Medford Police Hiring New Officers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police Department is in the middle of interviews as they look for people to fill open spots in the agency. Administrators said hiring happens about twice a year, and this time around they had more than 200 applicants. After a test, management narrowed down the pool to just 36. This week, … Continue reading »

Measles Threaten Unvaccinated Local Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon is on high alert for Measles after being named one of six states facing the highly contagious disease after the Disneyland outbreak. Doctors said there has been one documented case of Measles in Oregon so far. Jackson County Health and Human Services medical director Jim Shames said Measles is one of … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Suspends Search

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — Coast Guard crews suspended the search Monday morning for a man who disappeared after the boat he was on capsized. It happened Sunday afternoon near Paradise Point in Port Orford. Crews say three people were on board at the time, and two made it to shore. Officials say the third person … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Jails

  MEDFORD, Ore.–Possibly the oldest existing city jail in southern Oregon is at the 125 year old Jacksonville city hall. A plaque on the wall says it was built in 1880 for 25-hundred dollars and included two jail cells in addition to a clerk’s office, fire station and council meeting room, still in use today. … Continue reading »

Malaysia Airlines Hacked By Terror Group

(CNN) — Malaysia Airlines website was hacked by a group claiming to support the terror group, ISIS. The browser tab read “Isis will prevail.” In a Facebook post, Malaysia Airlines said its domain name system was compromised. But, the company insists its internal servers, which contain passenger information, are secure. The hack comes after Malaysia … Continue reading »

Second Trial for Murder Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man accused of murdering his girlfriend over a year ago is expected to appear before a jury Monday morning. The trial for Jose Valencia-Gaona’s trial is scheduled to begin at 9 A.M. before a twelve person jury. His trial originally began last June, but just two days into the trial, the … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Mark Schultz Talks Foxcatcher

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Sunday, NewsWatch 12 Reporter sat down with Mark Schultz, an Olympic and World Champion in Wrestling. Schultz also wrote the book Foxcatcher, which has now been made into a critically acclaimed movie nominated for five Academy Awards. In the interview, Schultz talks more about his reaction to the movie, and the murder … Continue reading »

Local Ties to “Foxcatcher”

MEDFORD, Ore. — By now you’ve likely heard of the movie Foxcatcher. The film, which has been nominated for five Academy Awards, is based on the true story of an Olympic gold medal wrestler who competed for Ashland High School. The story has been making waves across the country. Actors Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo … Continue reading »

The RRRink Hosts Annual Doll Party

MEDFORD, Ore. — American Girl Dolls and action figures made their way out on the ice Sunday to celebrate National Figure Skating Month and the annual Doll Party. This event is organized by the Southern Oregon Figure Skating Club and has been around for close to five years. Kids come to the RRRink with their … Continue reading »

Gathering Planned for Missing Ashland Teen

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland High School students, faculty and staff will come together Tuesday morning to spell out a message on the football field hoping to reach missing teen Hannah “Moose” Thomas-Garner. The high school plans to have everyone wear red and gather together on the AHS football field to take the picture from an … Continue reading »

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