Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. Search Continues for Missing Teen — January 30, 2015
  2. Governor Supports Local Education Effort — January 23, 2015
  3. Search for Murder Suspect — January 23, 2015
  4. Former Pastor Facing Additional Charges — January 22, 2015
  5. Changes Coming for Transgender Community — January 16, 2015

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SOU Students Make Free Speech Demands

ASHLAND Ore. — A group of Southern Oregon University students is demanding the university change its free speech regulations. The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) sent a letter Wednesday to university leadership in response to a confrontation on October 7th. During that confrontation, which was caught on camera, students demonstrating outside designated protest … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Prepare for Ebola

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County health officials are preparing for what they say is a possible, but very unlikely, Ebola outbreak. The department held a news conference Thursday to address the issue. Meanwhile local health systems like Asante Rogue Regional and La Clinica are putting together personal protective equipment and holding role-play scenarios to prepare … Continue reading »

Fallen Firefighter’s Family Hit Hard

ALBANY, Ore. – A local fallen firefighter is being honored this weekend by the National Firefighters Memorial Service. Jesse Trader is among 107 firefighters being recognized Sunday at a ceremony in Maryland. But his family says, while the support from the state and firefighting community has been amazing, the federal government continues to deny them … Continue reading »

Alleged Child Abuser Appears in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man accused of abusing a foster child under his care is appearing in court for the first time. Samuel Hicks was arraigned Friday following a four month investigation. Hicks pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, and unlawful sexual penetration. Those acts are suspected to have been committed against … Continue reading »

Major Local Timber Purchase Announced

MEDFORD, Ore. — Seattle-based Green Diamond Resource Company is investing in Southern Oregon timber land. The company recently announced the purchase of 600,000 of land from JWTR LLC in Klamath Falls for an undisclosed price, meeting with Jackson County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the final terms. Of that land, 17,000 acres were burned in the … Continue reading »

Timber Companies Salvage Burned Trees

NEAR BEAVER CREEK, Calif. — Private timber companies are getting back onto lands burned by this year’s wildfires to salvage dead or dying trees. Those in Siskiyou County say it’s the worst year they’ve seen in the past century. The hilltops inside the Beaver Fire area have been teeming with heavy machinery since early September, … Continue reading »

Sexual Assault Under Investigation

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Police is looking for the public’s help in identifying a possible sexual assault suspect. Officers were called to Ashland Community Hospital to investigate what appears to be a case of sexual assault. Apparently the incident occurred sometime between 3:00 and 4:45am on the morning of October 4th in the area of … Continue reading »

High Tech Crimes Confusion Emerges

MEDFORD, Ore. – One of Sheriff Winters’ final priorities while in office, to reconvene the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force, may be dead in the water thanks to less than unanimous support from other law enforcement agencies. During an exclusive interview with Newswatch 12, Sheriff Winters announced his upcoming retirement, and also revealed … Continue reading »

School Reflects on Winters Retirement

SHADY COVE, Ore. — Administrators in the Eagle Point School District say they’ll miss Sheriff Winters for his efforts to spearhead what is now one of the most advanced school security systems in the country at Shady Cove Elementary. Sheriff Winters approached the district last year to pitch the security system. Everything was already paid … Continue reading »

Sheriff Winters Outspent by Corey Falls

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Sheriff Mike Winters has announced his plans to retire at the end of his term, unofficially conceding the race and endorsing opponent Corey Falls. The decision comes after months of campaigning in which Winters was vastly outspent by Falls. According to the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, Winters had raised $6,611 … Continue reading »

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