Rain Pours on Onion Mountain Fire

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Rain continues to fall on the Onion  Mountain Fire and the National Weather Service in Medford estimates the amount of rain that has fallen in the past day is equivalent to 20,000 bucket drops. Containment is officially listed at 80% but fire officials believe the end has come. “This rain, it … Continue reading »

Burn Areas At Risk For Flash Flooding

MEDFORD, Ore. — The intense fire season paired with rainstorms moving into the area could be a danger to communities near burn areas. The fires have stripped the ground of any grass and plants, only leaving ash and debris in their place. With loose ground, flash floods are more likely to happen. The Oregon Bureau … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Visits Onion Mt. Fire

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Onion Mountain Fire is holding steady at approximately 4,000 acres. All evacuations have been lifted for the areas affected. The fire sits at 40 percent containment. Today, Senator Wyden toured the fire line and spoke with fire officials about this fire and impact on the community. Tonight on NewsWatch … Continue reading »

36 Pit Fire Jumps Clackamas River

ESTACADA, Ore. (CNN) — Fire crews in Northwest Oregon took to the skies to battle the huge 36 Pit Fire. The blaze has been burning for more than a week near Estacada, about thirty miles southeast of Portland. Over the weekend, the fire jumped the Clackamas river, despite firefighters’ efforts to contain it So far, … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Crash Kills Woman

NEAR ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating Sunday evening’s motorcycle-involved crash on I-5 south of Roseburg that killed a female adult passenger and injured two adult males. On September 21st at about 6:35 p.m., a 2009 Harley Davidson driven by Kevin Wiltrout, 32 from Phoenix, Ore. was traveling down the on-ramp to southbound … Continue reading »

New Mandatory Evacuations for Happy Camp

[UPDATE 11:52 A.M.] Effective at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a mandatory evacuation for residents of Kelsey Creek Road from Scott River Road. This includes parts of Boulder Creek Rd. to the North West towards Kelsey Creek. Forest Service Roads 44N24, and any other side roads not listed here. Once … Continue reading »

Teenager Arrested for Attempted Murder

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police say in the early morning hours of August 25th an attempted murder took place in a church parking lot. Now a 17 year- old has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder and police are continuing their investigation looking for other suspects. Two and a half weeks ago, an … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Preparing for Baby #2

I’m ready. Well, as ready as you can be with a baby on the way. Yesterday I spent my day off packing my hospital bag (yes, three weeks later than suggested), put together a big brother kit for my son, wrote down the 24 hour schedule for my son, packed his overnight bag and wrote a … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Action on Oregon Trail Fraud

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff is sending four Oregon Trail cards back to Salem after they were confiscated in recent drug arrests. Four men have been arrested over the past two weeks with four things in common. Each of those men had loaded guns, large amounts of drugs and cash as well … Continue reading »

Police Locate Missing Woman

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville Police have located the missing Jacksonville woman who went missing on Friday. Police came out to the home off 66-year old Jani Bennett on the 500 block of Applegate Road at 8 p.m Friday. According to Bennett’s husband, she had been experiencing mental health issues. She apparently had left her home … Continue reading »

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