Sheriff Winters Plans to Retire

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters announced he wants to retire at the end of his term, which is the end of this year. Early Thursday afternoon, NewsWatch12’s Ron Brown sat down in an exclusive interview with Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters to discuss his plans to retire, and publicly endorse his … Continue reading »

New Jail Addition Will Hold 62 Inmates

MEDFORD, Ore. — After two years, and more than $2 million, work is done on a new addition to the Jackson County Jail. Sheriff Mike Winters and jail staff officially unveiled the new space, located in the jail’s basement. The area had previously been used as office space for the sheriff’s office. 62 more inmates … Continue reading »

Sheriff Candidates Answer Questions

MEDFORD, Ore. — The three candidates for Jackson County Sheriff made their pitch to voters Thursday. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, Sheriff’s Deputy Bob Sergi, and Ashland Police Deputy Chief Corey Falls answered questions during a public forum put on by the League of Women Voters. The three candidates took turn answering questions from the … Continue reading »

Second Murder Suspect in Custody

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff is saying “case closed” in the murder of Ashland resident Frank Damiano. Now, local prosecutors are preparing for trial. Othon Campos, Jr. the second suspect in that murder, is in custody after being caught over the weekend. According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, the two suspects, Othon … Continue reading »

Two Officers Running for Sheriff Spot

MEDFORD, Ore. — There are several candidates who plan to run for the position of sheriff in Jackson County in the May 2014 primary. The current sheriff of Jackson County, Mike Winters, plans to run this coming May. So far, two people plan to run against him. Lieutenant Bob Sergi with the Jackson County Sheriff’s … Continue reading »

Arbitrator Rules In County’s Favor

MEDFORD, Ore. — The bargaining efforts between Jackson County and Sheriff’s employees are over. The Sheriff’s Office confirmed that an arbitrator ruled in favor of the county earlier today and that may help prevent dozens of layoffs at the Sheriff’s Office. A Jackson County Commissioner says the decision means the 66 employees who received pink … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Sheriff Winters Conference

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to confirm that employees have received their pink slips. The sheriff says those 66 employees will lose their jobs unless the office can find more sources of funding.

Jackson Co. Sheriff Announces Layoffs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to confirm that employees have received their pink slips. The sheriff says those 66 employees will lose their jobs unless the office can find more sources of funding. Sheriff Winters is putting the blame on the federal government. He says decreased … Continue reading »

Merkley Discusses Debt Ceiling, Gun Laws

MEDFORD, Ore. — Congress has voted to raise the debt ceiling to pay the nation’s bills through May. Included with the debt limit measure is a provision pressuring lawmakers to adopt a budget or have their congressional pay withheld. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley says those bills have to be paid, even if that means adding … Continue reading »