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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Law Enforcement NRA Tactics Competition

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a National Rifle Association (NRA) Tactical Police Competition Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21st. The competition was open to both active and retired sworn law enforcement officers from both public and private agencies and U.S. Military members. Competitors were tested on their abilities to shoot duty … Continue reading »

Local School Security Response

MEDFORD, Ore. -     Local law enforcement officers handle active shooter situations like the one at Reynolds High School near Portland on Tuesday differently now than they did a decade ago. More than a million dollars have been put into school security upgrades since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. NewsWatch 12′s Kirstin O’Connor heard from Lt. … Continue reading »

Grilling Safely During Fire Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Wildfires can be caused by any flames, even the ones started on your stove or barbecue. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires across the United States. Summer months are a peak time of the year for grill fires which can spread to a home if they are under … Continue reading »

Summer Swimming Safety

MEDFORD, Ore. -  Summer is just around the corner, and with some schools out kids are already jumping into the pool. While swimming is a great way to cool off, it can also cause some concern for parents with children who can’t swim yet. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with Pediatrician Barbara Sibley about how to stay safe around … Continue reading »

Smoke Hanging Over Valley

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — The Two Bulls fire isn’t close to the Rogue Valley, but increasing smoke blowing our way could be seen from early Sunday morning. Fire investigators near the Green Springs checked the area for any signs of fire, but according to Oregon Department of Forestry, all that smoke making its way into … Continue reading »

SOU Summer Course Explores “Selfies”

ASHLAND, Ore. – Selfie. The word is defined in the dictionary as a self portrait usually taken with a smartphone. They’ve become a popular form of modern photography and now a field of study. Southern Oregon University is offering a summer class that explores the “Journey to the Center of the Selfie.” Students ages 11 to 14 … Continue reading »

Start to 2014 Fire Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Southern Oregon is entering a fire season which some say could be the worst one in the region’s history. Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said Monday he expects an active fire season, similar to last year. In fact the season is starting just one day before last year’s … Continue reading »

National Push for Concussion Awareness

With about 250,000 emergency room visits by young athletes annually, President Obama is calling for a national push to conduct more youth concussion research. Local Physical Therapists and Coaches are weighing in on what that research funding could do to help players on the field. The White House announced initiatives last Thursday, including an effort to help start … Continue reading »

Birding Business is Booming

ASHLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service classifies “birding”, or bird watching, as the second fastest growing hobby in the United States with more than 47 million American fans. More than 100 birders gathered here at ScienceWorks in Ashland on Sunday morning to head out on tours all over the Klamath region. The … Continue reading »

E-Bikes Gaining Momentum

ASHLAND, Ore. -  The warm weather is encouraging more people to enjoy the outdoors which is appropriate considering May is National Bike Month. A new type of technology that’s gaining momentum with bicycle enthusiasts is the Electric Assist Bike, or E-Bike. Each E-Bike is a little different, but they all have a battery that’s powered by … Continue reading »

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