Bill Proposes Pesticide Ban

SALEM, Ore. — Legislators in Salem are looking to make some major changes in order to preserve bee populations — including a potential ban on some popular pesticides. The House of Representatives is currently looking at five bills aimed at protecting pollinators. Most do things like fund education programs or research, and set rules for … Continue reading »

Controversial Asphalt Plant Remains Open

TALENT, Ore. — A controversial asphalt plant in talent will continue to operate, at least for the time being. On Thursday, the county gave land-use approval to Mountain View Pavement after a four-year land use battle with neighboring residents. Neighbors in the next-door Mountain View Estates had challenged the plant based on the smell, noise, … Continue reading »

Dead Body Found in Yreka Creek

YREKA, Calif. — Police are investigating a suspicious death after the body of an unidentified man was found in Yreka Creek on Thursday. In a news release, Yreka Police Department report a man discovered the body and called police at around 1:30 Thursday afternoon. The body was found south of Montague Road. Members of the … Continue reading »

Police Chase & Crash Causes Power Outage

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man faces charges after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle during a police chase, and knocking out power for nearly 800 Medford residents. According to police, late Wednesday night 19-year-old Nelson Martinez crashed into a power pole at Roberts and Keene Way during a car chase with police. The vehicle, a 2002 Chevy Silverado truck, was also stolen, … Continue reading »

4 Arrested in Deadly Museum Attack

(CNN) — International museums are on high alert Thursday morning after a deadly attack at a popular tourist attraction in Northern Africa. Four people have now been arrested in the shooting that left as many as 23 people dead. Police said the shooters, each armed with assault rifles, entered the crowded museum and opened fire. … Continue reading »

Accused of Trying to Kill an 85 Year Old

MEDFORD, Ore.– A Medford man was arrested for seriously injuring an 85-year-old woman. Police said they responded to reports of an assault at the adult foster facility on Keene Way Dr., around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Police said the woman was gardening outside the facility when 65-year-old James Lowman picked up a brick and hit … Continue reading »

Forming Plan for Air Emergency Response

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– The Josephine County Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to map out and allocate air ambulance resources. Commissioners met Tuesday night to talk about response options between Oregon Lifeguard and Mercy Flights for emergency situations in Josephine County. The plan for mapping is based on emergency responses with the closest aircraft … Continue reading »

Gas Leak in White City Closes Road

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Cleanup is complete after a gas leak in White City that forced a road closure. On Wednesday at about 3:12 A.M., Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies, Fire District 3 and medical personnel responded to a reported gas leak at the Linde Corporation in the 400 block of W. Antelope Rd. Apparently there was … Continue reading »

Veteran Accused of Trying to Join ISIS

(ABC) NEW YORK — A U.S. Air Force Veteran is expected in a New York courtroom Wednesday morning. Tairod Pugh is accused of plotting to travel to Syria and join the terror group ISIS. The 47-year old aviation mechanic was arrested in January. The FBI said they found nearly 200 Jihadi videos on his computer, … Continue reading »

Neighbors Shaken After Medford Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — An all-night standoff led to a man dead and a neighborhood shaken. NewsWatch 12 was on scene when the shots rang out. Since this all started yesterday neighbors in the area say law enforcement has been a heavy presence. Police say they did make contact with the man yesterday afternoon, and brought in … Continue reading »

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