News - School/Church Partnership - 20 Dec 2012

By admin Fri 21st December News
A partnership between a public school and an Oregon Church will be helping hundreds of families with needed food this Christmas. The 'Night Of Giving' has resulted in 400 food bags for families whose children attend Roosevelt School in Medford.Read More »
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BREAKING NEWS: Truck Traffic Headed Towards California on I-5 Stopped

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December Newsroad conditionsweather
This notice came in from the Southwest Division of ODT: "Due to severe winter weather in northern California between Yreka and Redding, all commerical trucks are being stopped at Ashland (exit 11). The Jackson County Expo is being opened at Central Point (exit 33) for overflow truck traffic.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS (12:59 pm): Rogue River School District Closing For Afternoon

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December Newsschool closures
Rogue River School District has closed their schools this afternoon due to the inclement weather conditions. Buses began picking up students at Rogue River Junior/Senior High School at 12:45PM and then continue on to Rogue River Elementary School to pick up those students and then take them home. Please call 541-582-3235 for additional information.

Union, School Board Approve Collective Bargaining Agreement for Classified Employees

The Medford School Board and union members have voted to approve a two year collective bargaining agreement for classified employees. A district press release says the agreement "fits within budget resources and preserves jobs." Under the new agreement, most employees will receive an 8-percent raise, and will contribute a fixed amount towards health insurance coverage.Read More »

Roseburg Police Connect Stand-off with Slaying

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December NewsJonathan Lackeypolice standoffRoseburg police
Police say a man who traded shots with officers at a Roseburg motel is connected to the death of a 71-year-old man whose body was found inside his burned-out house. Investigators said Wednesday that they were going to the motel to question 23-year-old Jonathan Lackey about the death of Richard Casebeer when Lackey opened fire with a pistol. Casebeer's sister-in-law told the Roseburg News-RRead More »

Morning Fire Quickly Extinguished at Erickson Air Crane

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December NewsErickson Air Cranefire
Firefighters from Jackson County Fire District Three and Medford Fire and Rescue quickly put down a fire reported at 4:40 a.m. today at Erickson Air Crane. Security personnel were the only employees at the scene at the time of its start and made the emergency call. Crews are saying the blaze started when an air compressor caught fire. Firefighters are investigating the cause.Read More »

Ashland Plaza Fire Setter Sentenced To State Hospital

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December NewsarsonAshland newsRaymond Wilson
A homeless man who said his medication for schizophrenia had been stolen from his backpack has been sentenced to the State Hospital for setting a fire that damaged businesses in the Ashland Plaza. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports that 37-year-old Raymond Lee Wilson was found guilty except for insanity on a charge of arson. Investigators said Wilson set fire to a trash can next to one busiRead More »

UPDATED: School Closures & Delays (7:44 am)

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th December Newsschool closures
SCHOOL CLOSURES/DELAYS (7:43 am) Closures Ashland School District Rogue River Elementary & Rogue Jr.Sr. High School Central Point School District 6 Eagle Point School District 9 Three Rivers School District Medford School District 549c Sunny Wolf Charter School New Hope Christian School Glendale Morning Kindergarten St.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS (5:23 am) School Closures and Delays

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th December Newsschool closures
Due to overnight and morning snows, school districts around the region are announcing closures and delays. Here's what we know so far.... CLOSED Rogue River Elementary and Jr. Sr.Read More »

Four Stranded Workers May Be Stuck On Steens One More Night

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th December NewsSteens Mountainstranded workers
Four construction workers stranded by a storm on Steens Mountain in southeast Oregon may have to spend another night there. Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup says they're safe, and conditions are too treacherous to send up a rescue team or to deploy a National Guard helicopter.Read More »


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