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A Medford man is in jail facing accusations he raped a girl and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.Alejandro "Alex" Garcia, 26, of the 200 block of Monroe Street is being held in the Jackson County Jail on $1.5 million bail.He is charged with three counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree unlawful sexual penetration.Garcia was arrested on Jan. 16 after a 10-year-old girl disclosed to a school staff member that he had been...

Updated at 3:04 PM

Pet owners can get discount certificates for spaying and neutering cats and dogs during the month of February as part of the World Spay Day campaign.SNYP, a Jackson County spay/neuter referral and assistance program, offers the...

Updated at 2:24 PM

A new report warns that insurance companies — perhaps more than initially thought — may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law to discourage them from choosing certain plans.

Updated at 2:09 PM

WHITE CITY — The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is hunting for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a young boy Wednesday morning, then fled when the child was able to break away and run off.The attempted kidnapping was reported...

Updated at 2:08 PM

The door has opened to a whole new world of investment and capital infusion opportunities for the state's smallest businesses.Nine companies, including four from Southern Oregon, pitched investment opportunities Tuesday evening at the Beau...

Updated at 1:24 PM

Comedian Susan Westenhoefer never hides her sexuality at her live shows. Since the day she stood up at an open-mic session at a club in New York City's West Village, she's been openly gay.

Updated at 1:09 PM

It didn't take long for musicians Alcyon Massive and Frankie Hernandez to find each other after moving to Medford about 10 years ago. Like minded, they played gigs at the same venues and festivals.

Updated at 12:43 PM

A law enforcement campaign to compel Google Inc. to disable a feature in its popular Waze traffic app that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity shifted Wednesday when a sheriffs' organization openly complained that the app not only...

Updated at 12:35 PM

South Medford’s No. 2-ranked girls basketball team was in fine position but not exactly showing its true colors by halftime against Roseburg in Southwest Conference play Tuesday.

Updated at 12:07 PM

As the United States forges closer ties to India, neighboring Pakistan is looking for some new friends. Officials hope they have found one in Russia — a budding partnership that could eventually shift historic alliances in South Asia.

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Today in fanfic comes to life, Taylor Swift and

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