Carnival Safety Test Ride

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – This year, organizers promised bigger and better carnival rides at the Jackson County Fair. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor jumped into a few of the rides with a camera — to find out how to stay safe when you buckle in!  

Nine Triple Digit Days & Counting

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Medford ended Thursday racking in another triple digit day. The high at the airport was 100, making it the 9th triple digit day so far this summer. Typically we average about 8 or 9 in a summer. With the summer only half way over, it’s likely this number goes up. Today, sunny … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Steven Packard

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Since he was a child, Steven Packard had a goal. Through his years of playing youth baseball and then at the University of Oregon, his goal never changed. “Ever since I was a little kid, my goal was always to go on a mission, and I completed that,” Packard said. Packard … Continue reading »

Wells Running Dry with Drought

NEAR EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Well-drilling companies are booked out for months because drought conditions are causing problems among clients. Gary Newman says he doesn’t even advertise and his phone is ringing like crazy with customers in need of water. This is because there was not enough snowpack to recharge the underground cracks and aquifers … Continue reading »

Fair Beverage Sales up Due to Heat

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s hot outside, and high temperatures are increasing drink sales at the Jackson County Fair. Food vendors said they are staying cool by drinking lots of water and taking breaks when needed.  Fair-goers are buying food, but they are also buying drinks, and more drinks than years past. The Southern Oregon Food … Continue reading »

Medford Parks’ Summer Concert Series

Medford, Ore. – Once again, Medford Parks and Recreation is back with its Summer Concert Series. This year, the free concert series features some artists you typically have to pay to see.  On Wednesday nights at 7 o’clock the concerts take place at the Bear Creek Park or Pear Blossom Park on 4th and Bartlett Streets. … Continue reading »

Police Patrols Search for Arsonist

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Ten arson fires in one week have Medford Police on high alert.  More officers are on patrol during the early morning hours.  They are doing routine checks in certain areas and keeping their eyes peeled for suspicious activity. Early Wednesday morning, Medford police officers were out in full force.  Besides keeping tabs on their … Continue reading »

Police Give Slurpee Vouchers to Kids

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Over the summer months, law enforcement often sees bumps in youth crime as kids have more time out of school. This summer, Seven Eleven teamed up with Grants Pass Department of public safety to try to encourage positive contact between law enforcement and the community. Beginning on Tuesday, cops began hitting … Continue reading »

Gems Set to Host WCL All-Star Game

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For the first time in its ten year existence, the West Coast League All-Star Game is coming to Southern Oregon. On Monday, July 21st, the summer league’s best players will make their way to Klamath Falls for the home run derby and the nine-inning exhibition. “It’s a really cool experience,” Gems … Continue reading »

Forensics Lab Takes On Wood Smuggling

ASHLAND, Ore. – A soft hum is the only sound that can be heard as a hulking piece of machinery is brought to life. A small sample is inserted with tweezers between two metal receptors on the device. Within seconds, a series of spikes and lulls, similar to a heart monitor, flash across a screen … Continue reading »

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