Police Investigate West Medford Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire fighters responded to a call of a home on fire near South Peach Street and West 12th Street in Medford just after 10:00 Monday night. The Medford police department is now doing an initial investigation on each fire in Medford before fire fighters even determine if a fire is suspicious. This … Continue reading »

More Jail Beds To Open In August

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Beginning in August, the days of cite and release for some Grants Pass criminals will be over. A contract allowing the city of Grants Pass to rent up to 30 jail beds was approved and is just weeks from kicking in. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officials say property crimes … Continue reading »

Murder Investigation Continues In Yreka

YREKA, Calif. — There are no shelters, no steady food donations, but still a large homeless population in Yreka. Homeless man Joseph Westergard said things have changed. “There are no resources here anymore, they’re pretty much cutting everything out,” said Westergard. No homeless could be seen camped along Yreka Creek Tuesday afternoon after Yreka Police … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Crash in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Newswatch 12 has received reports of a motorcycle crashing into a vehicle in Central Point, on the corner of Hopkins Road and Bursell Road. Police and ambulance crews were dispatched. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Shooting Suspect Speaks to Police

MEDFORD, Ore. – A shooting suspect showed up to the Medford Police Department to provide a statement regarding his involvement in a weekend shooting. Police say an argument between two men led to one trying to shoot the other in the face. The shooting occurred on Mace Road at around 1:45 Saturday morning. Police say … Continue reading »

Ex-Ashland City Councilman Trial Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. – A jury will decide if an officer used excessive force and violated the rights of a former Ashland city councilman. In 2011, Eric Navickas was protesting with a group about the expansion of the Mount Ashland ski area without a permit. Navickas resisted an arrest where police say he exaggerated the force and slammed into … Continue reading »

Gunshots Bring Police to Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. — Officers flooded into a Medford neighborhood Tuesday night when gun shots rang out. Officials say it happened right off Columbus Avenue on Benson Street. When officers arrived, the suspects had fled the scene. Police have now learned that the suspects pulled up in a vehicle shooting three rounds of gunfire before then … Continue reading »

A 7-Hour Search For Suspect Is Now Over

[UPDATE] After a seven hour search overnight, Medford Police arrested Abdul Blair. Medford Police say Blair has violated a restraining order several times by going to a home on Table Rock Road. They say he went to that home again last night and stole a computer, cell phone and other items. Police say they arrested Blair … Continue reading »

Volunteers Get Flood Evacuation Training

PHOENIX, Ore. – The Bear Creek community is practicing how to save lives in flood situations with an emergency evacuation simulation. Community emergency response teams, or CERT volunteers, were sent out on a door-to-door exercise Saturday to see how quickly they could evacuate locals in the event of a flood. The training is called the … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Fatal Crash

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police are still investigating Friday’s fatal traffic crash on Highway 97 about a mile north of Klamath Falls. The crash involved a motorcycle and a commercial truck. The passenger on the motorcycle, Diana Bowden, age 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle driver, Roderick Washington Sr., … Continue reading »

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