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

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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

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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

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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 ...

05 May 2015

Avista looking to raise prices for natural gas users

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Medford, Ore. --- If you use natural gas, you may soon be shelling out more money.According to the Satellite PR News, Avista Utilities is seeking a rate increase. Costumers would see their bill go u ...

04 May 2015

Haggen takes over Grants Pass Albertsons

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- Big changes for grocery shoppers in the Rogue Valley as two Albertsons get a makeover by new owner Haggen. The Washington based company is converting the stores on NE Beacon Dr ...

04 May 2015

Allegations of abuse in program designed to help struggling families

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Medford, Ore. -- It's a story you'll only see on NBC5 News. Long-time grocery store workers called our attention to alleged abuse of taxpayer money intended to help those who are struggling. We're l ...

04 May 2015

Oregon bill passes expanding background checks for gun sales

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Salem, Ore. --  Background checks to own firearms will expand, Oregon lawmakers made the decision late this afternoon, a ruling that many Southern Oregon lawmakers and sheriff's are not happy about ...

04 May 2015

Redwood Elementary reopens after Norovirus outbreak

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Grants Pass, Ore. -- Redwood Elementary School in Grants Pass reopened today after a Norovirus outbreak. The school district tells NBC5 News that an unusually high number of the students and staff ...

04 May 2015

'E-Court' upgrade for Klamath County courts

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

Klamath Falls, Ore. - The Klamath County courts are upgrading their computer system. The 'Odyssey', or 'E-Court' system replaces a program that's been in place for 25 years. However, Trial Court Ad ...