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Islamic Activist With Ashland Ties Now Free

A former Ashland arborist whose conviction on money laundering charges linked to an Islamic charity has been overturned is now officially a free man. The Medford Mail Tribune reported Wednesday a judge signed papers last week freeing Pete Seda from home confinement. He was released from a halfway house Aug. 23, when the 9th U.S.Read More »

Police: Attacker Knew Victim, Search Continues

By Jim McCoy Wed 4th September NewsJose Valencia- GaonaMaria Rodriguezstabbing
Medford police say a man hid in the bushes waiting for a 38-year-old woman to return to her apartment and then attacked her, fatally stabbing her. Police Chief Tim George says it was what he called "a targeted attack." The victim was 38-year-old Maria Guadelupe Rodriguez. Witnesses said her assailant caught her from behind Sunday night.Read More »

1 of 4 Large Oregon Wildfires Declared "Contained"

The Douglas Complex of wildfires in southwestern Oregon has been declared contained, although smoke is expected to keep rising until fall rain finally extinguishes the smoldering remains. The Douglas Complex was one of several large fires touched off by lightning on July 26. Fire managers Tuesday night declared it 100 percent contained after growing to more than 76 square miles -Read More »

Legislator Pushing For Marijuana Measure

A House committee chairman says the Oregon Legislature should write its own ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Democratic Rep. Phil Barnhart of Eugene tells The Oregonian that if the Legislature doesn't submit a measure to voters, someone else will.Read More »

News - Oregon Housing Trends

By admin Wed 4th September News
This week's Corelogic report shows stability in the housing markets which is being welcomed among the real estate market in Oregon. The Report shows home prices jumping almost 12 and a half percent in July from a year earlier with prices increasing now 17 months in a row.Read More »
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News - Medford Murder Suspect

By admin Wed 4th September News
Police are looking for a man who stabbed a Medford woman to death at her apartment. The suspect, Jose Valencia Gaona was seen arguing with the victim, Maria Rodriguez Sunday night outside an apartment when she was repeatedly stabbed. Investigators say witnesses tried to intervene, but the man menaced them with the knife before running off.Read More »
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Morning News Update

By admin Wed 4th September News
Stories this update: Syria chemical attacks and what will the US do? Medford Murder suspect Jose Valencia Gaona, Oregon Housing Update, and Whooping Cough Cases
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Evening News Update

By admin Tue 3rd September News
Stories this update: Action Against Syria, Medford Murder Suspect, Fire Update, and a fatal fall.
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Bear Camp Road Re-opening

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd September NewsBear Camp Road
Thanks to improving fire conditions, the US Forest Service is announcing the re-opening of Bear Camp Road. All BLM roads off the Bear Camp Road will remain closed. They advise that should fire conditions worsen, the road that provides a popular route to the coast will be closed once again.

2013 Was Medford's Second Hottest Summer on Record

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd September NewsSouthern Oregon weather
Did it seem hot to you this summer? If you live in the Medford area, there's a good reason for it. For the period running from June 21 to August 31, Medford's average temperature(factoring in day and night)was 75.8 degrees, falling just short of 1967 during the same time, when the average was 76.2. There was a two-week period in July where the daytime high reached 95 degrees or hotter.Read More »

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