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 »

Community Reacts to Fatal Shooting

CHARLESTON, Ore. – Three people are dead after a shooting early Tuesday in Coos Bay, and just down the road in Charleston, news of the shooting spread fast. Those who live and work there, say there’s been a community effort to crack down on crime. Locals say Bastendorff Beach is a major hang out for … Continue reading »

One Dead in Plane Crash

PETALUMA, Calif. — ABC affiliate station KGO is reporting one person has died in a small plane crash in Marin County on the border of Petaluma and Novato after leaving from Brookings, Oregon. The crash set off a small grass fire near Hicks Valley and Marshall-Petaluma Road. According to preliminary information from the FAA, the pilot … Continue reading »

Heat Lamp Leads to Structure Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Fire Department says their new engines responded to their first call on Sunday morning at a fire on Idaho Street. At around 7:39 a.m., firefighters responded to a home full of smoke on Idaho Street . Ashland Fire reports a heat lamp apparently fell from a pet lizard’s cage and lit the … Continue reading »

Boy Scout Makes Archery Range Targets

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Ten new targets now line the Jackson County Sports Park’s archery range. A local boy scout is behind the project range officials said was much needed. Collin Neilson said he’s lost count on the number of hours he’s spent during the last two summers planning, fund raising, and building the targets. … Continue reading »

BMWCMF Offers Mobile App

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — If you want to get more information related to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival, you’re strongly advised to download the festival’s mobile app. “It tells you all the activities, how to get here, what’s going on when you get here. All the different foods, the times for all the different activities … Continue reading »

BMWCMF Improves Signage

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — The annual migration to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Festival is happening now. The music began Friday morning, with the bigger stars and entertainers taking the stage at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Campers say they’ve had fewer problems and less frustration getting to the venue. Organizers and law enforcement say that’s not a … Continue reading »

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