Candidates Hope to Fill Richardson Seat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The race is on for several positions this election. Dennis Richardson held the office for State Representative House District 4 for nearly 12 years. Now, he is the republican candidate in the governor’s race and two new candidates seek his current seat. Duane Stark is the Republican candidate looking to earn … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and riders celebrated 50 years of Mt. Ashland, and are hoping for another 50 years to come. The mountain held its anniversary celebration Saturday. Many of the attendees saw the mountain for the first time in a while given the lack of snow last season. Community members celebrated in the Mt. … Continue reading »

Teen in Critical Condition

MEDFORD, Ore.– A teenager is reported to be in critical condition, after crashing with a semi on Interstate 5. Oregon Police said she had to be extracted from her car. They said it happened as she was entering the freeway from Crater Lake Highway. They said she got caught underneath the semi and was drug for a … Continue reading »

Convicted Felon Sentenced to 15 years

MEDFORD, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drugs and being a felon in possession of firearms. Vincent Sanchez is expected to serve 15 years, with another five years of supervised probation afterwards. This is the minimum mandatory prison sentence for anyone who possesses a firearm or ammunition … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Alleged Trespass Assault

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Police have arrested a man accused of following and hitting an alleged trespasser with his vehicle. On September 15, Police responded to a trespassing report on First St. Investigators said the resident jumped in his truck and followed the accused trespasser when they tried to run away. Police said the driver … Continue reading »

“Beauty After Breast Cancer”

ASHLAND, Ore. — Nationally one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life, and now a group of local women are choosing to bare it all for a new book. Katelyn Carey, a local nurse, got the idea for her book titled “Beauty after Breast Cancer,” after noticing … Continue reading »

Jackson County Talks Water Management

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County is looking to the state of Colorado as a model for a sustainable water project called the WISE project. Southern Oregon WISE stands for Water for Irrigation, Streams and Economy. Jackson County is currently working on finding funding to bring this project to Southern Oregon. The WISE Project in … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Approves Marijuana Tax

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council unanimously approved a marijuana tax at Monday’s City Council meeting in anticipation of Measure 91 passing on the November Election. The Council approved a 10 percent recreational marijuana tax and 5 percent for medical marijuana. The stipulation is after the election, the Council can adjust the … Continue reading »

Man Eludes Police, Still Searching

[UPDATE WEDNESDAY, 10:40 A.M.] Medford Police reported they caught Terrence Chavers late Tuesday afternoon. They said detectives pulled over a suspicious car and arrested Chavers without incident. MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police are searching for a man they said led them on a chase after a traffic stop. Police said 25-year-old Terrance Chavers was stopped just … Continue reading »

Web Extra:Oregon Candidates for Governor

Medford, Ore.– In just about two weeks we will find out the results of the 2014, November Election. Incumbent John Kitzhaber is up against Representative Dennis Richardson for the governor’s seat. Both Candidates talked with Newswatch 12 about some of the key issues for the state including the botched health exchange and Southern Oregon’s economy.

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