Updated at 5:20 PM

People should stay out of Ashland Creek near the children’s playground area in Lithia Park, the Ashland Parks and Recreation Department warned Thursday.

Updated at 4:43 PM

Oregon Department of Forestry fire crews are dropping water from helicopters to slow down the progress of a 100-acre blaze near Oregon Gulch, located in the southeast corner of Jackson County in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

Updated at 3:51 PM

Matthew David Goodnature, the 21-year-old Phoenix firefighter who died Tuesday while taking a break from working the Launch fire near Four Mile Lake, fatally broke his neck during an accidental fall, a detective from the Klamath Falls Sheriff's...

Updated at 2:55 PM

Like many people residing on the south end of the Bear Creek drainage, Troy Ferguson of Ashland was somewhat entranced by the dozens of lightning strikes poking the surrounding hills Wednesday evening.

Posted at 10:55 AM

There are 16 new lightning-sparked fires that have popped up in Crater Lake National Park, following Wednesday's storm that shot out between 2,000 and 2,500 lightning strikes across Southern Oregon.

Updated at 10:28 AM

Most people with Madeline Hill's condition would be using a walker by now.

Posted at 8:15 AM

Thunderstorms shot out between 2,000 and 2,500 lightning strikes across Southern Oregon Wednesday afternoon and night, with about 850 touching down in Jackson County.

Posted Jul 31, 2014 at 2:00 AM

GRANTS PASS — The Medford Mustangs opened the 2014 American Legion AAA state tournament with a well-rounded effort against the Salem DeMarini Dirtbags on Wednesday at Agnew-Lytle Field.

Posted Jul 31, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Police reports

Posted Jul 31, 2014 at 2:00 AM

A Shady Cove man faces up to 31/2; years in federal prison for helping poachers in Colorado and Utah illegally kill bobcats and cougars, some of which were caged, ensnared and even maimed to make it easier for his clients to kill them.

Posted Jul 31, 2014 at 2:00 AM

After 30 years, the Ashland Parks and Recreation department is trading out its familiar swan logo for something new.

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