PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A body has been found in the Oregon home of Dennis Day, an original member of Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club" who has been reported missing since July.
Reintroduced California condors could reach Oregon
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A plan to reintroduce the California condor to the Redwood National Forest could mean the giant raptors will eventually repopulate Oregon's Rogue Valley as well, a newspaper...
Teen girl gets 25 years for role in father’s slaying
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Medford teenager has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for her role in the 2017 killing of her father.
The Mail Tribune reports 17-year-old Ellen Friar was sentence...
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teen in 2004 and a woman in 2012.
Ski patrol member who died on Mt. Ashland identified
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Mt. Ashland ski patrol member who died while skiing on the south end of the mountain has been identified.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office on Sunday identifies him at 23-year-old Johnathan Patrick Likeke Walker.
Lithia Motors: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) _ Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $59.9 million.
On a per-share basis, the Medford, Oregon-based company said it had net income of $2.54. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.57 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.42 per share.
The auto dealership chain posted revenue of $2.97 billion in the period.
Oregon pot grower files $17M lawsuit against men in robbery
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A licensed Oregon marijuana grower has filed a $17-million lawsuit against eight men convicted or charged with violently robbing him.
The Mail Tribune reports James Bowman's lawsuit says he was severely injured by eight men wearing Ninja Turtles masks who stormed his home in December 2016.
Jackson County asks state to deny pipeline permit
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Jackson County commissioners are asking the state to block a proposed natural gas pipeline that would ferry gas over 229 miles of southern Oregon to an export terminal near Coos Bay.
Jackson County rancher uses inflatable dancer to shoo wolves
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.
Ted Birdseye began using the contraption Saturday in his pasture after the pack killed another calf in the same field where the wolves have already eaten five calves and one guard dog, The Mail Tribune reported Tuesday.
Southwestern Oregon county legal players want another judge
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Judges and lawyers in a southwestern Oregon county are asking for at least one more judge to help ease the growing demand on the area's court system.
Police: Man with guns arrested at airport after scuffle
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police say a man with multiple guns was arrested after he approached the security checkpoint at a southern Oregon airport without a boarding pass or identification and asked to board an airplane.
The Mail Tribune reports Anthony James Anderson arrived at the Rogue Valley International Airport in Medford Thursday carrying a handgun in a shoulder holster.
Oregon woman ordered held without bail in shooting death
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Jacksonville woman facing a murder charge in the shooting death of her uncle has been ordered held without bail after a smartphone recorded her shouting an expletive when told he was still alive a few minutes after the shooting.
The Mail Tribune reports that Jackson County Circuit Judge Lisa Greif on Friday made the ruling during a hearing for 28-year-old Aisling "Tucker" Moore Reed.
Rogue Pack of wolves takes down eighth cow in Oregon
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say gray wolf OR-7's Rogue Pack has been blamed for killing another cow at a ranch in southwest Oregon, marking the eighth confirmed livestock kill attributed to the pack since late October.
Rogue Pack of wolves takes down seventh cow
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say gray wolf OR-7's Rogue Pack has killed another cow at a northeastern Jackson County ranch, marking the seventh confirmed livestock kill attributed to the pack since late October.
Oregon Health Plan to end ration of costly hepatitis C cure
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority is expecting to lift requirements that led to rationing the use of a $1,000-per-pill drug that can cure hepatitis C.
Most patients covered by the Oregon Health Plan had to have liver damage in order to qualify for the hepatitis C cure, the Mail Tribune reported Wednesday.
Man gets life for stabbing mother of their children to death
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for stabbing a woman to death and leaving her in her Medford driveway.
The Mail Tribune reports 38-year-old Jose Enrique Solis Garcia was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the 2017 murder of Noemi Ruiz, who was the mother of their children.
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Ashland neighbors fight proposed meat-processing facility
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A slaughter and meat-processing facility proposed at a farm in southern Oregon has led to opposition from neighbors, citing concerns about possible water contamination and odors.
The Mail Tribune reports Jackson County Development Services tentatively approved a meat-processing building and a chicken house last week on Uproot Meats' 28-acre (11-hectare) property southeast of Ashland.
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Medford man dies in eastern Oregon prison
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Medford man who was incarcerated at an eastern Oregon prison died Friday at a nearby hospital.
The Mail Tribune reports 53-year-old Darrick William Roberts died near the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario.
Oregon Department of Corrections officials announced his death Wednesday.
Man arrested after shooting kills 2 in southwest Oregon
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old man has been arrested following a shooting that left two men dead at an apartment complex in southwest Oregon.
The Mail Tribune reports Trevor Alan Gilmore was booked Friday into the Josephine County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
Feds: California vintner can’t use Oregon label on his wines
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A major California wine producer must stop using labels that imply a connection to Oregon pinot noirs.
The Mail Tribune reports that the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has ruled that Napa Valley vintner Joe Wagner must surrender nine labels — including Elouan and The Willametter -- because of the deceptive labeling.
Police searching for people who illegally killed bull elk
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers are asking for the public's assistance in finding the people responsible for shooting a bull elk Friday evening northeast of Medford.
Oregon State Police said Monday that preliminary investigation shows the elk was shot and partially cut up off South Fork Little Butte Creek Road near Lake Creek.
Police say a dark SUV was seen in the area around 9:15 p.m. Friday after rifle shots were heard.
Forest Service to propose measures for southern Oregon
MEDFORD, Oregon (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service plans to propose measures for southern Oregon aimed at reducing the size and intensity of wildfires and creating healthier forests better able to withstand the hotter, drier conditions brought by climate change.
