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Updated at 7:28 PM

A fast-growing wildfire in Douglas County is pushing up a massive column of smoke and hot air, creating a pillar cloud that can be seen from Medford, fire officials said.According to a news release from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, the Stouts fire was spotted around 2 p.m. and was estimated at two acres. It quickly surged to 20 acres, and by 4 p.m. had grown to more than 200 acres. By 4:45 p.m. it was estimated at 600 acres.The fire, burning about 11 miles east of...

Updated at 7:16 PM

The Redding area California Highway Patrol reported an officer-involved shooting early this morning in Siskiyou County.According to a CHP press release, at about 6:53 a.m., officers stopped to check a...

Updated at 7:12 PM

“Far in a sheltered nook, I’ve met, in these calm days, a smiling flower, A lonely aster, trembling by a brook, At the quiet noontides’ hour.” – John Howard Bryant, The Indian Summer, 1894 During these dog days of summer, the color in my flowerbeds...

Posted at 7:11 PM

ONTARIO (AP) — Calico Resources Corp. officials have revised plans for their proposed gold mine, moving the processing facilities closer to the mine.Company officials said this week that the revised plans eliminate the need for a...

Updated at 6:53 PM

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — "St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners."Eric Byrnes sat behind the large monitor some 90 feet from home plate watching the screen as the computer told him exactly what to announce for the...

Updated at 6:42 PM

Medford police have arrested a second man suspected of helping steal two fishing boats from Central Point-based Willie Boats and strip them of mechanical and electrical systems.David Wayne Anderson, 48, of the 800 block of Lawnsdale Road,...

Updated at 6:22 PM

A drive-by shooting Medford police suspect was gang-related sent bullets flying into two west Medford homes and sent an 18-year-old woman to the hospital with minor injuries.Shots were reported at 1:37 a.m. today in the 400 block of South...

Updated at 6:21 PM

GRANTS PASS — A Josephine County District Attorney's Office investigation into the July 1 police shooting of a California homicide suspect on Interstate 5 near Sunny Valley found the officers were justified in using deadly force.A...

Updated at 6:16 PM

The wildfire that roared to life in Douglas County Tuesday hopped a containment line Wednesday afternoon and grew to 600 acres in size by this morning.The Douglas Forest Protective Association, which first responded to the Cable Crossing...

Posted at 7:10 PM

HBO has joined forces with U2 on two programs: a concert film of a performance in Paris from their current iNNOCENCE...

Updated at 5:45 PM

Police say the body of a man who jumped into Diamond Lake and disappeared Saturday afternoon has been found.According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday found Rodney Shay’s body...

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