BLM Performing A Prescribed Burn In Southern Oregon Today

If you see smoke coming from the Jacksonville and Applegate valley, rest assured today’s fire was by design. The Bureau of Land Management performed a prescribed burn of 150 acres in the Star Gulch drainage area. Smoke may be seen, but will dissipate throughout the evening. 15 firefighters and an engine are on hand to monitor the burn.Read More »

Police Use Blast, Tear Gas To End Portland Motel Standoff

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd April Newspolice standoffTerry Mortensen
After a four-hour standoff, police have used an explosive charge and tear gas to flush a man wanted for parole violations from a southeast Portland motel room. Police said the man was wanted for violating parole in a 1977 Nevada homicide and in a 2003 assault in Washington state. He was identified as 57-year-old Terry Glenn Mortensen.Read More »

One Bank Heist Suspect Arrested, Another Sought In Grants Pass

A suspect in the robberies of four Josephine County banks has been arrested. 53-year old John Edward Perdue was apprehended Thursday evening, not long after detectives spotted him in a vehicle in the 800 block of NE Victoria Street. After obtaining a warrant, police surrounded an apartment Perdue entered and arrested him at gun point.Read More »

Wyden To Visit Medford, Tout Benefits of Natural Gas

Oregon senior Senator Ron Wyden will be conducting a news conference Sunday morning to promote what his office says are the economic and environmental benefits of declining natural gas prices. Wyden will talk about how the fuel emits less carbon emissions, resulting in cleaner are and reducing operation costs for government entities and private business.Read More »

Sheriff: Missing Teen Was Hallucinating While Making His Last Call

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th April NewsDustin Selfmissing teen
The sheriff heading up the search for a young Oklahoma man missing in the wilds of southeastern Oregon says the young man was hallucinating the last time he telephoned his family. He also said he was seeing plants coming out of the ground and running in a call to his girlfriend. Nineteen-year-old Dustin Self has been missing a month since setting out from his family home outside Read More »

Two Drug Traffickers Arrested On The Same Bus

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th April NewsdrugsMADGE
The Medford drug squad regularly busts traffickers taking buses on Interstate 5 through Southern Oregon. But they say arresting two suspects with separate sizeable shipments on the same bus was startling. Lt. Brett Johnson tells the Medford Mail Tribune there's no evidence that two men who got on the bus in California were working together.Read More »

Senators Urge Environmental Protection for Two Southern Oregon Creeks

Two southern Oregon creeks are being placed on the "Most Endangered Creeks" list, according to a press release from Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden. The group "American Rivers" says the creeks are being harmed by mining. Wyden and fellow Oregon Sen.Read More »

Medford Traffic Stop Results In Numerous Drug Charges

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th April Newsdrug arrestRobert Hampton
While making a traffic stop in Medford due to a problem with a vehicle license plate, a Jackson County Sheriff's deputy discovered drugs, drug packaging materials and cash. 28- year old Robert Hampton was arrested on Wednesday, just after midnight, near the intersection of Highway 238 and North Ross Lane. Hampton already had warrants out for his arrest.Read More »

Cave Junction Sawmill Announces Closure

The owners of Rough & Ready Lumber Co.Read More »

Man Uses Car, Bicycle & Feet To Try To Flee Police in Medford Chase

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th April NewschaseOregon State Police
A Washington state man attempted to evade police in southwest Oregon using a car, a bicycle and his feet.Read More »


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