Wind Damages Power Lines

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wind knocked out power for tens of thousands of people in Oregon and Northern California. Fire crews and Pacific Power teams had to deal with downed trees crushing power lines and damaging property. Representatives with Pacific Power say they had every single crew available working to restore power throughout the day. The Rogue … Continue reading »

Medford Police Report Aggressive Dogs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police said there are a number of reports of aggressive dogs. Officers said Saturday was the third day in a row they had to call in Animal Control to help catch the dogs. Police said they received a report Friday of two dogs, similar to pitbulls, off leash and being aggressive in … Continue reading »

Friends Rally On Hit-and-Run Anniversary

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Family and community members in the Illinois Valley are urging progress one year after one of the biggest unsolved death cases in the area. Today a group marched down Redwood Highway in Cave Junction for Jarred Houston and Robert Calvin, two victims of a tragic hit and run accident that still remains … Continue reading »

Volunteers Work to Restore Bear Creek

MEDFORD, Ore. — A group of volunteers is working to clean up the Bear Creek Watershed. It’s part of a two-year project to restore fish and other wildlife populations to the area. This restoration work is thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Roughly a dozen people came out Saturday morning … Continue reading »

Man Killed After Tree Falls on Tent

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are investigating an accidental death, in which they say a man was killed when a tree fell on his tent. On their Facebook page this morning, Medford Police said 23-year-old Joseph T. Jones was killed when a tree fell onto his tent in a transient camp area north of Bear Creek Park. … Continue reading »

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 logo … 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 »

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