Law Enforcement Train in Traffic Stops

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is working with a wide variety of agencies from all over, trying to make traffic stops safer for police in a three day workshop in Southern Oregon. When police pull someone over, that person may be cooperative, in a medical crisis, or … Continue reading »

State Investigating Sheriff Winters

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore – The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office is investigating the re-election of Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, after receiving an allegation of false information in the November Election Voter Pamphlet. According to officials, this type of investigation may lead to criminal charges. NewsWatch 12 has reached out to Sheriff Winter’s for his reaction, but so far he … Continue reading »

Teen Walks Away With Minor Injuries

MEDFORD, Ore.– The teenager who had to be extracted from her car after a serious wreck on the interstate, is said to be in good condition. Oregon State Police said 16-year-old Taylor Murphy was able to walk away from the hospital with some broken fingers, bumps, and bruises. The accident happened after 5 p.m., Tuesday … Continue reading »

Social Security COLA to Go Up in 2015

UNITED STATES – Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will start with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more … Continue reading »

Baby Bear Cub in Ashland Pharmacy

[UPDATE] The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said they hope to let the baby bear back into the wild by next spring. It is being cared for at PAWS Wildlife Center in Washington State. ASHLAND, Ore. — Some Ashland Rite Aid customers saw a rare site when they went to the store on Sunday.  A one-month-old, … 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 »

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 »

Huson Homicide Two Years Later

MEDFORD, Ore. — Monday marks the two year anniversary of Medford taxi cab driver, William “Huey” Huson’s death.  Detectives working for Medford police are continuing to investigate the case on a daily basis and have high hopes that one day the unknown suspect will be brought to justice. “Hands down, this is the most serious … Continue reading »

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