Canine Units Return from Oso Landslide

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two Jackson County search and rescue canine units have returned after helping in the Washington landslide. The teams arrived at the scene on March 31 to help search teams and worked three full days at the site. The dogs, Abby and Lily, are specially trained to track the scent of human remains. … Continue reading »

Four Run for Jackson County Commissioner

MEDFORD, Ore. – Four republican candidates are running for two open Jackson County Commissioner seats. On Tuesday night, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation hosted a candidate forum at the Medford Library. The two candidates running for Commissioner position one are Rick Dyer and Henry Marlowe, and the two candidates running for position three are Colleen Roberts … Continue reading »

Man Arrested in Business Burglary

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man accused of stealing $60,000 worth of tools and equipment from his employer was arrested by Medford Police officers this morning. In March, the Medford Police Department was contacted by a local Electrical Contractor who reported an internal theft. The business reported that its employee, 24-year old Dustin Jackson, had worked … Continue reading »

Jackson County Officer Added to Memorial

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Two of Oregon’s fallen officers are being added to a special memorial in Salem. The memorial honors more than 178 Oregon law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since the 1880′s. Reserve Officer Robert Libke of Oregon City and Deputy Charles Basye from the Jackson County Sherriff’s Office were … Continue reading »

Satire Performance for GMO Campaign

MEDFORD, Ore.–  Activists fighting for the Jackson County GMO Free Measure are using a bit of satire to push back against the opposition. Actors dressed in costumes to represent wealthy business people and performed a skit at the Medford Growers and Crafters Market on Thursday. They were armed with a wheelbarrow full of “cash” and handed out … Continue reading »

Josephine County Voters’ Pamphlet Out

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The Josephine County Voters’ pamphlet for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election is officially out and posted to the County Clerk’s website.  The last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is April 29th. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to the registered voters of … Continue reading »

Jackson Declares Drought Emergency

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County Board of Commissioners are asking the governor to declare an emergency drought for the area. On Wednesday, the board took the first step to get help for agencies and individuals affected by the dry conditions by declaring an emergency drought for Jackson County. The declaration will now move to … Continue reading »

Jackson County in State of Emergency

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners this morning officially declared Jackson County a local disaster zone and approved a request to declare state of emergency for drought. NewsWatch 12′s reporter in the meeting this morning said Commissioners said this year Southern Oregon has seen the least snow pack ever and the smallest amount of precipitation … Continue reading »

VA to Open After Norovirus Outbreak

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA SORCC will open its doors for business again on Thursday, March 13 after a norovirus outbreak. The outbreak caught VA officials’ attention last Wednesday and they immediately took steps to cancel appointments and close the facility to patients until it was resolved. The facility will continue to take extra … Continue reading »

Classmates Meet Face-To-Face

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The virtual Charter school Oregon Connections Academy held a meet-and-greet on Friday for its students and family members. There were 25 to 30 students that met at the Central Point Grange, grades K through Eight, who learned about aviation through making paper airplanes. They also had the opportunity to meet their … Continue reading »

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