Author: Rogue River Press

Cold Case Murder Suspect Arrested In Gold Hill

<B / I > Courtesy of Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives assisted California investigators in arresting a man Monday for a cold case homicide that occurred in Vallejo, California in 1987. The suspect, Fred Cain III, 69, was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Monday at his[Read More…]

Illegal Marijuana Task Force Serves 14 Warrants

Courtesy of Jackson County Sheriff’s Office The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) served 14 separate search warrants in July and August, yielding approximately 24,681 plants, 1,531 lbs. processed black-market cannabis, 20 firearms, and more than $20,000 in cash. The search warrants led to six arrests so far with investigations open[Read More…]

Serradell Obituary

JEANETTE DIANE SERRADELL, 94, of Rogue River, passed away on September 4, 2023. Just two weeks shy of her 95th birthday, Jeanette Serradell passed away peacefully at home in Rogue River, Oregon.    This marvelously talented woman was active in the local and national cosmetology associations. She worked as a hair[Read More…]

Tub Springs Water Returns

Water once again flows at the historic tubs at Tub Springs State Wayside, but now as a feature and not a source of drinking water. Water to the historic drinking water tub was shut off in January due to water quality concerns. The Oregon Health Authority ordered the tubs closed[Read More…]

BLM Celebrates Free Day

The Bureau of Land Management is waiving recreation day-use fees for visitors on September 23, 2023, in celebration of the 30th annual National Public Lands Day. NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. To recognize 30 years of[Read More…]

Medford Police Launches New Technology

Courtesy of Medford Police Department On September 19, the Medford Police Department launched new technology that will help us better communicate with the citizens and serve those needing police services. (Removed will and changed launch to launched) MPD launched SPIDR Tech, a digital customer service engagement tool in hopes to[Read More…]

New Pest Raises Concern For Oak Trees

An invasive insect from Europe and the Middle East that attacks oak trees has recently been found in several Oregon white oaks in Wilsonville. The Mediterranean oak borer (Xyleborus monographus) transmits multiple fungal species to the trees it infests. Some fungal species may cause a disease called oak wilt, which[Read More…]

Four Signs That It’s a Scam

1. Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know. Scammers often pretend to be contacting you on behalf of the government. They might use a real name, like the FTC, Social Security Administration, IRS, or Medicare, or make up a name that sounds official. Some pretend to be from[Read More…]

OHA Study Shows Meningococcal B Vaccine May Prevent Gonorrhea

Research follows meningococcal outbreaks at UO, OSU in 2015, 2016 A vaccine that prevents meningococcal B infection may also be protective against the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, according to an Oregon Health Authority (OHA) study published today in the scientific journal JAMA Network Open. The study found that mass vaccination[Read More…]