Cave Junction Man Arrested for Stabbing

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A 22-year old man is behind bars today after an altercation and stabbing occurred Wednesday afternoon in Cave Junction. At about 4:23 p.m., an altercation broke out between two men who lived in separate trailers at 5646 Rockydale Rd. in Cave Junction. During the altercation, Brian F. Ellington Jr. allegedly stabbed … Continue reading »

Local Kids Get “Inspired”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some kids in the Rogue Valley are taking home new books this week. The “Be Inspired” campaign is giving away more than eight million books to schools across the country. NewsWatch 12′s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with the Area Manager for the local SMART program that helped get several of these books locally. … Continue reading »

Judge Set to Hear About Gay Marriage Ban

EUGENE, ore.– A federal judge is set to hear oral arguments over the constitutionality of a voter-approved ban of same-sex marriage, Wednesday. Four same-sex couples filed a lawsuit claiming the ban discriminates against gays and lesbians and serves no legitimate government interest. No one will defend the ban before the judge, Wednesday, because Attorney General … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s Awarded Blue Sky Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2014 and in celebration St. Mary’s School announced it was awarded the Pacific Power Blue Sky Grant worth up to $150,000. The grant will fund purchasing and installing solar panels for an existing solar ready building on campus, according to St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s said the … Continue reading »

Methamphetamine Seized in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A large amount of methamphetamine was located Friday morning after the Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement (MADGE) team served a search warrant after a two month long investigation. The investigation led the MADGE team, accompanied by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), to a residence … Continue reading »

Interstate 5 Work Postponed Due to Rain

PHOENIX, Ore. — The rainy weather forecast for this week has postponed work on Interstate 5 until further notice north of Phoenix which would have channeled traffic into a single lane. In a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Project Manager Tim Fletcher said, “You cannot stripe when the weather is wet, it’s … Continue reading »

SOU’s Avila Gets Centrowitz’s Attention

EUGENE, Ore. – Eric Avila already proved he can compete with the top collegiate runners in the nation when he set the best time in the 5,000 Meter Run at the Stanford Invitational earlier this month. On Saturday, Avila established his presence among the best overall runners in the country. Avila finished 0.33 seconds behind … Continue reading »

Governor Signs Basin Agreement

NEAR CHILOQUIN, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber and other Oregon and California leaders are gathering this morning for the official signing of the historic Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement. Members include Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce Kathryn Sullivan, California Resources Secretary John Laird, Klamath … Continue reading »

Two Men Arrested for Marijuana Delivery

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Two men from Washington were arrested Thursday night after an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper discovered they were hauling about 45 pounds of marijuana and a quarter pound of hash in their vehicle. The OSP trooper stopped the Saturn station wagon around 11:00 p.m. Thursday for a speeding violation. The driver, … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Man Charged for Sex Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 37-year old man from Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Tuesday for rape and sexual abuse allegations involving a female who was a minor at the time of the alleged offenses. At about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, OSP detectives arrested Joseph A. Calderon and lodged him … Continue reading »

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