Fire Officials Ask Community Feedback

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire District 3 is asking community members for feedback and ideas for improving over the next several years. The district held a two-day conference. Leaders from cities, police and assisting agencies all attended. Fire officials say they hold this meeting every three years or so, and use the information to make … Continue reading »

Vet Gets Benefits but No Answers

MEDFORD, Ore., — When Bryan Canon left for Afghanistan several years ago, the Defense Department recognized him as a husband and father of four. When he returned to the U.S. with an injury and was medically retired from the Army the VA knew of his children and spouse but his disability benefits never showed the … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Abduction Suspect Search

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find the man who abducted a jogger near Johns Peak Road Thursday at 11:15 a.m. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s or 50’s with a thin build and “scruffy” facial hair. He was operating an older, “beat up” … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Police Arrest Jeremy McGhee

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police arrested a man accused of stealing a car and causing a car crash. Grants Pass Police arrested 30-year-old Jeremy McGhee on a traffic stop early Friday morning. Police say other people who assisted McGhee in his effort to avoid apprehension, including two other occupants of the vehicle stopped Friday morning, … Continue reading »

Sweet Gingerbread Secrets: Part II

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just in time for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a veteran gingerbread baker shared her secrets to scoring well with the judges. In the second part in this series NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined Vickie Eastwood in the kitchen, who explained how to make candy stained glass windows, marshmallow treat trees, and roofing tile dusted in snow.

Pet of the Week: Trooper

MEDFORD, Ore. — This week’s “Pet of the Week” is Trooper, a five month old Boxer! Trooper came to the shelter with parvovirus, which can be deadly to puppies. But veterinarians at Best Friends Animal Hospital saved his life. He is treat motivated and listens well, and can sit on command. If you’re interested in Trooper contact … Continue reading »

Monitored Person Cleared of Ebola Risk

MEDFORD, Ore. — A person in Jackson County who was under monitoring for potential Ebola risk has now been cleared by county health officials. Jackson County Health and Human Services said Friday that a Person Under Monitoring (PUM) has now successfully completed their 21 days of surveillance and are no longer at risk for developing … Continue reading »

Injured Pedestrian Dies in Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police report a woman who was struck by a vehicle while crossing an intersection has died. Denise Elizabeth Anderson had been in the hospital with severe head injuries since November 15th. Last Saturday, Medford Police say she was hit by a vehicle on the intersection of Crater Lake Avenue and Brookhurst … Continue reading »

1986 Assault Leads To New Connections

MEDFORD, Ore. — Almost 28 years ago, on December 17, 1986, Medford was shaken by a random act of violence, when a young woman was stabbed multiple times walking into work at BiMart. Loretta Russell’s attacker was caught, and is now serving his sentence in the Oregon State Penitentiary. 66-year-old Rodney Halbower has been in … Continue reading »

New Fencing for School Safety

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County School District 9 says safety is its top priority, and is now working on installing full fencing around each campus. At Table Rock Elementary, one opening at a gate is now the only spot you can enter or exit the campus during regular school hours, and it’s locked after … Continue reading »

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