05 May 2015

State and Federal lawmakers work toward more oversight in assistance programs

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- NBC5 News first aired the story Monday night about people who may be taking advantage of taxpayer dollars intended to help struggling families.  Now state and federal lawmakers are ...

05 May 2015

Soldiers return to the Rogue Valley after months in Afghanistan

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- After nearly a year in Afghanistan 70 National Guard soldiers returned to the Rogue Valley where they were greeted by loved ones. Medford Patriot Guard and Medford Police escorted t ...

05 May 2015

Photo of vandals caught red-handed at Oregon park has prompted an investigation

Posted in Regional

Bend, Ore. -- An Oregon man's Facebook photo is sparking a movement to find a trio of state park vandal’s. Oregon resident Brett Nelson snapped this shot of three people at Tumalo Falls west of B ...

05 May 2015

Terminal brain cancer survivor beating the odds

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

Klamath Falls, Ore. - May is 'Brain Tumor Awareness Month'. A Klamath Falls woman who has lived with brain cancer for 15 years spoke with NBC2's Lyle Ahrens about what she's doing to spread awarenes ...

05 May 2015

Plan to use human waste as fertilizer has been scrapped

Posted in Local

Sams Valley, Ore. -- The Department of Environmental Quality has confirmed, Clearwater Technologies has pulled their application from a 148 acre parcel that would have been fertilized using class B ...

05 May 2015

Medford man arrested after allegedly stealing officer's wallet

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. --- Medford Police arrested a man they say stole a wallet and used the credit cards inside.James Hale was arrested Monday, May 4th.Police say he used the credit cards at the south Fred ...

05 May 2015

Oath Keepers accuse BLM of breaking laws

Written by Taelor Rian, Posted in Local

Merlin, Ore. -- At a press conference May 5th, 2015, the local chapter of the Oath Keepers, a group who pledges to defend the Constitution, says the Bureau of Land Management is not following fe ...

05 May 2015

Medford Police on the look-out for Cinco de Mayo drunk drivers

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. --- Medford Police say if you plan on celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight, do it safely.The department says they will have extra patrols on duty, looking for drunk drivers.With a number ...

05 May 2015

Oregon Department of Forestry warns about extreme fire season

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. --- Fire agencies are preparing for what could be the third consecutive extreme fire season. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced fire awareness month. They want to remind ...

05 May 2015

Rogue Valley Mall making big changes

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. --- The Rogue Valley Mall has made some big announcements.   Late afternoon on Monday, May 4th, the mall announced Lane Bryant will be starting construction on a new 5,300 square foo ...