Happy Camp Evacuations Changed

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. – Mandatory evacuations for certain areas near the Happy Camp Complex changed to advisories on Saturday. Starting at 2:00 P.M. the Siskiyou County Sheriff Office has changed the Mandatory Evacuations to Advisory Evacuations in the following areas on Scott River Road. The area between Scott Bar Post Office at 27233 Scott River Road to … Continue reading »

MADGE Explains Gang and Drug Activity

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Area Gang and Drug Enforcement Team, or “MADGE” says there are 346 known gang members in Jackson County. While this number is up from last year, officials say it does not mean gang activity is increasing. MADGE deals with all drug and gang related crime in the county, and is … Continue reading »

Schools Monitor Air Quality Index Daily

MEDFORD, Ore. — With wildfire smoke in the air, school administrators said they will not hesitate to enforce restrictions that keep kids inside. The Medford School District checks the air quality index three times a day with a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) representative. Then the district sends out e-mails to all of the schools in case of extra precautions. … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Structure Fire Investigated

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a fire that destroyed a garage in Gold Hill and caused several small wildfires this afternoon. That fire created clouds of black smoke visible from I-5, and even forced ODF to send a helicopter to scan the area. Neighbors took some video … Continue reading »

SOU Students Trained in Fire Safety

ASHLAND, Ore. — In just a few weeks students at Southern Oregon University are going to be moving into their dorms, and today resident assistants, or RA’s got a lesson from firefighters on how to stay prepared in case of a fire emergency. Firefighters with Ashland Fire and Rescue set propane filled containers on fire, … Continue reading »

Gang Training Helps Teachers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For about a decade schools in the area have been working to keep gangs out of the classroom. At one point, the problem became so bad that some schools saw violent confrontations, but not anymore. Even today the area has somewhat of a reputation for gang activity. However, for years schools … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Fire Contained

[UPDATE 10:30 a.m.] — ODF Has confirmed that the fire was human caused, however details as to how it was started were not given. Tune in to NewsWatch 12 tonight for more information as the story develops. GOLD HILL, Ore. -  A pile of wood ignited on the banks of the Rogue River near the … Continue reading »

Medford Officers Justified in Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — At today’s conference, District Attorney Beth Heckert announced the officers involved in the shooting on August 24th, were justified for using deadly force. The Grand Jury met for four hours and the 15 jury members deliberated for less than 5 min. The incident happened near Cherry Street and Stewart Avenue, and police reported … Continue reading »

Senior Financial Abuse Growing

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Financial exploitation of seniors is on the rise in Oregon. A new report from the office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations found that reports of financial abuse rose 18 percent from 2012 to 2013. Senior financial abuse has been growing for years. In fact, it’s the most common type of … Continue reading »

Person(s) Wanted by OSP for Poaching

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon State Poilice Fish and Wildlife division needs help locating the person or persons who are involved and responsible for the killing of a large bull elk roughly five miles southeast of Eagle Point. The reward of up to $10,000.00 could be offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in … Continue reading »

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