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Name: Laura Campbell
Date registered: October 11, 2012

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  1. Arrest Made After Neighborhood Chaos — August 30, 2014
  2. MPD Targets Pedestrian Safety — August 29, 2014
  3. SOU Launches New Degree Program — August 29, 2014
  4. Temporary Closures Due to Siskiyou Fires — August 29, 2014
  5. Lawsuit in Wake of Ferguson Protests — August 29, 2014

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Firefighter Suffers Cardiac Problem

NEAR BEAVER CREEK, Ore. — Beaver Fire officials confirm a firefighter working on the lines, suffering from cardiac problems was transported to a Medford hospital on Saturday evening. Information officers say the crew member was not injured, but having cardiac issues. Medical emergency crews transported the firefighter by flight, leaving from the Oak Knoll Ranger … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Dudley

Meet Dudley! He’s a five year-old Basset Hound who was found as a stray in Butte Falls. He is very outgoing and loves to go for walks on his leash. Dudley knows plenty of tricks including how to sit, and even shake hands (which is unusual for Basset Hounds!). Any families who may be interested … Continue reading »

Evacuation Expands for July Complex

[UPDATE 12:48 p.m.] Mandatory evacuations have expanded near the July Complex. Residents in the Taylor Creek and Taylor Lake areas are being asked to leave. This includes residents west of Etna Summit and east of Sawyers Bar road on the Taylor Lake Trailhead Road and Taylor Creek Road. Officials said people may not be able … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Offer Public Tour

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The mandatory evacuations for Beaver Creek residents has been reduced to an advisory, but residents should stay ready if the fire shifts. Saturday, fire officials gave the public a chance to look at the fire camp in a rock quarry. Dozens of people took advantage of the opportunity to find out … Continue reading »

Homicide Suspect in Custody

NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — An ongoing investigation by detectives from the Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division with the assistance of Josephine County District Attorney’s Office and Grants Pass Department of Public Safety into the death of an adult male last Saturday south of Cave Junction led to an arrest of a 28-year … Continue reading »

Oregon Gulch Fire 20% Contained

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Fire officials say the Oregon Gulch Fire burning 15 miles east of Ashland is now at 20% containment. The acreage has reached 36,568. About 9,464 acres of that total are burning in California. There is still a level one evacuation for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include … Continue reading »

Rabies Case Confirmed in Lane County

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The first case of rabies so far this year in Lane County has been confirmed. Lane County Public Health says a fox found near a residence in Junction City tested positive for rabies. It is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Oregon this year. The fox was brought … Continue reading »

4th Missing Ethiopian Athlete Found Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The fourth Ethiopian athlete who went missing at the the World Junior Track and Field Championships is safe. The University of Oregon Police Department says it found Zeyituna Mohammed in Federal Way, Washington. She was at the residence of an acquaintance. She went missing with three other teammates. They were found in … Continue reading »

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 »

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