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 »

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 »

Trees and Shrubs Affected by Cold Winter

MEDFORD, Ore. — After the colder-than-average temperatures this winter, you may have noticed your trees and plants have had a harder time bouncing back this spring. Temperatures dropped dangerously low for regional plants during December when the plants were in their dormant state. Now, as we move into spring, some plants are not growing or … Continue reading »

Man Hit and Kills Woman Near Klamath

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man is behind bars, accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal traffic crash. The crash happened Sunday night on Rosewood Lane in Sprague River, near Klamath Falls. Sheriff Deputies said 23-year old Joseph Schuster hit and killed 63-year old Barbara Malo. Officials said she died at … Continue reading »

Dead Bees Found

SHERWOOD, Ore. — A creepy sight in Sherwood this weekend, thousands of dead honey bees were found on a busy street. The bees were found along Highway 99 West Sunday afternoon. Many people driving through the area saw the dying insects and wondered if it’s another insecticide problem. Last year, thousands of dead bumblebees were … Continue reading »

Family Finds Body in Willamette River

Near ALBANY, Ore. –A disturbing discovery for a family hiking near Albany Sunday. The family spotted a body floating in the Willamette River west of Bryant Park around 3pm. Deputies say the body of a white man was floating ten feet from the shoreline and looked as though it had been there for quite some … Continue reading »

Man Rescued from Bottom of Cliff

NEAR BROOKINGS, Ore. — A Brookings man was saved via a search and rescue mission Friday evening after the Curry County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 transfer call from the Brookings Police Department alerting them of the situation. Residents of the Rainbow Rock Condominiums just north of Brookings on Highway 101 reported that a male … Continue reading »

Death Investigation Near Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing to investigate the death of a 66-year old man whose body was found Wednesday around 8:00 a.m. in the back of a burning pickup on a dirt road. The Rocky Point Fire department and EMS, along with OSP responded to the dirt road, south of … Continue reading »

Canine Units Return from Oso Landslide

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two Jackson County search and rescue canine units have returned after helping in the Washington landslide. The teams arrived at the scene on March 31 to help search teams and worked three full days at the site. The dogs, Abby and Lily, are specially trained to track the scent of human remains. … Continue reading »

Orca Show Ban on Hold

SAN DIEGO, Calif.– A bill meant to put a stop to killer whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego, is being put on hold for at least a year. The bill’s author, Democrat Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, says lawmakers are just not ready to vote. The Santa Monica Democrat says the bill would have ended … Continue reading »

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