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News in Jackson County, Oregon
Gang Member Returns to Jail
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:17:09 -0700
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s service took Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Marquez (19), from Medford, into custody following a traffic stop. Gonzalez-Marquez absconded from MacLaren Youth Correctional transitional program in Junction City, Oregon. Gonzalez-Marquez was originally sentenced as a juvenile for his involvement in the 2009 stabbing death of ...
Teen leaves youth authority home in Junction City, caught with meth in Medford
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:34:09 -0700
A teenage gang member involved in a murder left a youth authorities in Junction City and now faces drug charges after being caught in Medford a week later, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said.
Events in YOUR town
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:34:59 -0700
Harvest Festival CENTRAL POINT -- You might want to check out the Southern Oregon Harvest Festival and Brew Fest at the Jackson County Expo this weekend. Admission is free. You can do everything from a pie eating contest to a grape stomp championship or you can come and taste all the items in the red chili, chicken wings, and BBQ cook off. ...
M.A.D.G.E. cleans up drug house in West Medford
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:04:26 -0700
By Molly Trotter/KTVL.COM MEDFORD, Ore. -- A west Medford street... known for its drug activity... where police say some were dealing large amounts of meth and heroin. "These are our number one and number two threats in the state of Oregon and Jackson County," said Lt. ...
Cascadia Subduction Zone Playbook Announced for the State to Better Prepare for Earthquake and Tsunami
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:19:40 -0700
By Aaron Nilsson/KTVL.com JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. -- The state of Oregon now has a plan to deal with a major national disaster like an earthquake or tsunami. Governor Kitzhaber and Major General Hokanson announced the playbook Tuesday. "Instead of shaking for 15-20 seconds, it may be five or 8 minutes. ...
Special agent busts illegal marijuana grow
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19:19:15 -0700
By Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.-Two men were indicted in relation to an illegal grow of thousands of marijuana plants in rural Jackson County. According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Justice released Friday, Humberto Salgado-Salgado and Juan Albert Lopez-Moroyoqui were charged with conspiracy and manufacturing of marijuana. ...
Smoke investigation calls on the rise
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:04:15 -0700
Justin Matthews/KTVL.com TALENT, Ore.- Local fire agencies received a high amount of smoke investigation calls Saturday, because of the smokey skies. Jackson County Fire District 5 reports an average of one to two smoke investigation calls during summer months, but received five calls on Saturday. ...
In wage growth, Jackson County overtakes Washington County: report
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:38:53 -0700
Although Jackson County wages expanded at the fastest rate statewide, they remain the lowest among Oregon's six most-populous counties.
Jackson County's fast wage growth; demolition rules proposed in Portland; iPhone lines: business news briefing
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:17:07 -0700
Here are the Oregon business headlines you need to see before you start your day.
Group to Build Vietnam Wall Replica
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:45:33 -0700
MEDFORD, Ore. — A group supporting local veterans says it is planning to build a permanent replica of the Vietnam Wall in Jackson County. The president of the Southern Oregon Veterans Benefit group says he’s working with the city of Medford to find a place for the wall. It would be 250 feet long and … Continue reading »