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 »

Southern Oregon Red Cross Blood Drives

Jackson County Wednesday, May 7: 12 P.M. to 6 P.M Ashpole Community Center 17 Buchanan, Eagle Point.   Thursday, May 8: 1 P.M. to 6 P.M Calvin Hall, First Presbyterian Church Siskiyou Blvd. and Walker Ave., Ashland   Thursday, May 8: 10 A.M. to 3 P.M Asante Ashland Community Hospital 280 Maple St., Ashland   … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s Awarded Blue Sky Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2014 and in celebration St. Mary’s School announced it was awarded the Pacific Power Blue Sky Grant worth up to $150,000. The grant will fund purchasing and installing solar panels for an existing solar ready building on campus, according to St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s said the … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring with Support

Ashland, Ore. — Almost exactly a year after discovering a brain tumor, an Ashland Middle School student is getting some extra support.  That support is coming from Alex Shepherd’s own classmates. Ashland Middle School students adopted Alex as their sparrow this month.  Alex said, “It feels like an honor and a blessing to have all … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jasmine

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s Friday which means it’s time to meet our Pet of the Week on NewsWatch 12 Midday. We spoke to Kristina Lanier with Committed Alliance To Strays, or C.A.T.S., today and she introduced us to Jasmine. Jasmine is a cat looking for a new home, watch the video above to get to … Continue reading »

AIFF Kicks Off Opening Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Today, NewsWatch 12 This Morning got to speak with Anne Ashbey, Executive Director for the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and hear about all the events and shows planned for this weekend. The Festival opened today at 12 noon at the Varsity Theater in Ashland. The Opening night party will be held at … Continue reading »

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