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22 February 2013

Officials Search For Suspect in Grants Pass Bank Robbery

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Officials in Josephine County are searching for a suspect involved in a Grants Pass bank robbery.Just before 2:30 Thursday afternoon, officials say a man walked into the Umpqua Bank on Williams high ...

21 February 2013

Swat Teams Called In After Man Shoots At Neighbors

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

Some tense moments for the Jackson County Sheriff's Department Thursday morning after police say a man opened fire and tried to shoot his neighbors. Around 10:15 am a resident on the 67-hundred blo ...

21 February 2013

Revised Cherry Creek Plan Approved

Written by Craig Smullin, Posted in Local

The controversy surrounding the proposed low income Cherry Creek apartment project in East Medford is over... after the Medford City Council voted 5 to 1 to support a compromise with the Jackson Cou ...

21 February 2013

Comments Sought on Sucker Fish Conservation Plan

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

Conflict between endangered sucker fish and two small hydroelectric plants on the Link River triggered dispute at a meeting in Klamath Falls Wednesday evening... It's estimated that over one million ...

21 February 2013

Social Media Bill Will Prevent Social Media Password Requirements

Posted in Local

A bill preventing employers from asking for your social media passwords appears to have unanimous support. House bill 2654 was heard yesterday. The bill prohibits educators and employers from makin ...

21 February 2013

South Umpqua School District Put On Lock Down After Social Media Threats

Posted in Local

An entire Southern Oregon school district is put on lock down, after police discover multiple threats posted on a facebook page.   Police arrested 22 year old Wesley Snyder on Wednesday, after thre ...

21 February 2013

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters Breaks Down What's Behind Looming Layoffs

Posted in Local

Major cuts to local law enforcement as the Jackson County Sheriff's Department hands out 66 pink slips, cutting  roughly a third of their department.  NBC5's Laura Cavanaugh reports.   More than ...

20 February 2013

Discovery Channel's "Weed Country"

Posted in Local, Politics, Regional, Entertainment

From the Discovery Channel producers of the popular TV series "Gold Rush", "Deadliest Catch", "American Choppers" and "Dirty Jobs", comes a new series called "Weed Country." It takes place in Northe ...

20 February 2013

Deputy Layoffs Worrisome for Some Small Communities

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Kevin Fitzsimmons who is dad to 8-month old Chloe and is also a resident in Gold Hill, said he's not happy about the 66 possible layoffs at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. "I think they're a ne ...

20 February 2013

Fiscal Squeeze Forcing JACO Sheriff Layoffs

Written by Craig Smullin, Posted in Local

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department has confirmed they have handed out pink slips to 66 employees... roughly a third of the department... as they negotiate a new contract with their union. The C ...