Steven Sandberg

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Name: Steven Sandberg
Date registered: May 4, 2012

Biography

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.

Latest posts

  1. Containment Scaled Back for Reeves Fire — July 30, 2014
  2. Crews Battling Reeves Creek Fire — July 29, 2014
  3. SOU Renovates Science Hall — July 28, 2014
  4. Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off — July 28, 2014
  5. Arrest Made in Serial Arson Cases — July 25, 2014

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Curry County Sheriff to Step Down

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — After a long fight against budget cuts, and with resources in his department dwindling due to lack of funding, Curry County Sheriff John Bishop said he can’t physically handle it anymore. Bishop announced his is stepping down as sheriff, citing the stress of the funding crisis. Over the past few years, … Continue reading »

International Spotlight on Area Wineries

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Southern Oregon wineries are getting international attention thanks to a profile in one of the biggest publications in the world. The New York Times highlighted southern Oregon’s wineries and vineyards in an article this week, and called them an alternative to the Napa Valley. Local wineries said the region grows a … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Starts in Transient Camp

MEDFORD, Ore. — A fire at a homeless camp spread to a nearby field Friday morning and sent up a black plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. The fire was in a field between Bullock Road and the Rogue Regency Inn in Medford. Crews from Medford Fire and the Oregon Department of … Continue reading »

Warehouse Fire Started Under Canopy

MEDFORD, Ore. — The fire that burned down a warehouse near downtown Medford last week started outside the building, according to the Medford Fire Department. Crews said the fire began underneath a wooden canopy that connected the warehouse to the building next door along Fir Street. But the cause of the fire is still undetermined, … Continue reading »

Crews Say Fire Was Intentionally Set

MEDFORD, Ore. — The fire that destroyed an abandoned building in south Medford yesterday was intentionally set, according to Medford firefighters. The building, which sat just off Kings Highway, used to be an experiment station for the OSU Extension Service, but had been abandoned for a few years. Medford Fire said the fire was human-caused, … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Watching the Forecast

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry will be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast over the next few days, watching for lightning-sparked fires. ODF said at one point Tuesday it was looking like Jackson and Josephine counties would be hit by thunderstorms, but the storms curved to the east to … Continue reading »

New Law Prohibits Rental Discrimination

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new law in Oregon now means that landlords cannot turn away renters because they receive federal Section 8 subsidies. The law went into effect July 1. The subsidies pay for part of the rent for people with low-income who qualify for the program. Previously, landlords were able to advertise for rentals … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Expands Inmate Programs

YREKA, Calif. – Hundreds of inmates and offenders on probation have been growing crops, raising animals, and chopping wood for the community in northern California, and law enforcement officials said it will benefit those offenders as much as it helps people in need. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and Community Corrections said their Day Reporting … Continue reading »

Cell Phone Ruling Could Affect Cases

YREKA, Calif. — A Supreme Court ruling on how police search cell phones could impact drug investigations in Siskiyou County. Sheriff Jon Lopey said his office regularly uses cell phone information during drug cases, as deputies try to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in rural areas if the county. “Most of the time those … Continue reading »

Wildland Fire Training in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Fire crews trained in the hills above Ashland Friday, practicing how to protect homes in the event of a wildfire. Firefighters from Ashland Fire and Rescue, Fire District 5, and the U.S. Forest Service teamed up for a simulated wildfire in the area near Strawberry Lane. Fire crews were told to respond … Continue reading »

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