Every Kid Needs a Warm Coat

MEDFORD, Ore. — Being cold not only affects your outer body, but it can also affect your brain. Children can get colder quicker than adults because their body temperature doesn’t regulate as well, said Dr. Mona McArdle M.D., with Valley Immediate Care. However, besides the risk of hypothermia, cold kids don’t concentrate as well as … Continue reading »

Follow Coats For Kids After the Barrel

MEDFORD, Ore. — Every kid needs to stay warm in the winter, but not every child has access to a proper coat. NewsWatch 12 hosts the Coats for Kids campaign every year so children all across Southern Oregon have something to wear. After coats are dropped at one of the nearly 80 locations in Jackson, … Continue reading »

2014 Coats for Kids

Do you have gently-used coats hanging in the closet that are never worn? Kids in Southern Oregon need those coats to keep them warm during the coming cold and wet weather. The cooler temperatures are on their way and NewsWatch12 wants to make sure local children are ready for them.  NewsWatch 12, Windemere and a … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails–Sisson Cold Case Murder

ASHLAND, Ore.–A rather simple gravestone now resting on it’s back in Ashland’s Mountain View cemetery is that of Dr. David Sisson. One of the regions first medical doctors, Sisson arrived in Ashland with his recent bride, Celeste, in 1856. He was welcomed to Ashland Mills… that’s what they called it then… by founder Abel Helman. “Abel … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–Mothballed fighter jets mounted on pedestals as if in flight are reminders of the decades that Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, has been on the frontline of the nation’s defense, or for training of future Air Force and Air National Guard pilots. “From 1954 to 1981 the Air Force was in charge of … Continue reading »

Organizations Fight Summer Hunger

MEDFORD, Ore. — With schools in the Rogue Valley getting closer to summer, local organizations are working to make sure kids are still getting regular meals. In 2013, only about 1 in 10 kids in Jackson County eligible for free lunch during the school year participated in summer meal programs. That information was collected by … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Sparrow Gets Check

MEDFORD, Ore. — As a school year ends, students around Southern Oregon have gone above and beyond to fight for their Sparrows. As North Medford High School’s Sparrow fights for his life, students are delivering a check to help with that fight, but as NewsWatch 12′s Danielle Craig reports, the check is just the beginning … Continue reading »

Rural/Metro Takes Over Grants Pass Rural

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Beginning at midnight on June 1st, the Grants Pass Rural Fire Department was taken over by Rural/Metro Fire Department. The owner of Grants Pass Rural, Linda Miller, says she tried to make upgrades and improvements over the last year to keep up with standards and regulations set for fire agencies. When … Continue reading »

Choosing a Child’s Helmet

Medford, Ore.  - With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to go on a bike ride with your family.  Experts are stressing safety first, reminding everyone to wear a helmet. Providence Medford Medical Center officials say only 1 in 5 people wear a helmet.  They say helmets are life-saving. When choosing a helmet, … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child “Kenny”

MEDFORD, ORE.- Getting a glimpse of 6 year old Kenny at Medford’s Bear Creek Park isn’t easy. He’s a fast moving target and there is a lot of cover. We did slow him down long enough to find out that he likes animals, especially horses, foxes and cheetahs. When he’s not enjoying animals he spends … Continue reading »

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