Brett Taylor

Brett joined the NewsWatch 12 team in July of 2020.

Title: Reporter/producer

Brett joined the NewsWatch 12 team in July of 2020.

Recent Posts by Brett Taylor

Large wildfire reported just five miles north of Beatty

According to the U.S. Forest Service, a 1,200 acre wildfire has been reported five miles north of Beatty. Right now fire crews say that there is no containment and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Jackson County reports fifth week in a row of increased Covid-19 cases

On Sunday, Jackson County Public Health reported 20 new cases of coronavirus, taking last week's total to around 280 cases. This means for the fifth week in a row Jackson County has experienced a rise in new Covid-19 cases.

Fatal accident on Crater Lake Highway leaves one woman dead

On Saturday, April 17, a woman was pronounced dead on the scene after she was hit by an on-coming vehicle on Crater Lake Highway, near Vilas Road.

Ash pile from more than a week ago reignites into fire near Wonder

On Saturday, Rural Metro Fire reported that an ash pile from an open burn, from more than a week ago, was re-awakened this afternoon in the 2000 block of Waters Creek Road.

One Million people now fully vaccinated against coronavirus in Oregon

On Saturday, one million people officially become fully vaccinated against coronavirus in Oregon. That's according to data collected by the Oregon Health Authority.

GRFD Board supports Chief's decision to remove black bear from Highway 66

On Thursday, the Greensprings Rural Fire District Board of Directors issued a statement in support of GRFD Department Chief, Gene Davis, in his removal of a young black bear reported near Highway 66 last week.

No outdoor burning allowed in Klamath County through Monday

Saturday marked the first of three days in which outdoor burning in Klamath County will not be allowed.

Shady Cove Elementary students learning news skills through broadcasting

Over at Shady Cove Elementary, instead of learning how to read and write through a book, students that are a part of Heather Neely's fourth grade class are learning new communication and language skills through broadcasting and reporting.

Medford students express excitement for return to full-time learning

On Monday, the Medford School District officially brought back all of its students, elementary through high school, back to in-person learning for good.

Multiple school districts return back to full in-person learning tomorrow

Tomorrow, multiple school districts across southern Oregon, including the Medford School District and the Butte Falls School District, will return back to full in-person learning.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 175121

Reported Deaths: 2460
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah34937568
Washington23491229
Marion20195299
Clackamas15386204
Lane11591144
Jackson9923127
Umatilla796883
Deschutes712972
Linn416063
Yamhill410175
Klamath349059
Polk344252
Malheur342858
Josephine306362
Douglas304765
Benton273218
Jefferson207032
Coos197531
Columbia154526
Union141624
Lincoln130220
Wasco129128
Hood River112529
Morrow107915
Clatsop8958
Crook88019
Baker85814
Curry5959
Tillamook5813
Lake4137
Grant4124
Harney3066
Wallowa1575
Sherman570
Gilliam561
Wheeler251
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3718210

Reported Deaths: 61038
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles122899723653
Riverside2972154525
San Bernardino2947794555
San Diego2749603674
Orange2689624896
Santa Clara1170812013
Kern1078591322
Sacramento1011721646
Fresno1005621646
Alameda853671477
Ventura802301000
San Joaquin714311334
Contra Costa67019782
Stanislaus603831028
Tulare49383829
Monterey43267357
San Mateo41157560
San Francisco36032523
Santa Barbara33896446
Solano31875239
Merced31196452
Sonoma29696311
Imperial27987719
Kings22774245
Placer21751283
San Luis Obispo20917256
Madera16260239
Santa Cruz15571204
Marin13861226
Yolo13580200
Shasta11677217
Butte11573196
El Dorado9719109
Napa966679
Sutter9268109
Yuba609844
San Benito598663
Lassen566924
Tehama543056
Nevada445775
Tuolumne406664
Mendocino398747
Amador362551
Humboldt358737
Lake340943
Glenn235725
Colusa219816
Calaveras205551
Siskiyou194021
Inyo141738
Del Norte12747
Mono12734
Plumas6906
Modoc4884
Mariposa4247
Trinity3985
Sierra1100
Alpine880
Unassigned610
Medford
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