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Police Investigating Drive-By Shooting In Medford

Medford Police are continuing their investigation of an alleged drive-by shooting on Benson Street near Dakota Avenue. Police received the call Tuesday night at 8:17 p.m. The suspects were gone when police arrived. Witnesses reported the suspects arrived in a vehicle, stopped, and fired three shots before leaving in the same vehicle. Bullet casings were recovered.Read More »

Oregon Leads Nation In Immunization Exemptions For Kindergartners

The Oregon Pediatric Society reports the state leads the nation in immunization exemptions for kindergartners at 6.4 percent. Some parents cite concerns about side effects as one reason they will not immunize their child.Read More »

Drought May Produce Water Shutoff To Klamath Basin Farms

With drought looming, the state of Oregon is preparing for the likelihood it will have to shut off irrigation to many of the 200 farms and ranches in the upper Klamath Basin as the Klamath Tribes take control of senior water rights in the region for the first time in a century. Representatives of the governor's office have been making regular visits to Klamath County to brief local officiRead More »

Missing Persons Case In Cleveland Gives Kaine Horman Hope

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th May NewsKyron Hormanmissing person
The discovery of three abducted women in Ohio gives hope to the father of Kyron Horman who disappeared nearly three years ago in Portland when he was 7 years old. Kaine Horman says the Cleveland rescue reaffirms his belief that his son is out there and will come home. KATU reports there are 41 missing children in Oregon, according to state police.

Western US Red Hot In Real Estate

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th May Newsreal estate
A survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006. Core Logic, a real estate data provider, said annual home prices have now increased for 13 straight months. Prices are rising in part because more buyers are bidding on a limited supply of homes for sale.Read More »

Over 2,600 Shady Cove Area Residents Without Power, Lightning Blamed

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th May NewsPacific Powerpower outage
A lightning strike around 10 p.m. Monday night resulted in the loss of power to 2,650 Pacific Power customers in the Shady Cove area and the closure today of Shady Cove School. The strike hit two distribution lines near Lost Creek Lake. Power is expected to be restored to all but 82 customers in the Lewis Road area, east of Stewart State Park this morning.Read More »

Report: Over Half of Last Weekend's Fires Human Caused, Greater Caution Urged

Fire officials are urging greater care by rural landowners with burn piles. Of the 65 Oregon wildfires that burned over the weekend, 36 were human caused. Some lands have already been closed to burning.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Formally Opposes Proposed Casino

Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's against a proposed tribal casino in Medford. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that Kitzhaber told the U.S.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Power Outage Closes A School in Shady Cove

Thunder storm activity has created a power outage in the Shady Cove area, prompting a school closure. Eagle Point School District 9 has notified the media that Shady Cove School has switched from a 2-hour delay to a full day closure. We will keep you posted if that closure extends into tomorrow.

Bigger, Faster Planes Added to Firefighter Fleet

The U.S. Forest Service is gearing up for a tough wildfire season by adding to its large air tanker fleet seven planes that fly faster and will drop a bigger payload of fire retardant than in the past.Read More »

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