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News in Jackson County, Oregon

Convicted Oregon bomber sentenced to 15 years in federal prison
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:57:02 -0700

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A man convicted of bombing an Oregon district attorney's office last year in a bid to delay his prosecution on unrelated burglary charges was sentenced on Monday to 15 years in federal prison. Alan Leroy McVay, 47, of Medford, Oregon, was sentenced after pleading guilty to malicious destruction of property by explosion for the bombing last fall of the ...

Jackson County Adding Security and Hoping to Upgrade D.A. Building ASAP
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:08:57 -0700

By Aaron Nilsson/KTVL.comMEDFORD, Ore. -- After an attempted bombing last year at the district attorney's office, Jackson County is re-evaluating security "You'd have to live in a bubble to be completely secure, but you don't want to go there," Don Skundrick said. ...

More thunder, lightning complicate NW wildfires
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:00:14 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to help local fire crews battle a new wildfire that is threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon's Jackson County.

Telling the difference between a real police car and an impostor
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:28:18 -0700

Grants Pass, Ore. -- Just this week a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle clocking speeds of 90-101 on I-5 in Grants Pass. It turned out to be a private security vehicle, but who could tell? Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau says it's common to encounter a vehicle with the looks of an official cop car but says impersonations are rare, however, they do happen, "in the 1990's we ...

Storms complicate Western firefighting efforts
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:26:58 -0700

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to help local fire crews battle a new wildfire that is threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon's Jackson County.

More thunder, lightning, wind complicate Western wildfire picture
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:25:24 -0700

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to help local fire crews battle a new wildfire that is threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon's Jackson County.

Oregon Gulch Fire Grows
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 08:05:49 -0700

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says people who live along Highway 66 near Ashland should be ready to evacuate because of a wildfire.

Mom Arrested, Child Returned to Dad
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:12:01 -0700

MEDFORD, Ore. – After being missing for nearly a year, a little boy is being reunited with his dad. U.S. Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff’s Officers, Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Human Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives all worked together to arrest the woman. Police have been looking for 31 … Continue reading »

Beaver Complex Fire evening update
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:08:45 -0700

Current Situation: Oregon Gulch FireFire personnel made excellent progress on the fire. Fire spread was minimal. Firefighters have started line construction on the northeast side of the fire and are working their way from the Jackson/Klamath County line towards the Oregon-California border. ...

Beaver Complex Fire Update Aug 7
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:53:47 -0700

Southwest Oregon District Beaver Complex Fire Location: East of Ashland, Ore. with various incidents throughout Jackson and Siskiyou counties Cause: Lightning Size: 35,074 acres (decreased from 36,000 due to better mapping) Containment: 42 percent --- Up 7 percent from Aug 6 Evacuations: Jackson County  Addresses from the 6,000 block on COPCO ROAD and south to the Oregon border will remain at a ...