In the Garden: Germinating Seeds

Medford, Ore. – If the summer temperatures have you thinking about your summer garden, you can start preparing now.  You can do that by germinating summer plant seeds. OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker said, “We can actually start them indoors so we can get a nice plant going and then put it outside when the … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: “Hangry” Fighting

Columbus, Ohio — While it is not  uncommon for married couples to argue, Ohio State University researchers say hunger could make the fighting worse. For 21 days, glucose levels were measured in 107 married couples. Then, participants competed against their spouse on a 25-trial task in which the winner blasted the loser with loud noise … 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 »

Maps of Pear Blossom Festival Closures

MEDFORD, Ore. – The 61st Annual Pear Blossom Festival is full of activities for all ages and all interests. The Annual Pear Blossom Run features a 5K event and a 10-mile event. There will also be “fun runs” covering shorter distances. Officials say 20 schools and 5,500 total runners usually participate. The Annual Pear Blossom Run begins … Continue reading »

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 »

Pet of the Week – Beatrice

MEDFORD, Ore.–Beatrice is our NewsWatch 12 Pet of the Week! She is a pit-bull mix that is a little older than a year old. She is very friendly and laid-back, as you tell from the video she sits on command and loves to stretch out! She would fit well in a family that will give … Continue reading »

Eagle Scout Surprised with Combat Flag

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For 17-year-old Bryce Thornton, getting another award certificate is nothing new. Thornton is only a high school senior but he has already made his mark on the world. The honor roll student has participated in 4H for nearly 10 years, traveled all over Europe as a student ambassador, and dedicated over … Continue reading »

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

By Holly Firfer (CNN) — April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and with that in mind, it’s important to note that women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the overwhelming majority aren’t aware of their increased risk. Our vision may seem a little blurry with age. However, doctors … Continue reading »

Out & About: Pear Blossom Festival

MEDFORD, Ore. — It wouldn’t be springtime in Southern Oregon without the Pear Blossom Festival. The 61st annual event is full of activities for all ages and all interests. Friday, visit downtown Medford’s restaurants on the smudge pot stroll from 5:00 to 9:00. Several events span both Friday and Saturday, including the pear-a-fare, the street fare, … Continue reading »

Rob Lowe on Life

Medford, Ore. — West Wing actor, Rob Lowe, has just released his second book and he’s talking to Newswatch 12 about it. The memoir is called “Love Life” and is out this week.  Lowe said it is collected essays about 35-40 years in show business, as well as life as a husband and father. For … Continue reading »

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