Taking Flight: Legacy of Sparrow Clubs

MEDFORD, Ore.– ¬†This year, Sparrow Clubs in Oregon is expanding by adding another director to launch clubs year-round in Central Oregon. The new hire made his way to Southern Oregon for training, but he has already taken flight. The new director, Michael Leeland, told the students at North Medford, “I am here to empower you, … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Ski Survey Results Are In

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is revealing the results of their recent ski survey. The survey had 1,200 responses telling mountain management what they want to see over the next 50 years. Some want to see longer runs and faster lifts, others focused inside the lodge, calling for better food, a bigger bar, and more … Continue reading »

White City Responds To Veteran Concerns

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA Domiciliary’s director in White City finally responded to NewsWatch 12′s request for an interview Tuesday. Veterans are getting a chance to say what they want about the care they are receiving at the White City Dom. NewsWatch 12 was at the town hall meeting last Friday where veterans say … Continue reading »

First Day for SOU Students This Year

ASHLAND, Ore. — Despite a tough last year, Southern Oregon University is seeing some of the highest enrollment numbers in the school’s history. Students returned to campus today for events, and the first day of classes. SOU’s welcome week is underway and began with a meet Ashland event in front of the union. The university … Continue reading »

Neighbors on High Alert After Burglaries

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are on the search for the person responsible for two burglaries on Table Rock Road. The burglaries happened just hours apart and are just blocks away from each other. Medford Police said it already heavily patrols the area, but officers are on even higher alert looking for anything suspicious. Neighbors in … Continue reading »

Gender-Neutral Homecoming Royals Chosen

ASHLAND, Ore. — Since the 1950′s, Ashland High School has crowned a homecoming king and queen. But in last weeks homecoming “royalty” ceremony, those titles were scrapped in favor of gender neutrality. Sydney Norvell was chosen alongside Joseph Yanconelli and Jackson Richmond to hold the title of “royal”. “It’s pretty amazing. It’s always a good … Continue reading »

‘Drug Take Back’ Collects Pounds

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs are now out of Southern Oregon medicine cabinets. It was all part of a nationwide “Drug Take Back” effort that happened on Saturday. As part of the event, Medford Police, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office collected unwanted or … Continue reading »

Police Searching for Graffiti Artist

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Police are offering a $500 dollar reward for anyone that helps lead them to the arrest of a graffiti artist. Police said the city has been hit with several acts of vandalism recently. They said both public and private residencies are being targeted and it costs a lot to … Continue reading »

Burglaries on Table Rock Rd. Draw Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two burglaries just hours apart from each other on Table Rock Road drew the attention of Police. Neighbors said this kind of thing happens frequently in that¬†area. The burglar broke through the back of one of the apartments in the 2,000 block and then broke into the shed of a mobile home. … Continue reading »

Missing Georgia Woman Found Safe

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police has made contact with a woman and confirmed she is safe in the Crater Lake area and in need of no assistance. Andria C. Terrell’s husband reported to OSP that his wife was traveling to Crater Lake on Sunday in a rented blue 2014 Kia Forte displaying California … Continue reading »

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