Ask the Meteorologist: Rain Behavior

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does it rain on one side of the street but not the other?” Laura, White City This is a question we may ask ourselves when we are in desperate need of rainfall.  Our neighbor across the street tells us he got two tenths of an inch, but our rain gauge has … Continue reading »

Attempted Kidnapping in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is responding to an attempted kidnapping in White City. Early reports said it happened on Avenue G, when a Hispanic male allegedly tried to abduct a 12 year-old victim. The suspect is described as 40 to 50 years old, 5′ 8″ tall, possibly wearing an orange shirt, black … Continue reading »

Patrols Increase After White City Rape

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department has announced additional units will patrol in White City, after a 16 year-old girl was raped by a burglar in her home. According to deputies, on Monday, a heavy set man wearing a mask entered a home in the 2700 block of Falcon St. and  sexually … Continue reading »

Search for Burglar Who Raped 16 Year Old

WHITE CITY, Ore.– The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person they believe raped a 16 year old girl in White City, Monday night. Deputies said the attack occurred on the 2700 block of Falcon Street. They said the victim was home alone at the time. She only describes the attacker as stocky and wearing … Continue reading »

Man Arrested in White City SWAT Raid

WHITE CITY, Ore. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has cleared the scene after a swat raid in White City. Forty-year-old Marcial Carillo was wanted by Medford Police for a few days for violating restraining orders. When deputies saw him they pulled a traffic stop, but he tried to escape. After a short chase he barricaded … Continue reading »

Feedback Split at Second VA Town Hall

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thursday the White City VA facility held it’s second town hall. Just over two months ago, the first town hall left some veterans frustrated. Many say they felt silenced when they were told they could not speak to the media without the proper signed forms. After the first meeting we asked the … Continue reading »

Mother Murdered in Front of Kids

NEAR CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Wade Phillips, is now charged with murder in death of his wife Cynthia Michelle Phillips. The  husband and father is accused of killing his wife in front of their three children.  He was found hiding in the attic of his house on Truax Road where the murder happened. Neighbors said … Continue reading »

Neighbors Address Fertilizer Controversy

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Sams Valley Elementary parents and neighbors are voicing their concerns about a plan to fertilize farmland with human waste nearby. Surrounding neighbors of the property are requesting the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hold a public hearing before issuing a permit for Clearwater Technology to spread sewage on the property. Neighbors … Continue reading »

White City Responds To Veteran Concerns

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA Domiciliary’s director in White City finally responded to NewsWatch 12’s request for an interview Tuesday. Veterans are getting a chance to say what they want about the care they are receiving at the White City Dom. NewsWatch 12 was at the town hall meeting last Friday where veterans say … Continue reading »

Veterans Feel Silenced After VA Meeting

WHITE CITY, Ore. —  Veterans are dissatisfied after the White City VA promised an open public forum Friday night, but restricted their ability to speak. Residents at the facility were prevented from talking to media or even home videographers unless they signed a waiver. However, waivers were not brought to the meeting in the first … Continue reading »

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