Fire at Knife River Asphalt Plant

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Nearly two dozen members of Jackson County Fire District 3 are responding to a possible explosion and fire at the Knife River Asphalt plant in Central Point. Traffic is being diverted from Gold Hill, and Mercy Flights was called because of reports of a possible injury. Witnesses say the explosion shook their homes. According to Fire … Continue reading »

Oregon Graduation Rates Increase

MEDFORD, Ore. – 72% of Oregon high school students are graduating on time. This information comes from a new statewide survey revealed today. That’s about a 3% increase from the year before. Graduation rates have increased, not only in affluent communities, but also in so called “at risk” communities. Experts say these gains are indicative … Continue reading »

Business Conference Focuses on Tech

Medford, Ore. – On Thursday the Southern Oregon Business Conference will get underway.  This year, it focuses on an industry picking up steam in Southern Oregon – technology. For those who attend the conference there are a lot of things to look forward to.  However, many people are excited about one thing in particular.  They … Continue reading »

In the Kitchen: Almond Milk

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Rachel Downing with NW RAW juice bar in Ashland demonstrates how to make almond milk with an at home blender.

Klamath County Library: Story Kits

MEDFORD, Ore. – Reading is a skill that doesn’t come easily for every child, but experts say any interaction parents have with their kids helps develop literacy skills. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with Drucilla Curtis, the Klamath County Library Department Supervisor of Youth Services about a way you can bring story time home from the library.

Renovation of “The Bricks” Discussed

ASHLAND, Ore. – “The Bricks” will soon be getting a face lift. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is holding its third public meeting tonight to discussion a renovation project on the bricks. The theatre company is hoping to review the design direction for the area. The next step will be to refine the plan and will … Continue reading »

Police Seeking Help to Identify Suspects

MEDFORD, Ore.– Police are asking the public to help them identity people who they say were at the center of burglaries, or planned to do so. Police said one suspect, shown to the right, headed into the Purple Parrot on Highland Drive with the intention of robbing the place. They said he took off in an … Continue reading »

Victim in Deadly Crash Identified

NEAR HUGO, Ore. — Investigators are releasing new information regarding a deadly crash in Josephine County. The crash happened Monday night on the 1,500 block of Three Pines Rd., near Hugo. Investigators said they received reports of a woman who had been run over by a vehicle. When they arrived, troopers found 52-year old Cheryle … Continue reading »

Oregon Lifeguard Welcomes New Helicopter

MEDFORD, Ore. — The company Oregon Lifeguard is welcoming a new helicopter into the air ambulance crew. Crew members spent the day Wednesday testing out the new helicopter near the Rogue Valley International Airport. The helicopter can carry one extra person and is equipped with an improved patient loading system in the back. The big … Continue reading »

State of Oregon v. VA: Vending Violation

WHITE CITY, Ore., — The State of Oregon’s Attorney General’s Office has filed a complaint in federal court against the Department of Veterans Affairs. At the center of this complaint is a several year struggle between the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC) and the Oregon Commission for the Blind.  Roughly 15 years ago … Continue reading »

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