Sams Valley Elementary Closed Wednesday

Sams Valley, Ore.– Sams Valley Elementary will be closed Wednesday for everyone on campus. School officials said a staff member came down with an unexplained illness. They said there is not a public health concern, and closing the school is only a precautionary measure to clean the school. School is expected to resume Thursday, May 22nd.

Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued

EUGENE, Ore. — Same-sex couples in Oregon can get married starting now. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Click here for the judge’s full ruling. The National Organization for Marriage filed an Emergency Request for Stay Monday morning, which would’ve halted McShane’s decision. The emergency motion was denied a few hours later … Continue reading »

Amber Alert Cancelled, Boy Found Safe

AUBURN, Wash. — Officials have cancelled this morning’s Amber Alert out of Washington State after a Snohomish Sheriff’s Office Deputy spotted the Amber Alert suspect vehicle, which led to the safe return of the boy.    The Amber Alert was issued after police say the suspect, non-custodial mother Sandra Bennatts,  forced entry into her mothers home … Continue reading »

Highway 238 Head On Collision

Near Jacksonville, Ore. – One driver is hospitalized, after a head on collision on Highway 238. The collision between an SUV and a car occurred just before 5 A.M. The driver of the car was air lifted to a Medford Hospital. The Applegate Fire Department, Oregon State Police, and Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies are all on … Continue reading »

Yreka Murder Suspect in Custody

YREKA, Ca. — A man is lodged in the Siskiyou County Jail after he was charged with the murder of Henry S. Cooper Jr. Elias Samuel Bullington, 26, of Siskiyou County was already in custody on unrelated charges, but on January 28th, the Yreka Police Department added murder charges to his record after their investigation … Continue reading »

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 »

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