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Felony arrestsAssault — Kara Snow Zack, 34, of the 2100 block of Poplar Drive, Medford. Medford police Friday arrested Zack on charges of fourth-degree felony assault, fourth-degree assault and two counts of harassment. She was lodged in the Jackson County Jail and released after posting bail. Drugs — Paul Beck Hewitt, 50, of the 200 block of De Barr Avenue, Medford. Medford police Saturday arrested Hewitt on...

Posted Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Felony arrestsDrugs — Peter Michael Mills, 40, of the 6700 block of Pioneer Road, Medford. Medford police Thursday arrested Mills on charges of possession of heroin, recklessly endangering another...

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 6:36 PM

A Jackson County judge on Friday dropped numerous felony charges brought against the owner of two medical marijuana businesses that were raided by police more than a year ago. Michael Schanno's medical marijuana businesses, the...

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 5:56 PM

MERLIN — Wednesday's rain helped dampen the Onion Mountain Fire. But temperatures are due to rise this weekend, and the fire is far from extinguished."We've got 4,000 acres of fire out there," Link Smith of the Oregon Department of...

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Jackson County sheriff's deputies and U.S. marshals have arrested a 19-year-old gang member who slipped away from a transitional home in Junction City last month.Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Marquez, 19, of Medford, was arrested during a traffic...

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 12:09 PM

The Onion Mountain fire in Josephine County has burned 4,102 acres, but is 20 percent contained, officials said this morning.

Posted Sep 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Felony arrestsDrugs — Eric John Garcia, 26, of the 200 block of North Holly Street, Medford. Medford police Wednesday arrested Garcia on charges of possession of heroin and a parole violation for possession of...

Updated Sep 18, 2014 at 5:09 PM

A man who allegedly used a stack of bogus $100 bills to snatch up thousands of dollars of musical equipment in Medford last week was arrested Wednesday in Grants Pass, where he is a suspect in at least a dozen other similar cases.

Updated Sep 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Less than an hour after being released from Jackson County Jail, a man who police described as sweating profusely and possibly on drugs was arrested as the primary suspect in a carjacking and reckless drive through the WinCo Foods parking lot and...

Updated Sep 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Rain and cloud cover that drifted over a 4,000-plus acre wildfire outside Grants Pass was a welcome sight to firefighters working to extinguish the flames on the ground.

Updated Sep 18, 2014 at 9:36 AM

WEED — The blaze that ripped through the Northern California city of Weed and torched more than 200 structures Monday is edging toward full containment.The 375-acre Boles fire is at 65 percent containment as of today. A thousand...

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