Residential Debris Burning Season Starts

MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting Sunday. March 1st, residential burning of yard trimmings, leaves and brush is allowed outside of city limits. Fire officials say burns must happen on declared burn days, and people must have a permit on hand.  Anyone who wishes to burn must also make sure it is a designated burn day. That can … Continue reading »

Follow Up on Sightings of Missing Teen

OCALA, Florida — Ocala Police in Florida confirm they have received about seven tips that Hannah Thomas-Garner has been spotted in the Ocala area. The latest one said the teen was seen on Saturday at a Walmart on Silver Springs Boulevard near the Ocala National Forest. Previous reports said Thomas-Garner was possibly at a rainbow … Continue reading »

Felony Assault in a Domestic Dispute

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. —  A man is in the Josephine County Jail today after a felony assault in a domestic dispute. According to the report from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department, 31-year-old Vern Ellesbury is charged with felony 4th degree domestic strangulation, domestic menacing and interfering with a 911 report. The report says Ellesbury and his … Continue reading »

Community Supported Agriculture Sign Ups

TALENT, Ore. — Farms from around the country are celebrating National Community Supported Agriculture or CSA Sign-Up Day on February 28. The day encourages food consumers to buy a share of their local farm’s harvest for the 2015 season. Farmers say there are many advantages to participating in CSA. First, farmers receive payment early in the … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Trailer Home in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Two people are in the hospital after a double-wide trailer home was completely engulfed in a fire Saturday morning in White City. The fire happened just before 11 a.m. at a mobile home park in the 2000 block of Falcon Street. Neighbors say it was a matter of minutes before the entire home … Continue reading »

Rollover on Crater Lake Ave

MEDFORD, Ore. — Rollover crash on Crater Lake and Whittle. No injuries, but one driver’s pitbull is now missing. Find out how two good samaritans helped on the scene. Details at NewsWatch 12 at 5 & 6 tonight.

Shell Closing to Make Way for In-N-Out

MEDFORD, Ore. — Representatives have confirmed that the Rogue Valley Mall Shell Gas Station will close Monday at midnight to make way for an In-N-Out Burger restaurant. The City of Medford received plans for the restaurant proposal in January, and a public meeting is planned for March 6th at 12 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City … Continue reading »

Man Faces Dozens of Sex Abuse Charges

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man faces nearly three dozen felony sexual abuse and pornography charges. 41-year-old Darin Lee Mullica was arrested late in Littleton, Colorado on a Jackson County fugitive warrant and transferred to the Jackson County Jail on February 26th. Mullica pled not guilty today and opted for a court-appointed attorney. Detectives said … Continue reading »

Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man suspected of stabbing an employee of Abby’s Pizza and robbing the store has been taken into custody. On Friday February 20th, police responded to Abby’s on Williams Highway for a reported stabbing. The Department of Public Safety said a white male wearing what was described as a ski mask … Continue reading »

Deadly Crash Injures Local Family

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. – A Pleasant Hill man is dead following a head-on crash on Highway 58 that also injured family from Klamath County. The crash was about 6:15 P.M. Thursday night. Troopers say the truck driven by 66-year-old Glen Prater went into oncoming traffic, hitting another truck. Prater died at the scene; the man, … Continue reading »

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