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A candidate running for Jackson County sheriff speaks out during an investigation by the Department of Justice.
Bob Sergi is accused of using addresses from an employees' roster to get campaign funds. 

Sergi does not believe any criminal charges will be filed. He says the truth is he used a campaign database that has addresses of all registered voters in Oregon. 

He believes the allegations are a tactic by his competition. 


A possible attempted child abduction in Grants Pass this morning. 

Police say the child told a bus driver a man asked her if she would like a ride. The child refused to go with him and the man drove off. 

The suspect's silver or blue sedan was last seen driving on Willow Lane. 
The suspect is believed to be a white man between 25 and 35 years old with shoulder length curly hair. 

If you have any information, please call police. 


A man was shot to death at his office in Klamath Falls this morning. 
It happened at a BNSF Railway office on Laverne Avenue behind Walmart.

The victim, Emery Conner, had worked at the company for eight years along with the suspect in the case. 

The company says the victim was shot multiple times in his office just after 6 a.m. this morning. He died at the scene. 

The suspect in the case, James Forshee II, is set to go to grand jury next week. 


Medford and Ashland officials are urging residents to take precautions in order to prepare for fire season. 

The Medford Fire Department has sent tips to residents on ways to protect their homes and property. 

The Ashland Fire Department has also started reducing their use of water. The city and parks departments will not be planting trees. And the city will be holding-off on irrigating city-owned land for as long as possible. 


A historic Klamath Basin water agreement to be signed tomorrow.

 Members of the Klamath tribes and upper basin water users have come up with solutions to water issues in the region. 

Local and national leaders will be in attendance, including Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Governor John Kitzhaber. 

The signing ceremony will be at Collier State Park at 9 a.m. Friday. 


In your town, a rally against child abuse was held at Alba Park in Medford. 

The sixth annual event brought attention to the 565 reported cases of child abuse this year alone.

Community speakers, including News10's Trish Glose, shared stories of child abuse from a child's perspective. 

Event leader say it is everyone's responsibility to prevent abuse. 


The Our Family Farms Coalition held a press conference today focused on the health risks genetically engineered crops pose to humans. 

The coalition invited local doctors and other medical professionals who support a GMO-free Jackson County to speak. 

One concern doctors say they have is with the amount of pesticides used on our food, in our water and in our air.


The Red Rock Lounge has surrendered its liquor license and closed its doors for good. 

The owner made the decision after a deadly stabbing at the bar last month. 
Owner Michael Stumbo says there is no amount of money to be made that could make up for people getting hurt. 


Multiple cities in our area have made decisions on medical marijuana dispensaries this week. 

The city of Grants Pass passed a one-year moratorium on dispensaries last night. Josephine County also passed a one-year delay on the pot shops this week. 

Meanwhile, the city of Jacksonville banned dispensaries indefinitely. 

Oregon sheriffs oppose driver-license measure
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of Oregon sheriffs is opposing a move to grant driving privileges for people who can't prove they're legally in the United States.

Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin said Thursday that 28 of 36 sheriffs urge a no vote to overturn a law the Legislature passed.

The sheriffs were neutral when the Legislature voted.

Bergin says the state risks issuing driving cards to people using them for false identities.

He wouldn't name the 28 sheriffs.

The sheriffs' decision complicates efforts by proponents of the law. They also say they're motivated by public safety concerns.

The law's proponents say people will drive whether they can get a license or not, so it's safer to have them take a driving test. They say the law requires driving applicants to prove their identities.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

Oregon teens get break, avoid state driving test
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Teenagers in Southern Oregon getting ready to drive are taking advantage of a break the Legislature has granted: Complete a state-approved driver education program and be spared the stress of a state driving test.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports enrollment at driving schools has increased since the provision went into effect in January.

The new provision applies to teenagers 15 to 17 who have a provisional, Class C instruction permit, 50 hours of adult-supervised driving experience, and a passing grade in a state-certified driver education class.

It gets them out of a 15-minute, $9 state road test. But they still have to take the state's written exam.

Teens who don't take a driver education class must log 100 hours behind the wheel and take both tests.


Information from: Mail Tribune

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

Water from Oregon reservoir tests clean

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an Oregon city.

Portland Water Bureau spokeswoman Jaymee Cuti said Thursday that test samples of water taken from the reservoir came back clean.

The city of Portland decided to discard the water after a 19-year-old man was videotaped urinating into the reservoir early Wednesday.

Though acknowledging the urine posed little risk, Portland officials said they have plenty of water to meet demand and didn't want to deliver deliberately tainted water to customers.

The teenager was cited for trespassing and public urination. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will decide whether to pursue criminal charges.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

Judge rules SAFE Act does not violate Second Amendment
ALBANY (CNYCENTRAL) -- A trial-level judge in Albany has ruled that New York's new gun law does not violate the Second Amendment.

The decision announced Wednesday from state Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara also rejected legal claims that the SAFE Act was improperly pushed through the legislature by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo issued a "message of necessity" that allowed lawmakers to vote on the measure without the usual waiting period for the consideration of bills.

 The law bans high-capacity magazines and many semi-automatic firearms.
“New Yorkers deserve to live in a state with a strong set of procedures in place to protect them from gun violence. Today, the State Supreme Court agreed with my office that the SAFE Act established those necessary safeguards without infringing on the rights of responsible gun owners, and upheld New York’s comprehensive law. We will continue to defend and expand our state’s efforts to ensure the safety of all New Yorkers by keeping guns out of dangerous hands,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a statement to the media.

Plaintiff Robert Schulz claims the law violates state and federal constitutional protections on gun ownership. He also says Cuomo's emergency justification was false. McNamara ruled that Schulz failed to make his case.

Schulz plans to appeal the ruling to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.)

Utah police enlist FBI to help in baby death case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities are enlisting the help of the FBI to analyze DNA from seven babies found dead in the garage of a woman who has been arrested on six counts of murder.

Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said Thursday that none of the labs in Utah can analyze the type of DNA that has been taken from the tiny corpses, which were found in various stages of decomposition.

Authorities are hoping DNA will reveal who the parents are.

The 39-year-old Megan Huntsman is being held on $6 million bail. She told police that she killed six of the babies from 1996-2006. One was stillborn.

Her estranged husband lived with her during the decade she says this happened but was in federal prison on drug charges from 2006 until January.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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