Breaking News from Medford OR

Find the latest Medford OR News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

The Pledge: Kids Unlimited, Medford

Speech to Text for The Pledge: Kids Unlimited, Medford. Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.


Celebration of life scheduled for fallen ski patrol member

ASHLAND, Ore. – People are being encouraged to gather together next Wednesday to celebrate the life of a ski patrol member who died on Mt. Ashland. On February 16, 23-year-old Patrick Likeke Walker was skiing on the mountain with three other ski patrol members when he went into a tree well—a loose a


Best Bets: Five picks for this weekend

Jen Ambrose, Alissa Weaver and Rick Millward will perform original songs, accompany each other and create an up-close-and-personal experience of how songwriters create music, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3283 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See roxyann.com or call


New rape charges against Sams Valley man

Jackson County, Ore — A Sams Valley man accused of raping two women was back in court today. Now facing new charges after an additional victim has come forward. Derek Stout is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in 2016 and pointing a gun at another.


Wisconsin Man Sentenced for Tax Fraud Scheme Exposed by Medford Resident

EUGENE, Ore. — A 62-year-old Wisconsin man has been sentenced to four years, nine months in prison and ordered to pay more than $400,000 in restitution for his part in a Nigerian tax fraud scheme that drew attention from federal investigators after a victim in Medford reported it.


Emergency services, Feb. 21

Forgery — Mickey Coy Estep, 40, no known address. Medford police arrested Estep Tuesday on felony charges of first-degree possessing a forged instrument and possessing methamphetamine, and for violating his parole on a prior first-degree burglary conviction. He was booked in the Jackson County Jail


Medford superintendent is heading to Georgia

MEDFORD -- After five years at the helm of Jackson County's largest school district, Brian Shumate is leaving town. The School Board of the Troup County School System in Georgia unanimously selected the Medford School District superintendent for its top position Thursday during an evening board meet


Things To Do: Feb. 22 - March 1

Perry Road: Guitarist Erica Flynn, bassist Mike Plane, guitarist Aj Monaco and drummer Randy Schoenauer will play rock and country at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.


Oregon governor calls automatic voter registration a 'phenomenal success'

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that switching to a system of automatically registering voters has been a “phenomenal success” in her state, diversifying the electorate there and increasing registration among minorities, and less urban and less wealthy voters.


Heavy snow predicted for Oregon highways

BEND, Oregon — Weather forecasters are predicting tougher than normal driving conditions across central and northern Oregon highways between now and Tuesday, February 26. Central Oregon is currently predicted to receive the greater snowfall, but Interstate 84 through the Columbia Gorge is also expec



February 22, 2019 4:10 a.m. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Medford have issued a Flood Potential Outlook for a wide area in the region, including in Douglas County.


Police: Man Broke in, Sexually Assaulted Grants Pass Woman

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man believed to have broken into a Grants Pass woman's apartment and sexually assaulted her on Friday, just before 1 a.m.


Free Blood Pressure Checks in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. — The American Heart Association is offering free blood pressure checks in Jackson county this week. This Sunday, February 24th, they will be at Shepherd of the Valley Church on 600 Beebe Rd., Central Point, OR., from 9:30am to 2:30pm.


Oregon Coquille Tribe Snaps Up More Acreage for Second Casino, But Must Await DOI Approval

The Coquille tribe in Oregon awaits a federal ruling on whether a 2.42-acre site is part of its reservation, a determination that will decide whether or not it can open a second casino.


They Came, They Saw: 'Timber' Tina and Lumberjills Roll into Town

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sawing logs isn't just for bearded lumberjacks — at the Sportsmen's & Outdoor Recreation Show, 'Timber' Tina Scheer and the Lumberjills aim to show off their professional chops.


Middle school student expereinces racist bullying

MEDFORD, Ore. — McLoughlin seventh grader Saja Stone has faced challenges in the classroom beyond the typical demands of middle school. "These boys came up to me and were laughing at me and saying, 'you're blacker than your phone, and you're overcooked Top Ramen, and you're ugly'," Saja said.


Radiothon raises big money for Children’s Hospital with help from local girls

Medford, Ore — Every year the St. Jude Children’s Hospital receives a boost from a local Radiothon and it’s volunteers. Part of that boost comes from a pair of sisters who were inspired to donate their birthday money.


Dual Language Program ready to begin Fall 2019

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson Elementary is scheduled to be the first school within the Medford School District to incorporate a dual language program. They plan to slowly roll out the program by introducing it at a kindergarten level. Parents will have the opportunity to voluntarily enroll their children


Medford Police Looking For Credit Card Fraud Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Medford police are asking for the public's help in finding a male suspect responsible for fraudulently using credit cards at multiple locations around the city.


Oregon has third most open missing persons cases in US, study says

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A recent study ranked Oregon as the third highest state for open missing persons cases, and Sgt. Dave Lewis of Springfield police says he's not surprised. Lewis said he attributes this to the mental health crisis in Springfield and homelessness.