News - 'Fill The Truck' Drive - 10 Dec 12

By admin Mon 10th December News
The Salvation Army has teamed up with Walmart to help boost the number of toys for kids this Christmas Season. For several years the Salvation Army has had their familiar Kettle Drive outside the entrances of Walmart's to collect cash. This year they're also collecting toys that customers have purchased to donate as well.Read More »
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Medford Police Roll Out New SWAT Truck

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th December NewsMedford Police
Medford police have a new SWAT truck that will stop a .50-caliber bullet. Police Chief Tim George told the Mail Tribune the $260,000 vehicle was paid for with savings on equipment repairs, fuel and other services. The truck is built on a Ford F-550 chassis, holds up to 10 officers, and has a revolving gun turret on the roof and gun portals in the sides. City Councilor John Michaels jokeRead More »

Early Friday Crash Hospitalizes Two, Jails One

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th December NewsRyan Posadavehicle crash
A single car crash near Ashland at the intersection of Eagle Mill Road and Butler Creek Road at 1:37 a.m. sent two of the car’s occupants to the hospital and one to jail. 26-year old Daniel Johnson of Medford, a backseat passenger, suffered extensive injuries. 24-year old Alisha Frazier rode in the front and suffered minor injuries.Read More »

Local Wal-Mart Stores Hosts "Fill The Truck" Drive With Salvation Army

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th December NewsChristmas givingSalvation ArmyWal-Mart
Wal-Mart and Salvation Army are teaming up Saturday to “Fill The Truck” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wal-Mart’s Medford and Eagle Point stores. The public is invited to join in the campaign to fill trucks with toys and coats for needy kids in our local community. A list of suggested items will be provided shoppers.Read More »

Gillnet Fishing Ban Weighed By ODFW

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th December NewsfishingODFW
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal to ban commercial fishing with gillnets on the main stem of the lower Columbia River. The commission will hear public testimony before voting on Friday in Portland.Read More »

Elderly Medford Man Missing

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th December NewsmissingTruman Tollefson
The search is on for an 87-year old Medford man. The family of Truman Tollefson says he left home yesterday at 5 p.m. to run errands and never returned. His family says Tollefson has memory loss issues. He’s 5-foot-11, and 135 pounds with thinning grey hair and eyeglasses. His car is a heavily oxidized silver 1981 Buick Century. Please call Medford Police if you see him.

Police Looking For Grants Pass Shooting Suspect

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th December NewsEric Dextershooting
Police are looking for the shooter of a man in Grants Pass at 9 a.m. this morning. It occurred in a neighborhood near Northwest “C” Street. The victim, 25-year old Eric Dexter, is in Three Rivers Grants Pass Medical Center. There are no details on Dexter’s condition, nor a description of the shooting suspect.

Early Education Grant Headed For Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th December NewsEducationGov. John Kitzhaber
The Obama Administration has awarded Oregon a $20 million grant for the state's effort to improve early-childhood education. Gov. John Kitzhaber's office announced the grant on Thursday. It will be used to improve training for preschool teachers and to measure the effectiveness of programs that are supposed to prepare children for kindergarten.Read More »

Mount Ashland Opens

By theDove TV Thu 6th December News
It's time to hit the slopes at Mount Ashland. The ski season officially opens today with a snow base of 27-inches and 55-inches at the top. Workers have been putting last minute final touches at the lodge and on the slopes for skiers coming for the season.Read More »
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Medford CNG Station

By theDove TV Thu 6th December News
A commitment to alternative energy in southern Oregon is being seen in the opening of the largest compressed natural gas station in Oregon. A four pump station at the Rogue Valley Transportation Center will be used not only for city vehicles running on CNG, but also for private cars that have been adapted to run on natural gas.Read More »
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