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Name: Laura Campbell
Date registered: October 11, 2012

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  1. Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday — July 27, 2014
  2. Police Arrest 12 People in Bar Sweep — July 27, 2014
  3. Drivers Ignoring Roxy Ann Rules — July 27, 2014
  4. Firefighters Raise Money for MDA — July 26, 2014
  5. Dramatic Increase in Gonorrhea Cases — July 25, 2014

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Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

MEDFORD, Ore. — Edgar Lupton was born on July 27, 1914. The World War II veteran celebrated his 100th birthday with his family and friends at Welcome Home Adult Foster Care. Newswatch 12 Photojournalist Dustin Peters takes us to the big celebration.

Police Arrest 12 People in Bar Sweep

MEDFORD, Ore. — Officers from parole and probation teamed up with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Deputy District Attorney to check out 28 different establishments on Saturday night. Police call this a “bar sweep.” Officers are in uniform, visiting bars to make sure citizens are upholding the law. MPD says eight people were … Continue reading »

Drivers Ignoring Roxy Ann Rules

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police officers say they’re having to respond to drivers locked inside of Roxy Ann’s Prescott Park gates. Apparently, visitors are ignoring the signage in the area showing the gate will close at 8:00 p.m. Officers say they “routinely” go up and open the gate for people locked inside. As you could imagine, … Continue reading »

Firefighters Raise Money for MDA

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 crews spent Saturday morning out on the streets collecting cash for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The “Fill the Boot” fundraiser took place in Central Point and White City. More than two dozen members, most off-duty, were asking drivers for donations. Two on-duty engines were also … Continue reading »

Dramatic Increase in Gonorrhea Cases

MEDFORD, Ore. — An emerging trend in STD’s in Southern Oregon has state health experts both concerned, and baffled. The Oregon Health Authority documented a sudden increase in the number of people testing positive for Gonorrhea. Jackson County experienced a 387% jump. 31 cases in 2012 turned into 151 cases last year. Josephine County increased … Continue reading »

Charter School Waiting Lists Get Longer

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Crater Lake Charter Academy in Eagle Point is the newest charter school in Southern Oregon and is enrolling students for fall. As this new school begins enrolling, waiting lists remain lengthy for the existing non-traditional schools in the area. More people reportedly attempt to enroll in local charter schools each year. Some … Continue reading »

Mill Employees Meet Following Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A fire at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer mill left about 250 people without a job. Those employees met Monday afternoon at Springfield High School for an employee meeting. Employees say they were told their insurance is good through the end of the month and they will get one-one-one meetings with management about 401(k)s. They … Continue reading »

Plaza Kiosk Is Staying

ASHLAND, Ore. — The kiosk centered in the Ashland plaza is there to stay. The Ashland City Council was considering tearing it down earlier this year. They say there were several complaints about it being an “eyesore”. But other residents say it adds character and provides somewhere for visitors to get information. The city council … Continue reading »

Missing Ashland Man Located

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Police Department reported 83-year-old Eduardo Gutierrez-Gonzelez has been located this morning. He was expected to arrive by bus to his residence around 4 p.m. Saturday (7/12) and he did not show up. Police say he has some medical issues that concern his family. He is described as a Hispanic male, 83 yrs. … Continue reading »

White River Fire Burns 570 Acres

NEAR PINE GROVE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is reporting this morning that firefighters working overnight on the 570-acre White River Fire extinguished remaining hot spots inside of the fire’s perimeter. The White River Fire started Saturday afternoon in the White River Wild & Scenic area, 12 miles west of Tygh Valley. … Continue reading »

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