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New fire breaks out in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.— A new fire in a rural part of Jackson County broke out around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon. The Neil Rock fire is in Sams Valley near Ramsey Canyon. Oregon Department of Forestry officials say they first noticed smoke from the …

Evacuations for Ramsey Canyon fire

UPDATE 10:00 p.m. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has upgraded the following area to a Level 3 “GO” evacuation notice: Ramsey Rd., beginning at the address 13469 and proceeding north to the Meadows Rd. intersection. Meadows Rd, proceeding south from East Evans to …

Missing woman, daughters found safe

SAMS VALLEY, Ore. – Tanda Christiansen and her two daughters were found Thursday afternoon approximately two miles from their home. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said at about 10:00 a.m. on August 7, 28-year-old Tanda Christiansen and her two daughters, ages 6 …

Murder suspect appeared in court for first time

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County sheriff’s office says Kevin Hicks murdered his estranged wife in Sams Valley Saturday afternoon.  On Monday, he faced a judge for the first time. Hicks was arraigned on several charges including murder and assault this afternoon.  …

Trailer Fire Death Deemed a Homicide

SAMS VALLEY, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office detectives say the death at the scene of Saturday’s trailer fire was a homicide. The suspect is in jail, accused of murdering his estranged wife and burning her body. On June 30, 2018, at …