UPDATE: Police Arrest Second Suspect

[UPDATE 3:10 PM] Medford Police have just reported that officers have arrested another suspect in connection with this overnight stabbing. The suspect is a juvenile and therefore Police are not releasing a name or picture of the suspect. Medford Police said they are still searching for three, possibly even four, more suspects related to the … Continue reading »

Jackson County Heads Region in CART

Medford, Ore. — If there is a ever child abduction case in Southern Oregon, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office now holds the lead role for coordinating a multi-agency response. The Child Abduction Response Team or CART just finished a re-certification process and is now one of only 20 with that certification in the country and … Continue reading »

Signatures Gathered for Library Measure

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.– Ten thousand signatures were turned in to get a library taxing district measure put on the November ballot, Tuesday. Organizers said they only needed just over 7,000 in order to qualify, and it was accomplished two weeks early. The county clerk will now count and verify the signatures.  

Opportunities Available at Career Fair

ASHLAND, Ore. — The unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates is the lowest it’s been since the class of 2007. Tuesday, 40 employers set up tables at the Southern Oregon University career fair. Organizers said there was something for all students, ranging from internships to career opportunities. Organizers said it’s important for students to get … Continue reading »

Another Candidate for Commissioner

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– There is another candidate in the race for Jackson County Commissioner, Position One. Tonia Moro launched her write-in campaign for the Democratic Nomination, Tuesday. She is a Medford attorney and has been a resident for 24 years. She was born in Missouri and was raised in Florida, but currently lives in Talent. … Continue reading »

New Proposals Could Impact Miners

ROGUE RIVER, Ore.–New rules are being proposed to deal with mercury levels in the Rogue River, but gold miners are not happy about it. At a hearing Monday night, miners said they are being blamed for a problem that is not their fault. They say the suction dredges they use also help to filter out … Continue reading »

Elephant Seal Headed to Pittsburgh Zoo

CRESCENT CITY, Ore. — A one and a half year-old elephant seal is on it’s way to the Pittsburgh Zoo from Crescent City. Officials said the seal named Coolio will be the first Northern Elephant Seal in a zoo or aquarium in the United States. Coolio was found last fall at Pebble Beach in Crescent … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley SMART Program Gets Books

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some at-risk kids in the rogue valley will have the opportunity to take home some new books. Newswatch 12, ABC, and First Book recognized the SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) program and awarded 2500 books to the organization through the Be Inspired Campaign. The program consists of over 700 volunteers dedicating time once … Continue reading »

Vigils on the Eve of Oral Arguments

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Several vigils are underway tonight, to celebrate what could be the beginning of a change in gay rights. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane is expected to hear oral arguments to allow gay marriage in the state, Wednesday. The challenge comes after the Supreme Court ruled last year, that parts of the Federal … Continue reading »

Phone Scam Targets Bank of the Cascades

MEDFORD, Ore. — A statewide phone scam has started targeting southern Oregon, and a local bank is urging people to protect their money. The scam is an automated phone call that claims to be from Bank of the Cascades. It asks people to put in their account numbers and other personal information. According to bank … Continue reading »

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