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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.

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Fire contained in Sunny Valley amid Red Flag conditions

Rural Metro Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest were able to contain a fire that destroyed a travel trailer, amid the Red Flag conditions that were in the area.

Missing Medford woman found

This afternoon, Medford Police put out a notice for a woman who had been missing since 2 p.m. this afternoon. Earlier this evening, police confirmed that the woman had been found safe and is now back with her family.

Jackson County Public Health reports fourth day in a row of 30 or more new coronavirus cases

On October 24, 2020 Jackson County Public Health Officials announced 33 new cases of the coronavirus. This marks the fourth day in a row in which the health officials have reported 30 or more new cases.

Jackson County approved for disaster food benefits

On October 17,2020 the Oregon Department of Human Services received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service to offer the Disaster Supplemental Assistance Program for eight different counties, including Jackson County, affected by the Oregon wildfires

Fifteenth person dies after testing positive for Covid-19 at Snake River Correctional Institution

The Snake River Correctional Institution has recorded its 15 person who has passed away after testing positive for Covid-19.

Reliving the South Obenchain Fire

One family in Eagle point who lost their home to the South Obenchain, retold what it was like going through the experience of escaping a wildfire.

Eight months later, the impacts of the coronavirus still impacting businesses

Its been about eight months since the first case of the coronavirus was recorded in Oregon, and business that were shut down to the virus's spread are still feeling the impact.

Two and a half months later, Red Salmon Complex continues to burn

The Red Salmon Complex which started up back on July 27, has burned 141,920 acres and is 62% contained.

Housing relief on the way to Jackson County, FEMA approves assistance

On Friday, Jackson County was officially approved through FEMA to get Temporary Housing Assistance to help people displaced by the Almeda Fire.

Fatal crash near Pleasant Valley Road

Josephine County Sheriff's office confirmed that 30-year-old Luke Henry Pierce Jr. died last night in a rollover crash near Pleasant Valley Road.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 42436

Reported Deaths: 655
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9228160
Marion5858108
Washington579076
Umatilla335444
Clackamas313965
Lane239227
Malheur191738
Jackson16846
Deschutes113213
Yamhill99415
Linn81015
Polk65415
Jefferson6049
Morrow5456
Lincoln51713
Union4672
Benton4426
Klamath4113
Douglas3506
Wasco34715
Hood River2771
Josephine2673
Columbia2661
Coos2460
Clatsop2430
Baker1203
Crook1092
Tillamook700
Curry571
Wallowa442
Lake370
Harney230
Sherman190
Gilliam110
Grant110
Wheeler10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 910438

Reported Deaths: 17386
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3006147000
Riverside667321295
San Bernardino627741072
Orange587251447
San Diego54941870
Kern33881416
Fresno30858436
Sacramento25445484
Santa Clara24313388
Alameda23391461
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18694242
Stanislaus17686397
Tulare17495286
Ventura14300164
Imperial12882336
San Francisco12152140
Monterey1139991
San Mateo11149159
Santa Barbara9814120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9402136
Kings824683
Solano738476
Marin7089128
Madera502074
Placer417857
San Luis Obispo414132
Yolo320759
Butte308752
Santa Cruz280225
Napa196215
Shasta188930
Sutter183712
San Benito144215
El Dorado13284
Yuba129310
Mendocino112921
Tehama8808
Lassen7661
Lake69515
Glenn6573
Nevada6168
Humboldt56710
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador33016
Tuolumne2714
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Mono1802
Del Norte1781
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
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