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Man cleared of sexual assault charges

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man who stood accused of sexual abuse and rape was cleared of all charges Friday. Derek Michael Stout was facing numerous charges for allegedly sexually and physically assaulting two girls during incidents that reportedly took place in 2015 …

Man found “not guilty” in sexual assault case

Update (06/14/19 1:30 p.m.) – Derek Stout was acquitted of all charges filed in connection with an alleged sexual assault of two girls several years ago. ————————– Original story: MEDFORD, Ore. – The trial began Monday for a Jackson County man who …

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 …