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New drug on the rise in Jackson Co. - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

It’s called fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that medical practitioners use in controlled doses as anesthesia or as painkillers for chronic pain. As an illicit drug however, it can ravage abusers due to it’s highly addictive nature.

KOBI5.COM - 2018-05-23 02:29:54

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash Near Gold Hill Causing Traffic Back-Up

GOLD HILL, Ore. -- ODOT says a multi-vehicle crash with debris in the roadway is causing congestion and delays on I-5 northbound MP 43 near Gold Hill.Drivers should use caution and expect delays.

KDRV - 2018-05-22 12:42:00

Daughter of Fatal Crash Victim Urges Teens Not To Drive Under The Influence

Heidi Nelson says, "She was fun, she made people laugh, she was adventurous, its difficult because it still hasn’t hit us that she’s not coming back, it doesn’t feel like she’s not coming back."

KDRV - 2018-05-22 23:17:00

Teenager On Trial After Accident that Killed Two on Motorcycle

In addition to a DUII, Kindred has been charged with two counts of Manslaughter in the Second Degree for the deaths of 60-year-old Daniel Foster and 54-year-old Catherine Hock, both from Trail.

KDRV - 2018-05-22 15:53:00

Medford Police: Fentanyl Linked to Overdose Deaths

police department is warning heroin users about fentanyl. it's a dangerous opioid often found cut with heroin, sometimes without the user's knowledge. newswatch 12's andryanna sheppard explains what medford police want drug users to know today. last month, medford police saw 10 fatal heroin overdose

KDRV - 2018-05-23 01:50:22

Ashland Purchases Missing Man's Property

belonging to a missing ex- nascar driver. the city is hoping to create a constructed wetland to treat greywater. [a22]cml hardesty prop i-dual box newswatch 12's cassandra mlynarek is live near the land this morning. she's been speaking with city officials to find out why ashland decided to make the

KDRV - 2018-05-22 19:00:01

Former Ashland Senior Center manager files lawsuit

Christine Dodson, the Ashland Parks & Recreation Senior Center manager for 10 years until her employment was terminated in August 2017, filed a tort claim notice against the city in January and followed with a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court May 15.

MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE - 2018-05-22 17:03:39

'We're not in Arizona': Filming of 'Phoenix, Oregon' continues

But it’s not the “Phoenix” that most people think of, said Director Gary Lundgren, who is on the production site of the film “Phoenix, Oregon.”

HERALD AND NEWS - 2018-05-22 07:30:00

Fatal motorcycle crash near EP, two dead - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Miles FuruichiNBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertisi


3 local students die in I-5 car crash, school releases statement

EAGLE POINT, Ore. —Three Eagle Point High School students were killed in accident on Interstate 5 north of the Rice Hill area on Saturday night.RELATED |Four people die in multi-vehicle crash at Rice HillThe identities of the victims were released by Eagle Point High School as Luciana Tellez, Gisell


OSP: 2 S. Oregon motorcyclists killed by DUII driver

EAGLE POINT, Ore. - Two motorcyclists were killed on state Highway 234 near Eagle Point on Saturday night when they were struck nearly head-on by a car whose juvenile driver was arrested for drunken driving, Oregon State Police said.


Three Eagle Point High Students Die in Fiery Crash

In a statement, the school says,"It is with sadness that we inform you that last night three Eagle Point High School students died in a car accident. We have information through the families of Luciana Tellez, Giselle (Jennifer) Montano and Esmeralda Nava. The school will be open for students and st


2 dead following motorcycle vs. vehicle accident, minor in custody for DUII

EAGLE POINT, Ore. —Two people are dead following a fatal motorcycle vs. vehicle accident at Agate Road and Highway 234 in Eagle Point Saturday night.Oregon State Police say they responded to the scene around 9:00 p.m.Police say that a car full of minors and a motorcycle with two passengers collided.


Person of Interest Detained in Fatal Stabbing

SELMA, Ore. -- Oregon State Police said one person was fatally stabbed at Rays Food Place Saturday.A person of interest has been detained, according to OSP.OSP said Josephine County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the call and requested OSP Major Crimes to investigate.NewsWatch 12 is working to gath


Campsite Burning Under Bridge Puts Off Noxious Smoke

Due to wood pallets, carpet, and other materials the fire was putting of harmful smoke and burning very hot.


Letters to the Editor, May 21

Thanks for fire reportJust a quicknoteof thanks to all at the Ashland Post Office, but especially to our rural letter carrier.On Monday our Fire Department was alerted to a significant wildland fire near 15000 Highway 66. Thanks to the actions of the postal employee, fire crews from three agencies w


Two arrested after Ashland armed robbery - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Police arrest two people less than a half hour after a reported armed robbery in Ashland.It happened at Eagle Mill Road and Oak Street.Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies say at least two men armed with a rifle, stole several pounds of marijuana and a cell phone before taking off


37 pounds of pot seized from accused pot robbers

Two Washington, D.C. men face felony robbery charges accusing them of taking dozens of pounds of marijuana at gunpoint just outside Ashland city limits, and police say a third suspect is still outstanding.


Man arrested on warrants, eluding police in Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. —Man arrested with multiple warrants after avoiding a traffic stop prompting a pursuit in Gold Hill on Friday.Jackson County Sheriff's Office attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 97 Honda motorcycle with no plates.The driver drove off to the dead end of Ambrose Street where he d


Mom allegedly gave kids pot, then assaulted son

Melinda Ann Cypert, 42, of the 600 block of Talent Avenue has been charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with harassment, two counts of fourth-degree assault, two counts of strangulation and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.