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 »

Vaccines Could Help Stem Heroin Rise

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Heroin and opiate abuse is on the rise in Oregon. But local experts say new vaccines being tested by the FDA could someday help stop the drug epidemic. According to the Oregon Health Authority, 10.4 percent of people receiving treatment for substance abuse in 2011 were heroin users. In 2013, it … Continue reading »

Jackson County Officer Added to Memorial

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Two of Oregon’s fallen officers are being added to a special memorial in Salem. The memorial honors more than 178 Oregon law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since the 1880s. Reserve Officer Robert Libke of Oregon City and Deputy Charles Basye from the Jackson County Sherriff’s Office were … Continue reading »

Oregon Officials Reevaluate Pot Edibles

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon officials have taken a step back in their proposal to ban marijuana infused edibles after receiving backlash from the public. In the original proposal, marijuana edibles like cookies, cake, candy, and gum could not have been sold to patients at all. This created problems for medical marijuana cardholders who could not … Continue reading »

Josephine County GMO Legalities

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. — The measure to ban genetically modified crops in Josephine County could be in for a bumpy ride if it gets passed in May. Even though it is legal to put the measure on the ballot, under state law it’s illegal to ban GMOs in any Oregon county except for Jackson. Whistling … Continue reading »

Jackson Co. Enacts One-Year Moratorium

MEDFORD, Ore — Jackson County is implementing a one-year moratorium against medical marijuana dispensaries. There is already an emergency moratorium in place for the next 120 days.  The new moratorium will overlap and pick up where that one leaves off.  The one-year moratorium will give commissioners time to work out kinks and sort through unanswered … Continue reading »

Albany Teen Killed by Train

ALBANY, Ore. — Grief counselors were on hand Monday at West Albany High School, after a 16-year-old girl was killed by a train over the weekend. It happened Saturday night near Highway 99 East and Beta Drive in Albany. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says Sara-Tessa Lytle was walking on the railroad tracks in a … Continue reading »

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