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Body found in Rogue River identified

Gold Hill, Ore.- Investigators with the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office have identified the body found floating Thursday in the Rogue River as Gary Richard Schultz, 64. Schultz had recently been reported missing out of Marysville, Washington. At the time of the report, it was believed he ma

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-16 16:42:01

FBI Looking for Medford Resident Accused of Peddling Meth

Alberto Honojosa pleaded guilty in April of 2016 to charges including the possession of 50 or more grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Hinojosa was set to be sentenced on April 12, 2017. But in January of 2017, Hinojosa took a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada and did not return as planned.

KDRV - 2018-03-16 18:47:00

FBI seeks help in locating wanted Medford fugitive

(FBI) The FBI is currently searching for a wanted fugitive convicted of distributing and possessing Methamphetamine. On April 16, 2016, Alberto Hinojoso of Medford had pleaded guilty to possession and distributing 50 or more grams of Methamphetamine. A judge had set his sentencing date for April 12,

KTVL - 2018-03-16 11:45:17

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Former police officer acquitted in domestic violence trial

A jury found former Rogue River police officer Nathaniel Staller not guilty of fourth-degree assault and harassment on Thursday after a one-day trial. He was accused of injuring his wife, Tonya Staller, in a Sept. 27, 2017, domestic violence incident at their Medford home. He resigned from his Rogu

MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE - 2018-03-16 10:01:00

Dead man found floating in the Rogue River

GOLD HILL, Ore. - A human body was found floating in the Rogue River Thursday. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said just before noon, a citizen reported seeing a body floating in the water near Valley of the Rogue State Park between Foots Creek and Birdseye Creek. Deputies responded, launching a

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-15 23:13:02

Assault suspect taken into custody after SWAT response

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - An assault suspect who evaded capture Thursday is now in police custody. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on March 15 a man was seen fighting a woman while carrying a machete. Witnesses said the woman appeared to be injured and may have had blood on her. The pair

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-16 22:00:23

Local students burned during science experiment

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. - Three middle school students were injured following a science experiment north of Grants Pass. Rural Metro Fire Josephine County said at about 12:50 p.m. on March 13, three students received flash burns during an experiment at Fleming Middle School. The classroom they were i

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-16 22:23:48

Unlicensed curb painting business called out by Medford police

MEDFORD, Ore. - Medford police are warning about a business promising to paint your curb and improve neighborhood safety. Fliers for the business were recently handed out in west Medford. The Medford Police Department said it sounds great, but it's not a legal business. According to MPD, the busines

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-16 01:07:44

Medford City Council looks at proposal for 'Community Livability Unit'

MEDFORD, Ore.- Medford City Council is meeting tonight to hear new ideas and discuss a variety of issues. One topic being discussed is enforcing city code on areas around the Bear Creek Greenway and downtown Medford. One way of doing that is through what's called a Community Livability Unit. It's jo

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-15 23:34:32

After nearly 40 years, Medford Dragstrip finally looking to replace original pavement

President of Medford Dragstrip, Justin Goodlett, holds up a piece of pavement from the track. In 39 years, the pavement has never been replaced, only patched. (KTVL/Mike Marut) Since 1979, people have raced on the Medford Dragstrip as an alternative to racing on the streets of Jackson County - it's

KTVL - 2018-03-15 18:27:30

Butte Falls Charter School Goes into Lockdown, Student Arrested

School officials called 911 after a 13-year-old student armed with "bricks and various tools" threatened staff members. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, most of the incident happened outside, after the school had already gone into lockdown. The student's parents arrived and were


Police: Man burned woman's face

A Central Point man is being held in the Jackson County Jail on $1 million bail after police say he burned a woman's face with a butane torch, sexually assaulted her and attempted to strangle her with a drawstring on his backpack. Jamal William Claybourne, 26, of the 400 block of West Pine Street fa


Man accused of drawing gun in Upper Rogue driver dispute

An Eagle Point man faces felony weapons charges on accusations he drew a possibly loaded handgun and threatened to shoot during a dispute with other drivers in White City. Marcos Steven Lizarazu, 37, is set to make his initial court appearance today on two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon a


Toys R Us Will Close Their Doors Across the U.S.

That's according to a toy industry analyst who spoke to several employees who were on the call Wednesday. Jim Silver, a toy industry expert, says Toys R Us's CEO told employees the plan is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores and after that, it could do a deal with its Canadian operation to run so


Substitute teacher dies at high school near Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Officials say a substitute teacher died before the school day began last week near Medford. The Mail Tribune reported Tuesday that the Southern Oregon Education Service District confirmed the death happened March 9 at Crater High School. Central Point Superintendent Samantha Ste


Police say Medford is a stop on a sex-trafficking circuit

Medford, Ore. - We're learning more about an apparent sex trafficking case in Medford. A man was arrested on trafficking charges Friday after a standoff with police. Investigators say the woman with him may have been trafficked in several states. Detective Jim Williams with Medford Police says there


Medford students opt out of National School Walkout, opt in to discussions

Medford, Ore. - Protests against gun violence were held at an estimated 3,100 schools across the country Wednesday, one month after the shooting in Parkland, Florida. But in Medford, the streets were relatively quiet. But not because the students don't feel passionate about the issue. Despite opting


Crash closes one lane of I-5 south of Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - A crash involving a pickup truck pulling a travel trailer closed one lane of Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 53, south of Grants Pass. The Oregon Department of Transportation was able to reopen the lane by 1:24 p.m. Tuesday. Oregon State Police are investigating the inciden


Medford woman creates 'SurvivorEyes' for cancer patients

Medford, Ore. - A Medford woman is making waves in the world of beauty with a product originally geared toward cancer patients. Lisa Brambilla created SurvivorEyes, an eye brow kit, during her friend's chemotherapy treatment. Years later, her product line has expanded, but the underlying goal of her