Alleged Child Abuser Appears in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man accused of abusing a foster child under his care is appearing in court for the first time. Samuel Hicks was arraigned Friday following a four month investigation. Hicks pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, and unlawful sexual penetration. Those acts are suspected to have been committed … Continue reading »

Bike Shop Modifies Motorcycle For Vet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thunderstruck Bikes is helping a disabled veteran regain his mobility. Sgt. Brian Mast is flying into Medford on Sunday to meet with the bike shop and tailor the motorcycle to his specific needs. The Harley Davidson motorcycle was donated by Sgt. Mast’s hometown in Florida. Thunderstruck Bikes is planning on turning the motorcycle … Continue reading »

Medford Students Cleanup For Weed, Ca.

MEDFORD, Ore. — McLoughlin Middle School sent all their students outside Friday for a community cleanup to help students in Weed, California. The middle school students have raised about $2,000 so far. The kids made a video to promote the neighborhood cleanup project. Local businesses are sponsoring the event, that’s where the money is coming from. The … Continue reading »

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

MEDFORD, Ore. — September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and health experts are using the opportunity to help educate kids and parents about healthy habits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 17 percent of kids in the United States are obese. It also says children who are overweight as preschoolers are more … 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 »

Cover Oregon Owes Agents

MEDFORD, Ore. — The challenged Cover Oregon is causing another headache for insurance agents that helped enroll people in coverage. Cover Oregon agents were responsible for enrolling more than a 20 percent of the people who came in through the exchange. The agents are due commission negotiated with Cover Oregon, usually a percentage of a … Continue reading »

NWS Medford Reveals New Instruments

MEDFORD, Ore. — Twice a day, at the same moment around the world, scientists launch weather balloons into the atmosphere. The information the balloons collect is vital for weather analysis and predictions. Oregon has one of a few stations around the world that will now use the best and most updated instruments. The balloons carry … Continue reading »

New Rogue River Map Released

MEDFORD, Ore. — Rogue River enthusiasts have a new tool to help them navigate down the Southern Oregon waterway. The Rogue River Water Trail Map is now available to river goers. It’s the first of its kind for the Rogue River and covers the section between Lost Creek Dam and Grave Creek. Travel Southern Oregon … Continue reading »