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News in Jackson County, Oregon
Mussel Harvest Closure Shellfish toxin discovered in Southern Oregon
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:07:48 -0800
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The South Oregon Coast has been closed to mussel harvesting after shellfish were discovered with toxins that could be deadly. The discovery of paralytic shellfish poisoning forced the closure of recreational mussel harvesting from Cape Arago in Coos County to the California border. ...
Rainstorm helps anglers
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:02:28 -0800
By Ashley Carrasco / KTVL.COM Jackson County - Fishermen have been left high and dry these last few months. This winter is shaping out to be one of the driest winters in West Coast history but there is some good news. With the latest rain storm, the steelhead, one of Oregon's most popular fish, has made its way into the area. ...
Officer involved shooting is under investigation
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:37:48 -0800
By Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com MEDFORD, Ore.-The Jackson County District Attorney's Office Thursday afternoon's officer involved shooting was under investigation. Jackson County District Attorney, Beth Heckert, said her office followed protocol in place since the 90s to deal with Thursday's officer involved shooting. ...
Wolf Creek man arrested after 5-hour manhunt
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:07:48 -0800
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Police arrested a 43-year-old man on charges he was involved in $250,000 worth of damage to mountaintop communication towers in southern Oregon. Ian Anthony Fleming of Wolf Creek was indicted by a Jackson County grand jury on charges of burglary and aggravated theft. ...
Veterans Affairs battles virus outbreak
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 20:07:59 -0800
By Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.-Employees at Veterans Affairs in White City were trying to clean up after a norovirus outbreak. Infection Preventionist, Susan Thurston, said it started last Saturday afternoon, when a few veterans showed symptoms. ...
Jackson County's gang perception
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:07:49 -0800
By David De Rurange/KTVL.com MEDFORD, Ore. -- A gang study of Jackson County is about to be released. It shows Jackson County's perception of gangs. Wednesday morning, leaders from a gang task force shared insight into the survey. The initial draft shows 68 percent of the county say there's a gang problem. ...
Stephanie Warner missing for 8 months now
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 22:57:42 -0800
Ruch , Ore.--The family of a Ruch woman who has been missing for eight months now said they're not giving up hope. Stephanie Warner was last seen walking in the Ashland Fourth of July Parade. S o far the Jackson County Sherrif's Office have named Stephanie Warner's boyfriend, Lennie Ames a person of interest. But detectives say they haven't found any new evidence. Two months ago Ames and his son ...
Hundreds Cheer for Monster Trucks
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:12:45 -0800
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — All the excitement, noise and power of the monster truck comes to Southern Oregon. The Monster X Tours put on two shows in Central Point at the Jackson County Expo on Saturday. The Central Point-based tour travels all over, even to other continents for races. It visits countries like Russia and … Continue reading »
Grants Pass assault suspect arrested
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:53:53 -0800
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A Grants Pass man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was beaten with a crowbar in Grants Pass last night, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Ronald Franchi, 74, was allegedly beaten by his neighbor, 36-year-old Jack Porter with a crowbar, according to the sheriff's office. ...
Dagoba named Oregon's best small company to work for
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:15:53 -0800
Dagoba Chocolate of Ashland has been named the top small company to work for in Oregon.