Drunk Driver Crashes into Power Pole

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A drunk driver crashes into a power pole in Central Point, knocking out power to more than 500 customers in Central Point and Medford. Just after midnight on Saturday, Central Point Police Department received a report of a crash involving a single vehicle striking a power pole in the area of … Continue reading »

Former Medford Pastor Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford youth pastor is in jail, accused of spying on girls in the bathroom with cameras. Medford Police arrested 37-year-old Donald Biggs on one count of invasion of privacy and two counts of burglary. Officers say Biggs was fired from Mountain Christian Fellowship after the church found out he had been … Continue reading »

Facebook Helps Catch Tip-Jar Thief

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local pizzeria owner says he’s both amused and a little disturbed after catching a tip jar thief in the act, and using Facebook to get him caught. Rick Deates, owner of Bobbio’s Pizza in Medford, says he was in the back room of the store on Thursday night when a man … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Sales Hit New Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — Christmas tree farms in the Rogue Valley are already breaking records in tree sales. The U Cut Christmas Tree Farm opened its doors to families Friday. Larry Ryerson is one of the owners of the farm, deeply rooted in family generations. Ryerson and his family have grown trees on the land since … Continue reading »

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 »

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