Friday Night Blitz, September 19th

Upsets, comebacks and blowouts take center stage on the Friday Night Blitz. Highlights include Grants Pass/Sheldon, Roseburg/North Medford, South Medford/Willamette, Mountain View/Crater, Sweet Home/North Valley, North Eugene/Phoenix, Cottage Grove/Henley and Klamath Union/Elmira.

Summer Hangs On Tightly This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION With high pressure in control for the next couple of days, highs Saturday are going to be well above average.  For some locations, afternoon temperatures will reach near record values.  In Medford, the record high for September 20th is 98 degrees, and the forecast high is only one degree shy of that. That’s … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: History of Hops

With summer winding down and fall straight ahead, the harvest season in Southern Oregon is peaking. For nearly 150 years, one of the important crops exported out of the Rogue Valley was a key ingredient used by beer makers at home and abroad. In this Oregon Trails, NewsWatch 12′s Ron Brown takes a look at … Continue reading »

Fire Season Longer Than Normal This Year

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Fire experts expect the 2014 fire season to be long and active.  The Oregon Department of Forestry said southern Oregon is looking at a longer than normal fire season. Due to the lack of snow pack fuels are extra dry, and meteorologists said they are not tracking a big rain event … Continue reading »

Insurers Warn Weed Homeowners of Scams

WEED, Ca. — As homeowners sift through their properties fro items left behind, state insurance officials are on the lookout for scammers. Most residents of Weed have seen nothing but support from their community. But, unfortunately, disasters like this can be an opportunity for some to take advantage of those most affected. State officials said … Continue reading »

Therapists Available At Boles Fire

WEED, Ca. — A group of psychologists are holding free group therapy session for Weed residents throughout the weekend. The group, which includes behavioral experts, child experts and social workers from around the area, will be holding these session at no charge. It will be an opportunity for those affected to share their experiences and … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Cleo

Meet Cleo! Cleo is a 12-year old Calico Cat that was brought to the Committed Alliance To Strays (CATS) in August 2002, after being found in a dumpster. Cleo was originally given to a home, but was returned because the adopter had to move to take care of a sick relative. CATS is running a … Continue reading »

Firefighters Standing By For Assistance

WEED, Calif. — Dozens of Cal Fire personnel are assisting those residents today as they are let back into the devastated neighborhoods. Hundreds of firefighters have been staged for hours this morning, preparing for what’s expected to be a very emotional day for many weed families. Cal Fire officials say they have been over the … Continue reading »

Weed Residents Return Home

WEED, Calif. — Weed residents are about to get a first-hand look at the damage done to their community. At 10 a.m. they will be let back in to their neighborhoods for the first time since the Boles Fire broke out. The Boles Fire is holding at 479 acres, and so far crews have managed … Continue reading »

Reuniting the Animals of Weed

WEED, Calif. — The few surviving mementos aren’t the only thing to come from the ashes. In the early morning hours, during news coverage, two of our team members found an 11 week-old kitten hiding under a pile of debris. Her paws were scorched and she was very hungry and thirsty. NewsWatch 12 brought the … Continue reading »

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