Steven Sandberg

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Name: Steven Sandberg
Date registered: May 4, 2012

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Steven Sandberg joined NewsWatch 12 in September 2009. A native of the Northwest, Steven grew up in Portland and attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, where he received degrees in journalism and broadcasting. His work has been featured on KHQ, SWX, FSN, and Xable.com. At Gonzaga, he was editor of the Gonzaga Bulletin student newspaper and a reporter for the campus TV station, GUTV. In 2009 he was named GUTV’s Reporter of the Year. In his spare time, Steven enjoys basketball, football and tennis, and playing his guitar. He also harbors a massive love for comic books. Steven is happy to be in the Rogue Valley, where he can report on the great people that make up the community. He welcomes any story ideas you may have.

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  1. Crews Battling Fires Near Wagner Butte — July 31, 2014
  2. Containment Scaled Back for Reeves Fire — July 30, 2014
  3. Crews Battling Reeves Creek Fire — July 29, 2014
  4. SOU Renovates Science Hall — July 28, 2014
  5. Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off — July 28, 2014

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Crews Battling Fires Near Wagner Butte

TALENT, Ore. – Crews continued to battle several small fires in the hills between Talent and Ashland that were sparked by lightning Wednesday. A National Forest Service spokesman said there are several fires burning in the Wagner Butte area. The largest is being called “Wagner 1,” and has burned about eight acres. Crews from the … Continue reading »

Containment Scaled Back for Reeves Fire

SELMA, Ore. – Tuesday night, fire crews were confident that the Reeves Creek Fire burning near Selma would soon be fully contained. By Wednesday morning, the forecast had them less confident. The fire, which has burned 230 acres, was listed at 90 percent containment Tuesday night, but was downgraded to 50 percent containment Wednesday. Fire … Continue reading »

Crews Battling Reeves Creek Fire

SELMA, Ore. – Crews continued to battle a large wildfire burning near Lake Selmac on Tuesday, but told homeowners to be ready to leave if the situation gets worse. The Reeves Creek Fire was first reported Monday night, and has burned about 230 acres in an area near Reeves Creek Road and Highway 199. No … Continue reading »

SOU Renovates Science Hall

ASHLAND, Ore. – Science professors at Southern Oregon University said they hope a multi-million dollar project on their science building will bring more interest in the program. The university recently started work on a $21 million renovation project on the science building. Professors said they hope it will bring more students and faculty into the … Continue reading »

Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off

ASHLAND, Ore – The Ashland Public Works Department has signed up more than 40 homes in its lawn replacement program, as more homeowners attempt to cut down on water use during the current drought conditions. Ashland launched the program in June and reimburses homeowners who replace their traditional grass lawn with drought-resistant landscaping, including bark … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Serial Arson Cases

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police arrested a homeless woman in connection to two arsons this week, and said she is a suspect in 21 other suspicious fires in Medford over the past month. 57-year-old Debra Irene Johns was arrested Thursday morning near Hawthorne Park, shortly after officers arrived on the scene of a tree on fire. … Continue reading »

Neighbors Worry About More Arson Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police suspect that four more arson fires were set between Wednesday night and Thursday morning in areas around south Medford, including a large fire that burned through empty fruit crates. The most serious of the four fires began at about 3:30 a.m. in the 600 block of South Fir Street. That fire … Continue reading »

Library Board Sets Tax Rate

MEDFORD, Ore. — The new Jackson County Library District Board has decided on a tax rate, but it could be a while before patrons begin to see changes. Thursday morning, the board decided to set a tax rate at 60 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. That was the maximum allowed under the measure … Continue reading »

Oregon Sues 5-Hour Energy Maker

MEDFORD, Ore. – The state of Oregon is taking on one of the most popular energy drinks in the United States. The Oregon Attorney General’s Office announced it is filing a lawsuit against the makers of 5-Hour Energy. The suit claims that Living Essentials and Innovation Ventures used “deceptive and misleading claims” about the energy … Continue reading »

Arson Cases Provide Challenge for Police

MEDFORD, Ore. – As the investigation into a string of arson fires continues, police said catching an arsonist provides different challenges than other crimes. Medford has seen 14 suspicious fires since June 25th, including 10 confirmed arson fires in the past week. Most of the fires have been in neighborhoods near downtown Medford, and police … Continue reading »

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