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06 May 2015

Josephine County declares a drought emergency

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Josephine County, Ore. -- The Josephine County Board of Commissioners unanimously declared a drought emergency this Wednesday morning. The declaration is now on its way to Salem, where Governor Kat ...

06 May 2015

UPDATE: DA's Office reviewing fatal pedestrian accident at Walmart

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Medford, Ore. -- The District Attorney's office is still reviewing the possibility of filing charges in the death of a Medford man hit and killed in a Walmart parking lot last month. 65-year-old St ...

06 May 2015

Peavin Creek Fire update

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Update (5/7 3:25 p.m.)  Fire fighters are wrapping up work on one of the first wildfires of the year.The Peavine Creek fire started the afternoon of Tuesday, April 5th about 5 miles north of Glenda ...

05 May 2015

Some beards as dirty as toilets

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Ashland, Ore.-- The owners of The Flat Top Barber Shop are used to dealing with beards. And were shocked Tuesday when they heard a new study from a microbiologist in New Mexico revealed something u ...

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

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

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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

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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 ...