Merlin

Child hit by car, driver ruled not at-fault

MERLIN, Ore.– An eight-year-old boy from Merlin is in the hospital Thursday after being hit by a car. Witnesses at the scene said the school bus dropped off the boy on Pleasant Valley Road near Peach Street Wednesday afternoon. As it started …

Wildlife Images burglarized

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A local wildlife rehabilitation facility was burglarized overnight. Wildlife Images said it appears someone opened a window—which may have gone accidentally unlatched—and entered their facility sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The area burglarized was the J. …

Homeless kids receive help from Merlin woman

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — A Merlin woman is taking matters into her own hands after learning about a family in need. Iris McFarland was browsing Facebook when she came across a post about a family living on the streets.  She eventually found …

Firefighters fight fires and fatigue

MERLIN, Ore.– The beginning of September will mark more than Labor Day. In what has been a hazardous summer in terms of smoke and wildfires, this week will mark the third month of fire season for southern Oregon and northern California after …