New Sheriffs for Jackson & Josephine Co.

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County will have its first new sheriff in 12 years. Corey Falls beat out the current sheriff, Mike Winters. The preliminary results showed Falls up at about 77%, against Winters at 22%. “It’s extremely humbling,” said Falls. “The support I’ve gotten throughout this process has been humbling and I really appreciate … Continue reading »

Oregon Election November 2014 Results

Here is where you’ll find the latest numbers for the 2014 Oregon General Election. These are the preliminary results released by county election offices and the Oregon Secretary of State. Numbers will start coming in at 8 p.m. and this page will be updated on Election Night until 11:30 p.m. This article highlights the top-watched candidates … Continue reading »

Search for Missing Medford Man

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson County Search and Rescue are currently searching for a 42-year-old Medford man. The Sheriff’s Office says Shawn May was last seen on Friday around 5:30 p.m. in the Prospect area. He told his girlfriend he was going to take the back roads back into Medford. He … Continue reading »

Sheriff Winters Outspent by Corey Falls

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Sheriff Mike Winters has announced his plans to retire at the end of his term, unofficially conceding the race and endorsing opponent Corey Falls. The decision comes after months of campaigning in which Winters was vastly outspent by Falls. According to the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, Winters had raised $6,611 … Continue reading »

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 »

Officials Warn of Unauthorized Event

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents of an unauthorized event. They say a man is approaching local businesses and telling them about a fundraiser at the Jackson County Expo’s ponds where people can pan for gold. Sheriff’s officials said the man claims 10% of the profits from the gold … Continue reading »

Sheriff Candidate Meets Voters

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff Candidate Corey Falls is touring the area in preparation for the November election. Falls, the Current Deputy Chief of Police in Ashland, appeared to voters in a small town hall meeting in Gold Hill. Gold Hill doesn’t have a police department and relies on the sheriff’s department for … Continue reading »

Officers Half Through Firearm Training

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Officers from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies are halfway through a special firearms training, and gearing up for the second and final day. They are competing on a range designed by the National Rifle Association. Friday, officers practiced tactical skills, and were also evaluated in a competition-style training. … Continue reading »

Names Released of Chase Suspects

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Police released the names of the suspects who they said stole a car and then led them on a pursuit late Tuesday night. The Jackson County Sheriff said a deputy spotted a car that matched the description of a stolen vehicle in White City. The deputy said the car took off, … Continue reading »

Another Person Suspects Home Was Shot

  WHITE CITY, Ore. — Another person in the neighborhood of Saturday night’s drive by shooting believes her house fell victim to the violence as well. Griselda Marney returned from a weekend away yesterday and noticed what she believes to be two bullet holes in her house. This comes after a suspected drive by shooting … Continue reading »

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