Oregon Legislation Calls For Drone Ban

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are debating a house bill that would ban the use of drones for hunting and fishing, as well as tracking or harassing wildlife. Drones are popular in recreation, real estate, fire suppression and in some places hunting. In Oregon, it has long been an illegal act to hunt big game … Continue reading »

Ducks Shock the Utes on Senior Night

Courtesy: GoDucks.com EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s NCAA Tournament resume got a major boost and the Ducks reached 20 wins for a school-record fifth straight season with Sunday’s 69-58 victory over No. 9 Utah in Matthew Knight Arena. How It Happened: The first half was relatively even until a 12-2 run by the Ducks (20-8, 10-5 … Continue reading »

Albany Man Accused of Murdering Father

ALBANY, Ore.┬á— An Albany man accused of killing his own father was arraigned on Tuesday afternoon. Martin Ferrero, 26, appeared in court through a web cam monitor from the Linn County Jail. The Albany Police Department says Ferrero killed his 64-year-old father, Thomas Ferrero, Sunday evening. Detectives say after the murder, Ferrero called 911, mumbled … Continue reading »

Oregon Snow Pack At Record Lows

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon’s snow pack is posting record low depths this year, despite normal precipitation. Experts said the reason for that is the persistent warm temperatures, which is turning into the new normal as the climate heats up. The current snow pack measurements show 17 percent of normal for the Klamath Basin, 16 … Continue reading »

Legal Marijuana In the Workplace

COLORADO — Oregon is looking for ways to regulate its soon to be legal recreational marijuana industry, and one of the issues that could come up is marijuana in the workplace. That issue is becoming a topic of conversation in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is already legal. Under state law, employers do not need to … Continue reading »

Victim in Deadly Crash Identified

NEAR HUGO, Ore. — Investigators are releasing new information regarding a deadly crash in Josephine County. The crash happened Monday night on the 1,500 block of Three Pines Rd., near Hugo. Investigators said they received reports of a woman who had been run over by a vehicle. When they arrived, troopers found 52-year old Cheryle … Continue reading »

Oregon is a Concern for Measles Outbreak

Medford, Ore. – ABC’s Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said he is concerned about Oregon as the measles outbreak continues. He said living in a state with low vaccination rates does increase the┬áchance of contracting measles saying, “Oregon is one of the states that really has me worried.” Dr. Besser said he … Continue reading »

Second Trial for Murder Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man accused of murdering his girlfriend over a year ago is expected to appear before a jury Monday morning. The trial for Jose Valencia-Gaona’s trial is scheduled to begin at 9 A.M. before a twelve person jury. His trial originally began last June, but just two days into the trial, the … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Ducks Blow out UCLA

EUGENE, Oregon – Oregon men’s basketball coach Dana Altman and players talk about their 82-64 win against UCLA at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon head coach Dana Altman: Players Jalil Abdul-Bassit & Dwayne Benjamin:

HEALTHWATCH: How Stress Impacts The Body

MEDFORD, Ore. — In anticipation of the 5th Annual Rogue Valley Health Fair on Saturday, January 24th, we were joined on NewsWatch 12 This Morning by a specialist to talk about how stress impacts our bodies. Mark Rich is from the Alphabiotic Brain Balance Center in Ashland. He gives tips on ways to identify the … Continue reading »

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