Man Suspected of Sexually Abusing Boys

ASHLAND, Ore. — A man living in Ashland is suspected of sexually abusing two boys. Ashland Police say early September, 19-year-old Avery Simpson abused two boys, ages 5 and 6 the first time he babysat them. Officers say the two children came forward to their parents about it. Simpson was a mutual family friend. “We know people who engage … Continue reading »

Ashland Crews Investigate Grass Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Fire crews said fire prevention tactics by a landowner may have bought them some time to stop a grass fire Monday night. Ashland firefighters received a call about 8 p.m. about a fire burning near A and 6th Streets. When they arrived, they saw the flames were actually burning in a field … Continue reading »

Ashland Increases Security for Parade

ASHLAND, Ore. — A lot of Fourth of July events are planned around Southern Oregon but violent events across the country are impacting our region’s preparations. In light of the April bombing at the Boston Marathon, many police departments are stepping up security. Crews were out earlier today in Ashland posting signs like no parking … Continue reading »

Police Train For Campus Shooting

ASHLAND, Ore. — The situation was staged. The guns were artificial and the injuries were fake. Local police said, however, the experience and skills gained are very real. “We just want to be able to respond to any active threat that would come onto a college campus or high school campus and be prepared for … Continue reading »

Football Players Charged In Sex Assault

ASHLAND, Ore. — Police said a student who was not part of the Ashland High School football team instigated sexual hazing by several football team mates. Investigators know of at least four underclassman who were victimized. Four Ashland High School football players are facing sexual assault charges stemming from a reported incident at a football … Continue reading »

Close Friend Remembers David Grubbs

ASHLAND, Ore. — Monday marks the one year anniversary of David Grubbs’ death. He was found nearly decapitated on the bike path in Ashland. One woman said her son and David were friends throughout school. She told Newswatch 12 David’s death is like losing a son. She said close friends at Shop-n-Kart are also unable … Continue reading »

Multiple Citations Given to Violators

ASHLAND, Ore. — Since the exclusion zone ordinance went in effect last month, police officers handed out more than 40 citations. Recently, officers finished up hundreds of pamphlets to hand out to violators. Anyone who breaks five specific city laws will get one. It includes scattering rubbish, making unnecessary noise, having an animal that causes … Continue reading »

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