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News in Jackson County, Oregon
TOP NEWS APRIL 17
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:22:49 -0700
INVESTIGATION INTO JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF HOPEFUL A candidate running for Jackson County sheriff speaks out during an investigation by the Department of Justice. Bob Sergi is accused of using addresses from an employees' roster to get campaign funds. ...
Immigration holding rules changing in Oregon
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:37:55 -0700
By Caitlin Conrad/KTVL.com MEDFORD, Ore -- On Wednesday the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office announced it's suspending the use of I-247 detainers, and Jackson County could be next. A form Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, agents can use to request a hold on undocumented immigrants in county jails, past the time they are scheduled to be released. ...
Oregon Debates GMOs (Again!)
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:57:18 -0700
A while back, Oregon looked at becoming the first state in the nation to require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. Fortunately, the measure was voted dead 71 to 29, and many predicted that the issue would never rise again. However, now a new anti-GMO measure has popped up in “The Beaver State”. A group of local farmers has been successfully able to get a GMO ...
Oregon Trout Season Officially Begins
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:46:10 -0700
MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting next week, trout season will begin for many Oregon anglers with the opening of several popular fisheries. On Saturday, April 26, hundreds of miles of rivers and streams and many lakes will open around the state for trout fishing. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says while many lakes and … Continue reading »
Child Abuse Awareness in Southern Oregon
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:00:58 -0700
MEDFORD, Ore. — The Child Abuse Network, known as “CAN”, is hoping to raise awareness about the realities and prevalence of child abuse in southern Oregon. Today, people gathered in Alba Park for the 6th annual event that shares personal stories from local victims as a way to raise awareness. 565 pennies were placed along … Continue reading »
Earthquake Forum Prepares Residents
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:01:30 -0700
MEDFORD, Ore. — Experts say a major earthquake could cripple southern Oregon, so they want people to begin preparing now, in case the big one hits in the near future. Jackson County Emergency Management hosted an earthquake preparedness event Thursday afternoon. The event showed visitors the kind of damage that could happen during a large … Continue reading »
Oregon Trails: State’s Johnny Appleseed
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:31:06 -0700
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– National Arbor is on April 25th, but several states around the country celebrate on various days this month; this includes Southern Oregon. Oregon designated the second week of April for its Arbor Day celebrations. In honor of the emphasis Arbor Week places on planting and nourishing trees, Oregon Trails looks back at … Continue reading »
Lt. Sergi Speaks Out on Investigation
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:49:02 -0700
MEDFORD, Ore. — A candidate running for Jackson County Sheriff is speaking out on the current investigation against him. Lieutenant Bob Sergi released a statement on Thursday about the current criminal investigation by the Oregon Department Of Justice into his election campaign. In the statement, Sergi says he has been accused of using addresses from … Continue reading »
Flashing Headlights Ruled Free Speech
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:38:56 -0700
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– A Southern Oregon judge ruled that flashing headlights at drivers to warn of an oncoming police car is protected as free speech. The ruling filed March 26th at the Jackson County Justice Court states that the act is covered under the Oregon Constitution. This stems from a case against truck driver, Christopher Hill, who was … Continue reading »
Hoping to raise big bucks with a hot car
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:37:48 -0700
By Justin Matthews/KTVL.com MEDFORD, Ore.- Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA, of Jackson County is raffling off a 1971 SS Chevelle in November to raise funds. One raffle ticket for $10.00, or 11 tickets for $100.00, can be purchased by anyone in Oregon. ...