recovery

Overcoming addiction: Walk pushes for state action

MEDFORD, Ore. — Nearly one week after Jackson County officials declared a public crisis over the drug epidemic, they’re joining forces with addiction recovery groups. Officials partnered with Oregon Recovers Friday evening and held a “Walk for Recovery” at Hawthorne Park in …

HOPE: OnTrack

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met with a woman who struggled with addiction and homelessness since she was a teenager. At 17, she …

Body found in Illinois River

Illinois Valley, Ore.- Law enforcement agencies were called to the Illinois River Thursday afternoon after a hiker discovered a body. According to the Illinois Valley Fire District, the hiker was walking along the river about five miles from the Snailback Falls trail …

Second body found off Brookings coast

Update (07/25 1:40 p.m.) — The two bodies recovered from the airplane crash near Brookings have been positively identified by police as John and Max Belnap. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Officers said dive crews will continue to search for Ryan Merker as …

Body recovered from Wild Section of the Rogue River

Update (0722 10:10 a.m.) — The Daily Courier reports Josephine County Sheriff’s Dave Daniels said he received word around 4:00 p.m. Thursday that the recovery effort has been successful. Update (07/19 1:45 p.m.) — The Josephine County Sheriff’s Department has identified the …

Possible drowning at Applegate Lake

Update (07/21 10:45 p.m.) — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call today at 4:45 p.m. for a water rescue. When they arrived on scene, they learned that several teenagers were fishing, and then wanted to go swimming. They jumped off the …