Fire Destroys Two Structures in Merlin

MERLIN, Ore. — The Rural Metro Fire Department in Grants Pass started getting calls from concerned neighbors Monday around 9:15 p.m. that said they heard explosions and saw embers in the sky. When Rural Metro arrived at 4285 Quartz Creek Rd. at about 10:00 p.m., two structures were fully engulfed in flames on the same … Continue reading »

Man Rescued from Bottom of Cliff

NEAR BROOKINGS, Ore. — A Brookings man was saved via a search and rescue mission Friday evening after the Curry County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 transfer call from the Brookings Police Department alerting them of the situation. Residents of the Rainbow Rock Condominiums just north of Brookings on Highway 101 reported that a male … Continue reading »

Shooting Investigation in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An individual was shot on Oregon Avenue in Klamath Falls this morning and the shooter has been identified. Today, the Klamath Falls Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Oregon Avenue on the report of a shooting. Once Police were on scene they found the individual who had been shot … Continue reading »

Crab Boat Captain Cited for Pollution

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — A commercial crab boat captain was cited by an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper for Water Pollution related to an investigation into last week’s dumping of an estimated 5,000 pounds of rotten, skinned mink carcasses into the water at the Port of Brookings in Curry County. During … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jasmine

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s Friday which means it’s time to meet our Pet of the Week on NewsWatch 12 Midday. We spoke to Kristina Lanier with Committed Alliance To Strays, or C.A.T.S., today and she introduced us to Jasmine. Jasmine is a cat looking for a new home, watch the video above to get to … Continue reading »

AIFF Kicks Off Opening Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Today, NewsWatch 12 This Morning got to speak with Anne Ashbey, Executive Director for the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and hear about all the events and shows planned for this weekend. The Festival opened today at 12 noon at the Varsity Theater in Ashland. The Opening night party will be held at … Continue reading »

Decisions on Medical Marijuana

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council voted unanimously at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting to enact a one year moratorium on dispensaries. The moratorium spans from May 1st, 2014 through May 1st, 2015. However, the Council also approved an ordinance to ban medical marijuana within City limits altogether. Therefore, even after the … Continue reading »

Fort Klamath Man Arrested for Sex Abuse

FORT KLAMATH, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 58-year old Fort Klamath man Tuesday evening after a warrant was issued for his arrest for Sex Abuse. On Tuesday, April 1st at approximately 8:20 p.m., OSP troopers contacted Efren Valencia, 58, at his residence in the 52000 block of Highway 62 and took him … Continue reading »

Death Investigation in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of the State Medical Examiner’s Office, is continuing the investigation today into the death of a 60-year old Klamath Falls man whose body was found this morning in the brush off OC&E Woods Line State Trail near Olene in Klamath County. The … Continue reading »

Missing Man in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. —  Phoenix Police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing man. Joseph Hassell was staying at The Phoenix Motel at 510 North Main Street in Phoenix since Tuesday, April 1st and was scheduled to check out on June 1st, according to Police.  Hassell was last seen by the hotel manager … Continue reading »

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