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UPDATE: Victim of fatal crash identified

UPDATE (1/30/18 10:30 a.m.)- The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died in a crash on North Foothill Road as Eric William Joyner, 55. Based on evidence from the crash investigation, and information from Joyner’s family, deputies believe …

Man seriously injured in BHO explosion

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A man is in critical condition after a butane honey oil explosion near Grants Pass. Butane honey oil (BHO) is a marijuana derivative that looks like honey or wax. The process of making the BHO results in concentrated …

Butte Creek Mill demolition plans revealed

Eagle Point, Ore.- Thursday marked the first full day of demolition at the Historic Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point. The mill was destroyed by fire on Christmas morning, 2015. Since then, the owners have been raising funds to restore the mill …

Oregon approves ‘FirstNet’ for first responders

Salem, Ore.– The states of Oregon and Washington are opting into a wireless broadband network for first responders. Governor Kate Brown, along with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, announced the decision to provide a telecommunication network for the states’ public safety community. The First …

Controlled burn scheduled near Lower Table Rock

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Visible smoke from a controlled burn near Lower Table Rock is expected early Tuesday morning. The Bureau of Land Management is working with conservation groups to burn slash piles as part of the Table Rocks Oak Climate Adaptation …

Talent woman dies in weekend fire

Talent, Ore.- Talent Fire Department is investigating a fire that claimed the life of a 38-year-old woman late Sunday night. The fire was first reported about 10:15 p.m. at the Totem Pole Trailer Park on South Pacific Highway. Firefighters from Talent, Fire …

Fire leaders reflect on this year’s fire season

Medford, Ore.- The U.S. Forest Service is sharing what it learned during this summer’s rough fire season. This year, more than 252,000 acres were burned in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest area. “Thousands were evacuated from their homes for weeks on end,” …
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