Jewish Community Increases Security

ASHLAND, Ore. — Monday marks the first day of the Jewish holiday Passover. The Chabad Jewish Center hosted its Passover Seder at the Bellview Grange in Ashland and they took extra precautions. The leaders of tonight’s ceremonies say they were shocked to hear of what police are calling a hate crime occurred in Kansas City. Three … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: State’s Johnny Appleseed

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– National Arbor is on April 25th, but several states around the country celebrate on various days this month; this includes Southern Oregon. Oregon designated the second week of April for its Arbor Day celebrations. In honor of the emphasis Arbor Week places on planting and nourishing trees, Oregon Trails looks back at … Continue reading »

Businesses Impacted by Pear Blossom

MEDFORD, Ore. — The annual Pear Blossom Festival was a huge success this year, and that success is rubbing off on downtown businesses as well. Some local businesses like Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop on Central Avenue chose to stay open during the parade because the Pear Blossom Festival brings in good revenue. One manager at … Continue reading »

2014 Pear Blossom Run Results

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Pear Blossom Run brings in runners from all around Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to Medford, but on Saturday it was a pair of runners with local ties that won the big race. Trevor Palmer won the men’s ten mile. Palmer is a former runner for Crater High School and SOU. … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom Festival Breaks Records

MEDFORD, Ore. — The 61st annual Pear Blossom Festival is being deemed a success.  Festival directors said this year they had more vendors and visitors than ever before. The parade brought in roughly 30,000 people, and anywhere between 15,000 to 18,000 festival goers visited the street fair. More than 100 vendors set up their booths … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Too Early for Tomatoes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Even though tomato plants are for sale in stores right now, experts say it’s too early for planting. There will likely be freezing temperatures overnight through the end of May and those nights can ruin certain warm-weather plants. The Oregon State University Extension’s Master Gardener Jane Moyer explains in this week’s, “In … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom 10 Mile Runners Take Off

MEDFORD, Ore. - One of the highlights to every year’s Pear Blossom Festival is the 10 mile run! NewsWatch 12′s Chris Leone takes us live to the start of the race in Downtown Medford.

Couple Weds in Hospital in Medford

MEDFORD, OR. — After a life-threatening stroke, 88-year-old Mary Hedge of Yreka, California was not sure if she would ever be able to tie the knot with her sweetheart. On Thursday, she did just that. Hedge has been at Providence Medical Center since her stroke 6 weeks ago, and Steve Tarnay was by her side … Continue reading »

Suicide Prevention Training Wraps Up

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Saturdays, you can find Tyrone McDonald at the Life Track studio in Medford helping kids express what they’re feeling by using art. “Wrap around services are the best services, so  that’s what we’re trying to do here is give kids an  outlet for them to come and express their feelings  in … Continue reading »

Pleasant for Pear Blossom

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will continue to usher in sunny, warm and dry conditions all weekend long! Offshore flow will return to the coast on Sunday and expect very warm temperatures along the Chetco River and in Gold Beach and Brookings. If you’re headed to the Pear Blossom Festival or anything fun outdoors make sure … Continue reading »

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