Murder Suspect Changes Plea

ASHLAND, Ore. — Nearly a year after caution tape lined around the home of Frank Damiano, the mobile home park is quiet, but the memories of their neighbor remain. “Positive and happy and accepting and open. Just one of those people with that magnetic personality,” said neighbor Kris McAdam. It’s that outgoing and warm spirit … Continue reading »

Ashland Plastic Bag Ban Effective Nov. 6

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland implemented a ban on plastic bags last May, but gave the city a six month waiting period before they were required to completely phase out plastic. Their goal was to no longer have plastic by this November. The city ordinance was put in place to try to encourage everyone … Continue reading »

Multi-Party Ballot Affiliations

MEDFORD, Ore. — Colleen Roberts and Kevin Talbert are running against each other for Jackson County Commissioner Position Three, but Roberts is running as both the republican and democratic candidate, while Talbert represents the Independent Party. Roberts, who is a registered Republican, won the Republican Primary Election in May. According to the Jackson County Elections … Continue reading »

Riverside Park Gets a New Playground

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Part of Riverside Park in Grants Pass will be temporarily closed for playground renovations starting October 1. The Grants Pass Parks and Recreation department is tearing down the old wooden playground, and replacing it with a new $140,000 steel playground. “There’s a lot of adventure areas on this park so the … Continue reading »

Library Prepares for November Elections

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine Community Libraries are gearing up for the November elections. After collecting thousands of signatures last spring, a library taxing district is on the ballot. The voting campaign “Yes! Libraries Matter” is now in full swing.  Yard signs will start going out this weekend, and supporters will be going door to … Continue reading »

Man Wanted for Arson, Attempted Murder

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man is wanted in Klamath County for Arson and Attempted Murder. The Klamath County Sheriff’s office in conjunction with the Klamath County District Attorney and the Oregon State Police are conducting an investigation of an Arson Fire that happened Monday. The structure located at 3547 Crest St. was occupied by two … Continue reading »

Riverside Park Getting a Make Over

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Riverside Park in Grants Pass is getting a new playground structure. It’s going to be a 4-6 week process to take the current one out and replace it. The City’s Parks Department is spending about $140,000 on the project and is planning for it to be handicap accessible, similar to … Continue reading »

First diagnosed case of Ebola in U.S.

(CNN) — [Breaking news alert published at 5:50 p.m. ET] A person traveling from Liberia to the United States has been diagnosed with Ebola, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters Tuesday. The person, whose identity was not released, left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the … Continue reading »

Campos Pleads Guilty to Ashland Murder

MEDFORD, Ore. – Othon Robert Campos pleaded guilty to Murder, First Degree Robbery and First Degree Burglary in Jackson County Court Tuesday morning. He murdered Frank Damiano, also known as Tony Della Penna, almost exactly a year ago. Campos is scheduled to be sentenced on January 30th. However, as part of his plea deal, he has … Continue reading »

Coats for Kids Campaign Keeps Kids Warm

MEDFORD, Ore., — Do you have gently-used coats hanging in the closet that are never worn? Kids in Southern Oregon need those coats to keep them warm during the coming cold and wet weather. The cooler temperatures are on their way and NewsWatch12 wants to make sure local children are ready for them.  NewsWatch 12, … Continue reading »

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