Analysis suggests keeping Medford Air Tanker Base operating
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Analysts say the U.S. Forest Service should keep the Medford Air Tanker Base open if other agencies help pay the $245,000 annual cost.
The Mail Tribune reports in a story on Friday that the Forest Service commissioned the independent analysis earlier this year and recently made the results public.
The air tanker base is about 55 miles (90 kilometers) from another air tanker base in Klamath Falls, and the Forest Service is considering closing one of them to save money.
5-year-old girl dies from burns suffered in apartment fire
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl who suffered severe burns after a fire at an apartment building in east Medford Nov. 2 has died.
The Mail Tribune reported Thursday that Medford Police Lt. Mike Budrea confirmed that Olivia Chapman died at a Portland hospital over the weekend.
Chapman's mother Trish Ellsworth posted on Facebook that the child had endured heart and lung problems since the fire.
Explosions in Grants Pass kill 1
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed when two explosions shook near a police and fire station in southwestern Oregon.
The Mail Tribune reports authorities responded to two blasts Wednesday night near the Grants Pass Public Safety Station.
Grants Pass Police Deputy Chief Jim Hamilton says emergency crews found a man engulfed in flames and extinguished the fire by using a nearby sleeping bag.
Lithia Motors: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) _ Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $93.1 million.
The Medford, Oregon-based company said it had profit of $3.84 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.83 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.58 per share.
The auto dealership chain posted revenue of $3.09 billion in the period.
2 students sickened after eating marijuana-infused Oreos
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Two students at South Medford High School were taken to a hospital by ambulance after eating Oreo cookies drizzled with marijuana-infused oil.
The Mail Tribune reports Friday that the students were conscious and able to talk while they were being transported on Thursday afternoon.
Actor Jim Belushi’s happy place is growing pot in Oregon
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Jim Belushi has a lifetime of memories shaped by cannabis.
When he talks about Oregon's favorite weed, he reflects on his family, the fun times at "Saturday Night Live" and, yeah, his rocking 2018 harvest party.
The famous actor, singer and community supporter describes a spiritual connection to the marijuana he's growing on his 93-acre spread near Eagle Point, known as the Belushi Farm, and its 22,000-square-foot state licensed grow.
Man sentenced to prison, deportation for drug conviction
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man who helped hold a victim for ransom in an attempt to collect on a six-figure marijuana deal has been sentenced to prison and deportation for a second time in federal court.
Medford man admits to fatally beating girlfriend’s father
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A 20-year-old Medford man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally beating his teen girlfriend's father to death with a baseball bat.
The Mail-Tribune reports that Gavin MacFarlane was sentenced Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to murder and murder conspiracy charges.
Man accused of YouTube employee threats appears in court
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of threatening to kill employees of YouTube has made a brief appearance in U.S. District Court.
The Daily Courier reports that William Gregory Douglas, 35, was arraigned Monday on charges of cyberstalking and transmitting threats in interstate commerce. A pre-trial hearing was set for Oct. 8.
3 found stabbed in car on Highway 140, suspect arrested
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Three men from North Carolina were found stabbed in a van along Oregon Highway 140 and a fourth North Carolina resident was arrested along the roadway and booked on assault charges.
The Oregon State Police says Tuesday that two of the stabbing victims were treated and released and a third is in critical condition at a Portland hospital after the stabbing on Monday afternoon.
Police fatally shoot man in Carl’s Jr. bathroom
EAGLE POINT, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say officers shot and killed a man during a confrontation at in a fast-food restaurant bathroom near Medford.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says an Eagle Point Police officer made contact with Matthew Thayer Graves near a Carl's Jr. Restaurant Wednesday night.
Deputy Noah Strohmeyer said in a news release that the officer and man wound up in the restaurant's restroom where a struggle ensued.
ICE agent in Oregon accused of sexual abuse of minor
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Police says that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been arrested after being accused of sexually abusing an underage female relative.
The 55-year-old man was taken into custody Thursday after a joint investigation between the immigration agency and state police. The charges were not related to the man's work with ICE.
Name of woman killed in Medford released
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police have identified a woman who was killed in Medford last week as 21-year-old KayLynn Klosterman.
Medford Police Department officials said Monday that an autopsy would be performed on Klosterman Tuesday.
Police said previously that they received multiple reports of gunshots fired inside a Medford apartment on Friday afternoon. Officers found Klosterman dead of gunshot wounds inside the apartment.
Man, 20, arrested in death of woman inside Medford apartment
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Medford police have arrested a 20-year-old man in the shooting death of a woman found inside an apartment.
The Mail-Tribune reports that Jesse Allen was taken into custody Saturday afternoon.
Police say they received multiple reports of gunshots fired inside an apartment Friday afternoon. Witnesses reported seeing a man driving away in a white sedan.
Jackson County gets state grant to battle black market pot
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will use state grant money to go after black market marijuana producers and legal growers who harvest more than their license allows.
The nearly-$600,000 grant from a new program will pay for three detectives, one crime analyst and a part-time prosecutor, The Mail Tribune reported Friday. That's in addition to another three-year federal grant of $250,000 that pays for two additional deputies tasked with pot enforcement.
Oregon woman indicted on murder charge in 2016 shooting
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Jacksonville woman charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of her uncle has been indicted on a murder charge.
The Mail Tribune reports 28-year-old Aisling "Tucker" Moore Reed was booked Tuesday into the Jackson County Jail following the grand jury indictment last week.