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28 July 2014

Lightning fires re-ignite with hot weather

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

Ashland, Ore.-- Firefighters contained a fire that broke out just a mile south of  Mt. Ashland with the help of a  U.S. Forest Service chopper. Gary Smith is a Division Chief and said, "Most likel ...

28 July 2014

I-5 accident driver charged with DUII

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Medford, Ore. --Update 7/29/14 10:45 AM - Oregon State Police say 45-year old Robert Piland was drunk when his vehicle crossed the median on Interstate 5 at milepost 30, causing a head on collisio ...

28 July 2014

Selma fire threatening structures

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Update (7/29 12:20 p.m.): Josephine County Emergency Services says a LEVEL 1 Evacuation is being requested for residents on WildPark Lane near the Reeves Creek Fire. A LEVEL 1 Evacuation means 'be r ...

28 July 2014

Local woman promotes dance in Grants Pass

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- Grants Pass resident Melissa McRobbie is on a mission to bring dance to Grants Pass. McRobbie began a Kickstarter campaign on Monday to raise money for a dance studio in the cit ...

28 July 2014

Dead maple tree in Lithia Plaza causes controversy

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Ashland, Ore. -- Some tree lovers in Ashland are furious over the death of a maple tree in Lithia Plaza and now they're pointing fingers at the city. Brown, dead leaves on a dead red sunset maple tr ...

28 July 2014

Health officials alarmed by STD skyrocketing in Jackson Co.

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- New numbers show one sexually transmitted disease is increasing at an alarming rate in Jackson County. According to public health officials gonorrhea is up nearly 400% in just one y ...

28 July 2014

Klamath Basin cattle industry hit by drought

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

Beatty, Ore. - The Klamath Basin's cattle industry is drying up as the result of continued drought conditions. The water to Eric Duarte's ranch has been shut off. "The 1864 water rights were cut off ...

28 July 2014

Wildfire sparks in hills near Central Point

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Local

Central Point, Ore. -- A wildfire in the hills above Central Point has Oregon Department of Forestry crews in overdrive this morning. Helicopter after helicopter drops water on a fire in the hills a ...

28 July 2014

Medford Police searching for couple using stolen checks

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Medford, Ore. -- Medford Police are looking for 20-year-old Alicia Mather and 23-year-old Timothy Mini. MPD say they were able to identify the two suspects with Facebook tips. Both suspects were cau ...

28 July 2014

Ashland man arrested for assault

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Ashland, Ore. -- 45-year-old Jon Coldwate was arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting a man with a machete in Ashland. 28-year-old Issac Lindsey told police that he and three other people were c ...