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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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Record amount of fentanyl deaths reported in Jackson County

For the third year in a row, Jackson County has topped its previous year in fentanyl deaths. In 2019, there were six, in 2020 there 13 and in 2021 as of July there have been 14 reported deaths related to fentanyl overdoses.

Missing Central Point man found safe on Sunday

Reid Brumble, who was last seen on October 15th, has been found safe and is back home with his family.

Wind-driven wildfire found in Josephine County

Rural Metro Fire and ODF Southwest Oregon District units are on scene of 1+ acre wildfire being pushed by wind in the 500 block of Crow Rd, near the powerline right-of-way.

Several crashes keep law enforcement busy overnight in Josephine County

Law enforcement and first responders were kept very busy Saturday morning in Josephine County after having to respond to three separate crashes within the span of an hour and a half.

Coronavirus Watch: Local school creates pumpkin patch for students

Even after Sacred Heart Catholic School found out that they would have to cancel field trips for the second year in a row, parent volunteers and staff decided to create a pumpkin patch to bring a sense of normalcy to their student's lives.

Power restored to essentially all 25,000 customers impacted by Public Safety Power Shutoff

In addition, PG&E is continuing to monitor another weather system expected to bring dry offshore winds to Northern and Central California. Given this latest wind event, PG&E may need to call a second PSPS this week to reduce wildfire risk.

Asante hospitalizations down 75% since COVID peak on August 29th,

As of Saturday, Asante is reporting that only 38 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a 75% decrease in hospitalizations according to the company since the peak of the pandemic across Jackson and Josephine Counties on August 29.

Several wildfires almost wrapped up between Northern California and Southern Oregon

The McCash and River Complex are both more than 80% contained while fire officials over on the Cougar Peak Fire are reporting that the fire is now 98% contained.

215 firefighters added to National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

This weekend is the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. It is a time to honor those who have died in the line of duty across America, in service to others, from the previous year.

Possible black bear sighting near Jacksonville

On Saturday morning, Jacksonville Police Officers were notified of a black bear sighting on S. 3rd Street near Daisy Creek Road.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 357526

Reported Deaths: 4284
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah55810707
Washington38782324
Marion36837455
Clackamas29779309
Lane27744302
Jackson23059310
Deschutes20336125
Umatilla14492150
Linn12911131
Douglas12118243
Josephine9384196
Yamhill8715113
Klamath8020119
Polk737381
Malheur563677
Benton549431
Coos503794
Columbia382644
Jefferson376052
Lincoln319939
Union319549
Crook291846
Wasco288841
Clatsop244328
Baker203529
Tillamook196932
Hood River192837
Morrow185023
Curry180625
Harney113927
Grant100013
Lake93912
Wallowa68612
Gilliam1544
Sherman1523
Wheeler1121
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4848946

Reported Deaths: 71328
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles148303126527
Riverside3716705041
San Diego3666614183
San Bernardino3586775692
Orange3242885562
Sacramento1596362309
Kern1463481648
Fresno1463182094
Santa Clara1455431897
Alameda1206921400
San Joaquin1027761721
Ventura1010381167
Contra Costa1000181008
Stanislaus862991335
Tulare80375978
San Francisco54440649
San Mateo54168623
Monterey50911586
Solano46063341
Santa Barbara45223523
Merced42422581
Sonoma40997404
Placer39435429
Imperial36071766
Kings32938325
San Luis Obispo29973333
Madera23955285
Shasta23924352
Butte23818273
Santa Cruz21034221
Yolo20397248
Marin17706244
El Dorado17207149
Sutter13937175
Napa12898100
Yuba1011582
Tehama9534110
Humboldt9269109
Nevada916790
Mendocino766787
Lassen754347
San Benito744972
Tuolumne691790
Lake6631105
Amador547364
Siskiyou451246
Glenn438433
Calaveras391481
Del Norte358742
Colusa307618
Inyo214241
Mono16723
Plumas16607
Mariposa133916
Trinity88011
Modoc6895
Sierra1880
Unassigned1460
Alpine1050
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Medford
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Brookings
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