Amanda Rose

Amanda Rose is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. Amanda graduated from Columbia University earning a Master's degree in Journalism. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a specialization in literature from the University of British Columbia. She's a Los Angeles native, but is thrilled to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is passionate about reporting on the criminal justice system.


Amanda's most recent stories:

Officer involved shooting in Eagle Point

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The shooting happened last night at the Carl’s Jr. on Linn Road near Highway 62.  Darin May, the Chief of police of Eagle Point, says it’s the first time in his twenty years that there’s been an officer …

Man charged in Medford homicide appears in court

MEDFORD — Police arrested 20-year-old Jesse Allen over the weekend after police say he fatally shot his girlfriend. “This poor young woman…she’s dead and she’s dead forever and no amount of remorse can undo that,” said Kristina Wilson, neighbor of victim. Medford man, …

Woman sentenced in elder abuse case

MEDFORD, Ore. — Emotions were running high at Jackson County Court this morning. One of Boldt’s two victims was in court today. He addressed Boldt and the court saying how foolish he feels to have trusted her. “I trusted her…,” said Gary …

Cave Junction adding more security downtown

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. —  Cave Junction will soon be ramping up their security downtown. Josephine County Commissioners voted Wednesday to put $100,000  towards installing additional street lights and security cameras. That money’s coming from the sale of a County building in Cave Junction. …

Classroom “Grandpa” sentenced for sex abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man arrested for sexually abusing two kindergarten students pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of first degree sexual abuse in Jackson County Circuit Court. Jerry Duane Lodge, 72, has been incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail since …

Ashland woman shares internment camp story

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland woman is sharing her story in the hopes that history doesn’t repeat itself. Mitzi Asai Loftus and her family were placed in an internment camp after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 because she’s Japanese-American. She’s now …

Missing man found safe

TALENT, Ore. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office says the search for a missing Grants Pass man is over. Todd Plankenhorn had been missing for four days after visiting the Applegate Lake area over the weekend. Deputies say he was in a …

I-5 reopens after five day closure

DUNSMUIR, Calif. — A portion of Interstate-Five From Redding to Mount Shasta is finally back open after being closed for five days because of the Delta Fire. “When any section of it is closed for a long period of time it really …

Delta Fire still burning strong

DUNSMUIR, Calif. — It’s a tough fight for firefighters working on the Delta Fire. It spread alongside Interstate-5 by Gibson on Wednesday with flames nearly 300 feet high prompting drivers stuck on the freeway to get out of their cars. Many of them …

Delta Fire prompting evacuations

DUNSMUIR, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has sent an evacuation warning to the area of Dunsmuir, a community of around 2,000 people. That means residents should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. “We’re afraid to stay…,” said Jimmie …