Gusty Winds & Heavy Rain For Fri. Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION High wind warnings have been in effect along the coast Friday, and the winds that we were seeing definitely warranted the warnings being in place.  Peak gusts near Cape Blanco reached 70 miles per hour, near North Bend we saw gusts of 40 miles per hour.  On Saturday, the high winds will reach … Continue reading »

Sweet Gingerbread Secrets: Part II

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just in time for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a veteran gingerbread baker shared her secrets to scoring well with the judges. In the second part in this series NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined Vickie Eastwood in the kitchen, who explained how to make candy stained glass windows, marshmallow treat trees, and roofing tile dusted in snow.

Pet of the Week: Trooper

MEDFORD, Ore. — This week’s “Pet of the Week” is Trooper, a five month old Boxer! Trooper came to the shelter with parvovirus, which can be deadly to puppies. But veterinarians at Best Friends Animal Hospital saved his life. He is treat motivated and listens well, and can sit on command. If you’re interested in Trooper contact … Continue reading »

1986 Assault Leads To New Connections

MEDFORD, Ore. — Almost 28 years ago, on December 17, 1986, Medford was shaken by a random act of violence, when a young woman was stabbed multiple times walking into work at BiMart. Loretta Russell’s attacker was caught, and is now serving his sentence in the Oregon State Penitentiary. 66-year-old Rodney Halbower has been in … Continue reading »

A Messy, Windy Friday On the Coast

WEATHER DISCUSSION For about a week or so, we have been monitoring the storm system that will make its way onshore tomorrow on Friday.  Moving from west to east, the coast will be the first to see the effects of the system.  There are already storm warnings and flood advisories in effect for coastal areas. … Continue reading »

Gingerbread Jubilee Benefits Maslow

MEDFORD, Ore. — For years, the Gingerbread Jubilee has put a creative twist on a holiday tradition. The annual auction is Friday night and it raises money for the Craterian Theatre. This year the Craterian’s Gingerbread Jubilee is helping another organization: the Maslow Project. The organization provides support and activities for homeless youth or children … Continue reading »

New Fencing for School Safety

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County School District 9 says safety is its top priority, and is now working on installing full fencing around each campus. At Table Rock Elementary, one opening at a gate is now the only spot you can enter or exit the campus during regular school hours, and it’s locked after … Continue reading »

Locals Prepare for Immigration Action

MEDFORD, Ore. – President Obama is announcing executive action on immigration that could affect thousands of undocumented immigrants in the area. In a speech to the nation, the president promised those who meet certain criteria can be free of fear of being deported. For Julie Fuentes, a student in Medford, that could mean not having … Continue reading »

Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner: Casserole

WILD MUSHROOM GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE  by Porter’s Executive Chef Dustin Farley PARSNIP CREAM 4cups Parsnips (peeled and chopped) 1cup Shallots (chopped) 1Tbl Thyme (chopped) 4cups heavy cream 1cup goat cheese (chevre) ½ cup parmesan (grated) In a heavy bottom pot combine parsnips, shallots, thyme and heavy cream and reduce until parsnips are tender. Add parmesan … Continue reading »

President Outlines Immigration Plans

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in a prime-time address … Continue reading »

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