Bugs-R-Us Owner Gets Community Help

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local business owner who shares his passion for creepy crawlers, was diagnosed with cancer last month. John Jackson is the founder and owner of Bugs-R-Us in Medford, and has traveled to dozens of locations in the last five years to give presentations about bugs, bats, owls, and more. Many community members … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Matilda

Meet Matilda! She is a 4-year-old Staffordshire terrier mix. She is a big sweetheart, and can respond to many tricks and commands. She takes a little time to warm up to people, so she will feel safe with a patient owner, who will take the time to let her open up. If you are interested … Continue reading »

Flu Shot Less Effective This Year

MEDFORD, Ore. — Doctors and clinics in Southern Oregon received an advisory on Thursday. It is from the CDC and warns physicians that the flu vaccine is falling short of the predicted impact on influenza. 52 percent of flu samples were not a good match for the current vaccine, and this year’s strain, the H3N2, is especially bad. This … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Wireless Speakers

With more of us keeping our music on phones and tablets, the easiest way for others to listen is with a wireless speaker. Consumer Reports just tested 31 and found several that would make a great gift. Among the better sounding portable wireless speakers tested is the Jabra Solemate Max for $300. It’s easy to … Continue reading »

Cavemen Lead Christmas Parade

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  The Grants Pass High School Cavemen Football team is the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Downtown Christmas Parade this Saturday. The Cavemen recently finished the 2014 season with a perfect regular season record and made it to the OSAA Quarterfinals. They will be joined in the parade by their coaches, the … Continue reading »

Holiday Toy & Food Drive Kicks Off

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 is teaming up with the Salvation Army and Bi-Mart to help families in need this holiday season. The Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive is now underway.   You can bring any non-perishable food items or toys to any Bi-Mart location. Right now, the Salvation Army says it’s looking for … Continue reading »

Letters to Santa Due by Friday

MEDFORD, Ore.– To get a personalized letter from Santa, you need to get it delivered by Friday. Address the letter to ‘Santa in the North Pole’ and drop it off in the North Pole mailbox at Santo Community Center. You can also address it to Medford Parks and Recreation at 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Purrrfect Pet Toys

MEDFORD, Ore. — Shopping for our pets is fun. Sure, your pet can play by himself, but his favorite thing to play with is YOU. For dogs, games like catch or tug-of-war give them exercise and satisfy their social needs. Frisbees and rope pulls are also favorites, and who can resist a brand new ball? … Continue reading »

2014 Food & Toys Drive

  NewsWatch 12 is teaming up with the Salvation Army and Bi-Mart to help families in need this holiday season. The Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive is now underway.   You can bring any non-perishable food items or toys to any Bi-Mart location. Right now, the Salvation Army says it’s looking for toys for … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Trophy Train

MEDFORD, Ore.–World War One opened the eyes of millions of people to the horrors of modern warfare, with massive armies, tanks, gas attacks, and the first time the airplane was used as a tool of warfare. And it cost hundreds of millions of dollars and took millions of lives. To pay for that most countries, … Continue reading »

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