Kirstin O'Connor

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Name: Kirstin O'Connor
Date registered: September 12, 2013

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  1. World of Wine Helps Asante Foundation — August 19, 2014
  2. Red Cross Helping Wildfire Victims — August 15, 2014
  3. Lightning Strikes Medford Neighborhood — August 12, 2014
  4. Family Saves Home from Gulch Fire — August 3, 2014
  5. Crews Battle Flames in House Overnight — August 2, 2014

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World of Wine Helps Asante Foundation

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The 12th annual “World of Wine” kicked off Tuesday with one extra night added to the event schedule. Tuesday night was for sponsors celebrated the more than 200 wines ready to be poured for guests through the week.  This year the World of Wine is partnering with Asante Foundation’s Children’s Miracle Network. Every dollar from the event … Continue reading »

Red Cross Helping Wildfire Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. -   Evacuations are still in place for several communities close to the wildfires in our region. Some families have even returned to property completely destroyed by the fast-moving fires. This has many people in the community asking what they can do to help. NewsWatch 12′s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with the disaster program manager for … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Medford Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. -  Neighbors in a Medford cul-de-sac are still shaken after lightning hit a tree, sparking a fire at the end of their street. Monday’s thunderstorms generated at least 80 lightning strikes in Jackson County. Neighbors on Sandberg Ct. said they felt the normal rumbles of thunder after work Monday at around 5 o’clock. But when … Continue reading »

Family Saves Home from Gulch Fire

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Gulch Fire started as a fast-moving firestorm taking out almost everything in its path. But it didn’t stop one family from arming themselves with heavy equipment to fight the fire from destroying their home. Frank Cox and his family live on Copco Road near the Green Springs. He’s not a … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Flames in House Overnight

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire crews battled a large house fire in downtown Medford in the early morning hours on Saturday. The house is on the 200 block of Ivy Street in Medford. Crews were called to the scene at about 12:30 A.M. and were still trying to put out the flames by 4 A.M. Crews say … Continue reading »

C.A.T.S. Receives Global Support

MEDFORD, Ore. – An animal shelter called the Committed Alliance to Strays, better known as “C.A.T.S.,” was on the verge of closing, when a celebrity Facebook share triggered a surge of donations. The managers said it would take thousands of donations to survive. C.A.T.S. has a budget of about $15,000 a month. Back in June, the … Continue reading »

Students Raise Funds for Fire Stations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -An idea sparked by the major wildfires that destroyed over 70,000 acres of Southern Oregon last summer, Hidden Valley High School students Rachel Loughran, Jordan Gilbert, and Sylvia Marr have found a way to award $35,060 to their local Fire Departments in Josephine County. As members of the Josephine County Foundation (JCF)- … Continue reading »

First Peaches Ready for Picking

TALENT, Ore. – Juicy, red peaches fell off the trees Tuesday at the first annual Sugar Plum Acres “U-pick” event. Sugar Plum Acres is a family owned and operated 16-acre farm that’s hosted U-pick’s for more than three decades. Peaches this year will cost 60 cents a pound for up to 75 pounds. The farm owners … Continue reading »

Sun-Blocking Wardrobe

ASHLAND, Ore. – The cool down we’re expecting this week doesn’t mean there’s a break from the potential for sunburns. Experts say many times the coolest days of the summer are the ones people experience the worst damage from harmful ultraviolet rays (UV). While the SPF in sunscreen is a well-known form of protection, UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor … Continue reading »

Carnival Safety Test Ride

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – This year, organizers promised bigger and better carnival rides at the Jackson County Fair. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor jumped into a few of the rides with a camera — to find out how to stay safe when you buckle in!  

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