Train Derails Outside Los Angeles

OXNARD, Calif (CNN) — More than 30 people were injured in a crash involving a Metrolink passenger train Tuesday morning. Metrolink said the engineer and conductor are among those injured. According to the Ventura County Fire Department there are no fatalities. The train was heading southbound toward Los Angeles When it hit a tractor-trailer. Five … Continue reading »

Ashland Fountain’s Future Becomes Solid

  ASHLAND, Ore., — Neither the City of Ashland nor the Oregon Shakespeare Festival wanted the leaky fountain which used to stand in front of the Black Swan Theatre. The marble fountain was constructed which was created about 25 years ago. The city asked for bids but no one seemed interested. In the last hour … Continue reading »

Squatter Burglarizes Vacant Home

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  Squatting has been a significant issue since the height of the recession. During that time, Josephine County was hit with a high number of foreclosures, and resulting vacancies. While the housing market has mostly rebounded, the criminal activity associated with some empty homes lingers. Over the weekend, a home in the 1200 … Continue reading »

New Undersheriff Position in Jackson Co.

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Five candidates are in the running to become the new undersheriff at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.  The addition of the position is one of the many changes being made since Sheriff Corey Falls took office. Of the five applicants, three are internal candidates. The other two are outside candidates, but currently work … Continue reading »

OSF: Behind the Curtain – Show Selection

ASHLAND, Ore., — The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is celebrating its 80th year. OSF and NewsWatch 12 have teamed up to bring you further behind the scenes than ever before.   This year there are 11 plays, three of which are Shakespearean. Among the other eight, two are musicals, three are world premiers and one is … Continue reading »

Search Finds Illegal Artifact Operation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division in Klamath Falls has concluded a seven-month-long investigation into the unlawful take, possession and sale of archaeological artifacts. According to police, on February 19th a search warrant served at the residence of 46-year-old Douglas Cotallese resulted in the recovery of several archaeological … Continue reading »

Wanted Fugitive Taken Into Custody

HARBOR, Ore. — A report of a domestic dispute in Curry County has led to the arrest of a wanted fugitive. Friday afternoon, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible domestic dispute near Shopping Center Ave. in Harbor. Apparently the caller reported hearing a woman screaming for help. After a short … Continue reading »

HeatlthWatch: Peanut Allergies and Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new study suggests that advice keeping children away from peanuts to reduce risk of allergic reaction did more harm than good. A long-awaited clinical trial found that small children who avoided peanuts for the first five years of their lives were up to seven times more likely to wind up with peanut … Continue reading »

New Sheriff Continues Office Shakeup

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County’s new sheriff is continuing to shake things up by restructuring the chain of command. Starting Monday, Sheriff Corey Falls will begin holding interviews for an undersheriff’s position within the Sheriff’s Department. The successful candidate would act as the number two person in charge at the Sheriff’s Office; right now … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Weekend Burglaries

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are searching for suspects after a string of burglaries over the weekend. According to investigators, the first happened in the 400 block of Kenwood Ave. Apparently the residence was under construction and the suspects removed several new sets of door handles and knobs as well as some tools. The second burglary … Continue reading »

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