Team Continues To Restore Greenway

MEDFORD, Ore. — A crew is clearing out the Bear Creek Greenway and planting new plants to make the pathway safer and more accessible. On Friday, the team finished planting over one thousand native plants. The team consists of members from The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), City of Medford, Oregon Stewardship and Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

The Salvation Army Still Accepting Toys

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of families are getting donations from The Salvation Army Friday from this year’s Toy and Food Drive. NewsWatch 12 has teamed with The Salvation Army to help the organization bring in 35 percent more toys and food this year. The organization collected toys for close to two thousand children and enough … Continue reading »

New Detox Center in the Works

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Addictions Recovery Center is preparing Southern Oregon’s first ever medically-monitored detox center. They say the center would allow access to medication and treatment that could ease the process of detoxification and even save lives. On Friday, Providence Medical Center unveiled a $25,000 donation for the new center. The idea is to … Continue reading »

Car Crash Sends Man to Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are still piecing together details of a car versus motorcycle accident that happened on S. Riverside Ave. and Bank St. According to officers, an elderly female driver crossing Riverside failed to yield the right of way to a motorcycle causing the crash. Police said the motorcycle rider was transported to the hospital … Continue reading »

Charter Pulled from Medford Elks Lodge

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford chapter of the Elks Lodge is out of business, after members unexpectedly found their charter revoked. David Gerten became a member of the lodge last year, and says he was notified late Thursday night of the revocation by the Grand Order in Chicago, though no reason was given. He said he … Continue reading »

High School Choir Flash Mob Confusion

(UPDATE: 12:20PM)  KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An effort to spread Christmas joy was dampened at the Klamath Falls Walmart Thursday evening.  But the Henley High School choir says it was all a misunderstanding and they have no hard feelings. According to the high school principal, the choir teacher reached out to Walmart  days in advance … Continue reading »

Klamath Falls School Under Construction

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A new school being built from the ground up in Klamath Falls is making fast progress. The company doing the building, Bogatay Construction, are showing off their progress online. They say in just seven days, the New Henley Elementary School has gone from a concrete slab to having concrete walls being … Continue reading »

Feds Ease Medical Marijuana Enforcement

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The federal government is making it easier for medical marijuana facilities to operate. The recently-passed $1.1 trillion spending bill promises no more government money will be spent on DEA raids against retail facilities that meet state law. The line item was quietly added to the 1,603-page spending bill. This is the … Continue reading »

Siskiyou Murderer Asking for Retrial

YREKA, Calif.– The woman convicted of killing her husband at a Siskiyou campground in November 2012, is asking for a retrial. Patricia Maccullum was found guilty of murdering Christopher Maccullum in January of 2013. She has been asking for a new trial since last Summer and got a new attorney this Fall. Her attorney submitted … Continue reading »

GMO Ban Enforcement on Hold

MEDFORD, Ore. — Enforcement for the measure banning GMO crops in Jackson County is on hold until the current lawsuit against it is over. The lawsuit was filed by two local farms in November and claims it causes an economic burden on farmers who grow genetically engineered crops. The Jackson County City Council confirmed the announcement … Continue reading »

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