Coats for Kids Wraps Up

MEDFORD, Ore. — Over the last four weeks, NewsWatch 12′s Coats for Kids Campaign has collected thousands of coats for local kids in need. The donated coats were collected, cleaned, sorted, and bundled. On Friday, the first rounds of coats headed out to schools. Windermere employees have been in charge of transporting the coats to the … Continue reading »

Football Players Pledge Against Abuse

  MEDFORD, Ore. — Rival Medford football teams are working together to raise awareness for domestic violence. North and South Medford High set aside their competition for a brief moment before Friday night’s game to sign a pledge saying they will “neither accept nor demonstrate domestic violence.” In addition to that pledge, each team wore a … Continue reading »

Harry & David Announces More Hiring

MEDFORD, Ore. – Harry & David in Medford announced today that it will be adding 3,000 brand-new positions for the holiday season. According to the company, most positions are available immediately, and run through the end of November. 970 positions are currently available in Medford. The company will host several hiring events in Medford, with dates … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Final Donation Day

MEDFORD, Ore. – Several volunteers from Windermere and other organizations sorted the first coats for the Coats for Kids Campaign. Over the last month, Newswatch 12 has collected thousands of new and gently used kids coats that have been washed, and are ready to head out to the kids. The remainder of the coats that are … Continue reading »

Police Conduct Domestic Abuse Sweep

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police and Jackson County Parole and Probation are taking action in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Wednesday, the agencies had a domestic violence round up in the city. Officers arrested seven people who were not compliant with their domestic violence probation, or had a warrant for a domestic violence … Continue reading »

Man Sentenced for Child Sex Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. — The case of a man accused of sexually abusing and assaulting an 18-month-old child came to a close on Thursday. Matthew Hyrup changed his plea to “No Contest” and accepted a sentence of 25 years in prison. He was arrested in February 2012 for assaulting and sexually abusing his stepson while the … Continue reading »

Construction Workers in Short Supply

MEDFORD, Ore. – One of the fastest growing industries in Oregon is running out of employees. Local construction companies say post-recession hiring hasn’t caught up with demand, and is now creating a bottleneck in the industry. A recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America found that 83% of Oregon construction firms are having … Continue reading »

Students Watch for Salmon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local biology students are helping to study water quality for fish survival in streams. About 60 students at St. Mary’s School braved the rain Thursday morning and participated in salmon watch for their class. In a hands-on experiment, the class took samples out of Lawson Creek right behind St. Mary’s campus to … Continue reading »

Formal Kitzhaber Investigation Requested

OREGON – This morning, lawyers for Rep. Dennis Richardson’s gubernatorial campaign filed a request with the U.S. Attorney’s office for a formal investigation into possible ethics violations by Governor John Kitzhaber and so-called First Lady Cylvia Hayes. According to the Washington D.C. Based attorneys, Governor Kitzhaber and Hayes appear to have violated federal and Oregon … Continue reading »

Final Days to Donate to Coats for Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. – Friday is the last day to drop off donations of new or gently used coats to NewsWatch12′s Coats for Kids 2014 campaign. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor collected some of the last minute donations at the Pet Country Grange Co-op in Medford, where one of the nearly 80 barrels was filling up through the … Continue reading »

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