Sharon Ko

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Name: Sharon Ko
Date registered: May 4, 2012


Sharon Ko joined the KDRV NewsWatch 12 team in September of 2011 coming from another member of the Chambers Communications family, KEZI 9 News in Eugene, Oregon. Sharon Ko joined the KEZI 9 News team in May of 2010 as a reporter based out of KEZI’s Roseburg newsroom. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, majoring in Electronic Media with a minor in Political Science. During college, she interned at KOIN News 6 and Fox 12 News in Portland where she found her love for journalism. Sharon has lived in Oregon her whole life, and enjoys reporting about her home state. She believes that news is about telling the heart of every story, and is excited to be part of KDRV NewsWatch 12′s award-winning News team. If you have any story ideas, you can send Sharon an e-mail at

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  1. Younger Patients Hospitalized for Flu — December 30, 2013
  2. Domestic Disputes Rise During Holidays — December 30, 2013
  3. Medford Crime Statistics Released — December 30, 2013
  4. MacLevin’s Closing After 15 Years — December 26, 2013
  5. Woman Provides Help for Homeless Pets — December 25, 2013

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Younger Patients Hospitalized for Flu

MEDFORD, Ore . — More younger people are being hospitalized for the flu. Oregon’s Health Department reports from December 15th to the 21st, there were 67 flu hospitalizations. It’s nearly triple the amount of patients from the week before. The people coming in to the hospital were aged 25 to 49 years old. Providence Medford … Continue reading »

Domestic Disputes Rise During Holidays

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff deputies surrounded a home after they received calls about an armed man inside. 50-year-old Timothy Knutsen was inside the home with a rifle and a woman he lived with was hiding in the bathroom. Deputies were able to get her out safely and eventually, Knutsen was arrested. Community Works, an organization helping … Continue reading »

Medford Crime Statistics Released

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are chasing down more robbers and counterfeiters this year compared to last year. The Medford Police Department released statistics showing crime is up in several categories from January to November. Counterfeiting is up nearly 38 percent. Police are seeing more businesses and individuals reporting fake bills. Another category on the uptick, … Continue reading »

MacLevin’s Closing After 15 Years

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Oregon’s economy is slowly starting to improve, but for one business in Southern Oregon it’s not recovering fast enough. After 15 years, a restaurant in Jacksonville is closing its doors. The owners of MacLevin’s Restaurant say they just can’t afford to run their business any longer. Owners Jeff and Penelope Levin say … Continue reading »

Woman Provides Help for Homeless Pets

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Dozens of homeless pets in Southern Oregon are no longer starving and a lot warmer this winter. One woman and her organization called “Tail Waggers Rescue” spent Christmas handing out gifts to the homeless and their pets. “I do all the driving. I drive all the dogs to the vet, I do … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Police Adminstration Changes

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is going through changes with its administration as Chief Joe Henner’s retirement approaches. Former Deputy Chief Bill Landis will now be the interim Chief of Police beginning January 1st. Landis has 23 years of law enforcement experience. Lieutenant Jim Hamilton will fill in Landis’ … Continue reading »

Family Hit with Fake Money Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Craig’s List scam leaves one family without a Christmas this year. A woman named Sue spoke to NewsWatch 12 about the incident. She posted an ad on the website to sell her I-pad for 5 hundred dollars. A man contacted the family and purchased the device. Sue didn’t know anything was … Continue reading »

Dead Animals Found on Crow’s Property

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Josephine County woman who abused more than two hundred animals could be facing more charges. A dead goat and chicken was discovered on Kandi Crow’s property. Back in September, Crow entered a guilty plea on 20 charges. The judge ordered Crow to never own a hamster or be near animals. … Continue reading »

Juvenile Inmates Helps Sick Child

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Highschool students across Southern Oregon “adopt” a child through the Sparrow Club and help raise money for the family. But juvenile inmates are now doing the same at the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility. It’s the first time any members with the Oregon Youth Authority has raised money for a child. … Continue reading »

Community Rallies for Laid-Off Employee

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A rally was held at a ShopSmart store in Southern Oregon on Friday for an employee who was laid-off after decades of service. The assistant manager says he was told, without much of a reason, that he was no longer an employee at the store. Bob Stafford believes he’s being laid … Continue reading »

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