Police Cracking Down on Gang Graffiti

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police said they arrested one person who they believe is responsible for some of the gang graffiti in West Medford recently. Pedro Sanchez-Comacho, 18, is being held in the Jackson County Jail on charges of criminal mischief. Medford Police said they believe there are still more people involved. They said graffiti is … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Machete Attack

MEDFORD, Ore.– A Medford man had to get several stitches in his hand after defending himself from an attack with a machete. Medford Police said they got a call from a man who lives in the 400 block of Newtown Street, Wednesday. They said the man got in an argument with one of his roommates, … Continue reading »

Parents Say Son Was Shamed for Tardiness

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass School District Office received dozens of calls, Wednesday, from parents concerned about the bullying of one particular student. The mother and father of a 6-year-old boy said their son is being shamed and punished in front of his peers for something that is completely out of his control. … Continue reading »

OSF: Behind the Curtain – Hamfist Band

Editor’s Note: The footage used for the above story is of the band for the OSF show called The Unfortunates, which featured two Hamfist members, but is not the full band of Hamfist. Editor’s Note: Video of Hamfist at the Britt 2010 Festival performing “Moonshine Party.” Written by Hamfist member James Dean. ASHLAND, Ore. — Staff members … Continue reading »

OSF: Behind the Curtain – SOU Trainees

ASHLAND, Ore. — This year, the largest number of Southern Oregon University performance students will appear in OSF shows for the 80th season. The OSF Acting Company Trainee Program gives students the opportunity to participate in shows alongside experienced performers and directors. 15 SOU trainees will appear on stage at OSF this season. The partnership between … Continue reading »

Proposed Increase to Cigarette Taxes

MEDFORD, Ore. —   The price of a pack of cigarettes could soon cost more.  The State House is proposing another tax increase.  If approved it would increase tax on cigarettes sold starting January 2016. It would increase the tax at the rate of 80 mills for the distribution of each cigarette in the state. That would … Continue reading »

Suspects Facing Robbery and Kidnapping

MEDFORD, Ore.– Two people are behind bars after kidnapping and robbing another man and then eluding officers, according to Medford Police. Medford Police said they got a call from a 20-year-old man hours after he claimed Roman Santiago and another man made him get in his car while he was walking down McAndrews, Tuesday. The … Continue reading »

Wienermobile Visits Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is in the Rogue Valley this week.  The official “hotdoggers” will be handing out whistles and letting you take pictures with the food on wheels. You can find the Wienermobile at the following locations: Thursday, February 27th Noon-5 P.M.  at the Sherms Thunderbird on Main Street in Medford. Friday, … Continue reading »

Man Struck by Car in Critical Condition

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– A man is reportedly in critical condition after being hit by a car. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Fire said they responded to a pedestrian crash near Cloverlawn and Rogue River Hwy, Tuesday night. They said 43-year-old Chris Addington was accidentally struck by a 1999 Subaru driven by 62-year-old Katherine … Continue reading »

OSF: Behind the Curtain – Costumes

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is celebrating its 80th year. OSF and NewsWatch 12 have teamed up to bring you further behind the scenes than ever before. This year there are 11 plays, three of which are Shakespearean. Among the other eight, two are musicals, three are world premiers and one is a … Continue reading »

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