Fire Sprinkler Controls Fire at Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire crews responded to a fire alarm this morning at Airport Chevrolet on Biddle Road. While in route, the response was upgraded to a structure fire response, prompting two additional fire engines from Medford and one additional fire engine from Fire District #3 to be sent to the scene. According to Officials, … Continue reading »

State Investigating Sheriff Winters

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore – The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office is investigating the re-election of Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, after receiving an allegation of false information in the November Election Voter Pamphlet. According to officials, this type of investigation may lead to criminal charges. NewsWatch 12 has reached out to Sheriff Winter’s for his reaction, but so far he … Continue reading »

Medford Schools Halloween Policy

MEDFORD, Ore. – This year the Medford School District will continue its policy of only allowing Halloween costumes to be worn by Kindergarten and 1st grade students. According to the district website, all other grades are barred from wearing costumes at school, except during a classroom party. As usual, costumes need to be appropriate for a school setting, with … Continue reading »

Teen Walks Away With Minor Injuries

MEDFORD, Ore.– The teenager who had to be extracted from her car after a serious wreck on the interstate, is said to be in good condition. Oregon State Police said 16-year-old Taylor Murphy was able to walk away from the hospital with some broken fingers, bumps, and bruises. The accident happened after 5 p.m., Tuesday … Continue reading »

Social Security COLA to Go Up in 2015

UNITED STATES – Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will start with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more … Continue reading »

Federal Law Consuming School Funds

MEDFORD, Ore. — A federal law currently set in place is consuming 25 percent of money that should be going towards county and school funding. Right now, the U.S. Forest Service is allowed to sue private land owners. This happens when a fire starts on private land and moves over into publicly owned land, destroying natural … Continue reading »

Baby Bear Cub in Ashland Pharmacy

[UPDATE] The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said they hope to let the baby bear back into the wild by next spring. It is being cared for at PAWS Wildlife Center in Washington State. ASHLAND, Ore. — Some Ashland Rite Aid customers saw a rare site when they went to the store on Sunday.  A one-month-old, … Continue reading »

Candidates Hope to Fill Richardson Seat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The race is on for several positions this election. Dennis Richardson held the office for State Representative House District 4 for nearly 12 years. Now, he is the republican candidate in the governor’s race and two new candidates seek his current seat. Duane Stark is the Republican candidate looking to earn … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and riders celebrated 50 years of Mt. Ashland, and are hoping for another 50 years to come. The mountain held its anniversary celebration Saturday. Many of the attendees saw the mountain for the first time in a while given the lack of snow last season. Community members celebrated in the Mt. … Continue reading »

Teen in Critical Condition

MEDFORD, Ore.– A teenager is reported to be in critical condition, after crashing with a semi on Interstate 5. Oregon Police said she had to be extracted from her car. They said it happened as she was entering the freeway from Crater Lake Highway. They said she got caught underneath the semi and was drug for a … Continue reading »

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