Latest Medford News

Officials delay the Dungeness crab season, crabs aren’t big

Nov. 14, 2019 12:53 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Traditional Christmas feasts featuring Dungeness crab may not be in the cards this year as officials have delayed the commercial crabbing season due to the small size of the crustaceans. The Mail Tribune reports that the season had been set to start Dec. 1 for Oregon’s most...

Death at jail in Medford sparks investigation

Nov. 5, 2019 3:42 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Detectives are investigating an inmate's death by apparent suicide at the Jackson County Jail in southern Oregon. The Mail Tribune reports 28-year-old Scott Ashbaugh was found unresponsive in his cell by a sheriff's deputy at 10:56 p.m. Monday during a routine cell check, according to...

Medford man gets life in prison for girlfriend's death

Nov. 4, 2019 12:54 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Medford man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting his girlfriend to death in the bedroom of their apartment. The Mail Tribune reported Monday that Jesse Aaron Allen was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to murder in Jackson County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say the...

Police search for suspects in Medford home invasion robbery

Oct. 31, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police are searching for two masked men who forced their way into a 75-year-old Medford woman's home, bound her with zip ties and assaulted her, then stole jewelry including the wedding band from her hand. The Mail Tribune reports the woman heard a knock at the door at 8:40 a.m. on...

Editorials from around Oregon

Oct. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The East Oregonian, Oct. 15, on getting flu shots: Imagine if every year the U.S. military suffered thousands of causalities in some foreign conflict. It is a difficult and chilling scenario. Fortunately, no such war exists, but every year seasonal flu and its...

Man charged in Mouseketeer killing found unfit for trial

Oct. 1, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the live-in handyman charged with killing Dennis Day, an original member of "The Mickey Mouse Club," is unfit to stand trial. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that circuit Judge Lisa Greif ordered Daniel Burda committed to the Oregon State Hospital, citing an...

2 die in motorhome, pickup collision in eastern Oregon

Sep. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

HARPER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two drivers were killed when a motorhome towing another vehicle and a pickup truck towing a travel trailer collided in eastern Oregon. KATU-TV reports 78-year-old Richard Kozol of Medford was driving a Gulfstream motorhome when for an unknown reason it crossed into the...