Fire Nearly Destroys Home on Holiday

MEDFORD, Ore. — For one family this Thanksgiving, they could only watch as their home went up in flames late Thursday night. Medford Fire Battalion Chief Erin Sawall said, “Most of the house is unlivable at this time.” Several nearby residents were forced to evacuate their homes around midnight when the house on the 3000 … Continue reading »

Kerby Man Arrested for Murder

KERBY, Ore. — On September 16, 2013 at approximately 12:15 p.m. detectives arrested Donald Easley, 64, at his residence in the 23000 block of Redwood Highway in Kerby for murder and unlawful use of a firearm. On September 7, 2013 members of the Josephine County Major Crimes Team, led by Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation … Continue reading »

Shooter Reported at D.C. Naval Shipyard

WASHINGTON D.C. – Washington D.C. Police and the F.B.I. are reporting a shooter inside the U.S. Navy Yard. ABC News is reporting at least four people are dead and ten have been wounded. A search is underway for a suspected gunman. We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

Oregon Wildfire Update

Firefighters continue to battle growing wildfires in Oregon. Governor Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency for Josephine and Douglas counties. Here’s a rundown of the latest fires. In Douglas County, the Douglas Complex fires continues to burn near Glendale. The fire has burned 21,000 acres and was 2 percent contained Tuesday morning. The fires … Continue reading »

New Information in Death Investigations

Yreka, Calif. —  New information has been released to Newswatch 12 about two of the three bodies found along Yreka Creek in the past eight months.   The second body found along Yreka Creek has been identified as a 62-year-old transient named Henry Cooper.   His body was found on July 9th. Police are calling … Continue reading »

Lori Duckworth Released from Jail

MEDFORD, Ore. — One of Southern Oregon’s most vocal supporters of medical marijuana has been in jail one week, and Thursday around 6 p.m., she was released from bail. Upon walking out of the jail, Laura (Lori) Duckworth confronted media asking for her  and her family’s privacy to be respected. She appeared in frail condition, where … Continue reading »

Second Crash at Scene of Jackknifed Semi

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police troopers are responding to a second crash. It’s at the site of a jackknifed semi between mile marker five and six northbound near Ashland. Drivers should expect delays in both directions.  The Oregon Department of Transportation is reporting that traffic is backing up. An ambulance has been called to the scene. … Continue reading »

Jodi Arias Verdict: Guilty

PHOENIX, Ariz. — A jury in Phoenix has convicted Jodi Arias of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona. The trial of the former Yreka resident has captured tabloid type headlines because of details of lurid sex and a scandalous relationship that ended in a blood bath. Family members of … Continue reading »

School Closure & Delay

Vineyard Christian School is canceled today. Glendale School District is operating on a two-hour delay.

Amber Alert: Boy Found Safe

THE DALLES, Ore. — After an Amber Alert was issued early this morning in The Dalles, the child in question was found safe and the suspect is now in police custody. Police had reported that Skylar Meldin Coulcer-Jarding, age 5, was taken from his home around 5:40 AM. The suspect was last seen driving a … Continue reading »

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