Rain Chances Ramping Up This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday brought another day of high clouds and mild temperatures, but by tonight into Saturday, we will throw rain chances into the mix.  A cold front will develop in the next 24 hours, which will slowly creep onshore by Sunday afternoon.  In the meantime, we will see showers increasing ahead of the front. … Continue reading »

Serial Burglar Possibly Caught on Cam

MEDFORD, Ore — A Medford restaurant says their security cam may have just caught the burglar who hit four stores in just a few days. Employees at Wamba Juice came in Friday morning to find someone had tried to pry open the door with what appeared to be a screw-driver. That burglar couldn’t get past … Continue reading »

YOU ROCK Teen Auditions

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with two organizers of the YOU ROCK performance aimed at helping teenagers show off their talents. Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 15th, from 2:00—5:00, at the Medford School District’s Auditorium, 815 South Oakdale. There’s another opportunity to audition on Tuesday, March 17th, 4:00—7:00 at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jethro

PET OF THE WEEK This week’s pet is Jethro, and he is a well-behaved brown German Shepherd Mix. He is about five years old and is looking for a good home. He is active and athletic and would benefit from a family who can keep him active. Jethro is great with small children, and other … Continue reading »

Clouds Increase For the Weekend Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSUION Rain is right back in the forecast for this weekend. Today will be the prequel, with clouds and winds increasing. A large area of moisture is moving in from the southwest and will be dropping rain as soon as the high pressure sitting over us, moves further east. Showers will start at the … Continue reading »

Hornets Advance, Knights Knocked Out

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Henley Hornets are headed to the 4A girls semifinals after stifling Banks 39-18 on Thursday. Henley held Banks to only eight points in the 2nd half en route to the 21-point win. The Hornets will play #3 Valley Catholic on Friday. At Century High School, the 3rd-seeded North Valley Knights were … Continue reading »

Skid Training Could One Day Save Lives

MEDFORD, Ore.– Local firefighters and police officers are going through a potentially life-saving training process, learning how to react if they’re racing toward and emergency and suddenly lose control. The training is thanks to a mobile skid car and skid truck provided by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). It uses hydraulic … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Tsunami/Hurricane

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What is the difference between a Tsunami and a Hurricane?” Gracie Marical, Hoover Elementary The short answer to this question would be that a tsunami and a hurricane are two completely different types of phenomena. Hurricanes are an “atmospheric” phenomenon, whereas tsunamis are a phenomenon created by the “geological” processes we know … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Rip Currents

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why do rip currents pull you out then loop you back around? Shouldn’t it just keep pulling you out? Titus Stark-Semour, Medford Montessori School, 2nd Grade Rip currents are one of the most common dangers you may experience at the beach.  They occur when water rushes out to sea, perpendicular to the … Continue reading »

North Medford Falls in Boys Quarterfinal

PORTLAND, Ore. — In Wednesday night’s OSAA 6A Boys Quarterfinal, #7 North Medford trailed #2 Central Catholic by one after the 1st quarter; the two were tied after two quarters; and tied again after three quarters, but the Rams pulled away in the 4th quarter for a 52-44 win, eliminating the Black Tornado from the … Continue reading »

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