measure Draws Big Money

MEDFORD, Ore. – One house at a time, nearly 50 volunteers charged through Jackson County neighborhoods Saturday morning trying to spread the word. “We’re looking for assistance on the phone, we’re looking for assistance on the streets, we’re looking for stuff in envelopes, fliers, whatever it is,” said volunteer Mariska Pactwa. The canvassing is part … Continue reading »

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