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Local Woman Killed In Traffic Collision

One woman is dead, and a man is in jail after an early Saturday morning traffic collision occurred on Josephine County's New Hope Road.
According to the Oregon State Police (OSP), troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash at around 2:25 a.m. on Dec. 9. An OSP press release stated that it was a head-on collision involving a 2001 Subaru Legacy and a 2000 Honda Civic. The preliminary investigation revealed that the Subaru, operated by Stuart Douglas Hamilton, 21, of Grants Pass, was traveling southbound in the 2000 block of New Hope Road when his vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane of travel. Hamilton’s Subaru collided nearly head-on with the Honda, operated by Chrystal Starr Berko, 41, of Grants Pass. Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway blocking both lanes of travel. Berko was pronounced (Subscribe for full story)


Airport Delivers Final A to Z

Bern Case's annual report on the status of the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport usually occurs around the end of the year, but for his 24th, Case pushed his annual "A to Z Report" about a month early when he presented it to the Jackson County Commis-sioners on Nov. 29. That his day before his last day at work before retiring."Jerry Brienza, my suc-cessor, he was very impressed when we walked in here today because there were people here, and I told him, 'By the time I got up, most of them would be gone," he said. A is for American Airlines. "What a wonderful opportunity that was, a new airline," he said. "We have all the largest airlines in the nation, minus Southwest, which is willing to take a look at communities of our size, but we're optimistic there." L is for a Lockheed C5A came to the airport in 2017. Another L is for the Lost-and-found cage the airport has, that has expanded over the years from a drawer to a (Subscribe for full story)




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