Merkley Headed Back to Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – Sen. Jeff Merkley’s “Jobs & Opportunity Tour” will visit seven towns throughout Southern Oregon today as part of his 50-town tour to get out the vote. Schedule for Wednesday, October 29: Fort Klamath – 8:30 AM – Cheri and Paul Little’s Ranch, 48080 McQuiston Road, Fort Klamath, OR 97626 Ashland – 11:30 … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Kimberly Jostad

MEDFORD, Ore.– Several community members have been practicing for weeks, preparing for the annual “Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars” competition. Now in just about a week and a half , they will lace up their shoes and compete for the “Shining Star Award”; all while raising money for sparrow clubs. Each night until the … Continue reading »

New Gas Tax Taken for a Test Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — When drivers head to the gas pump, they’re currently shelling out a 30 cent tax for every gallon of gas. That money goes directly to ODOT to help improve roads and complete construction projects. The gas tax adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars a year, but ODOT officials said this … Continue reading »

10 Year-Old Hit by Car in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A 10 year-old boy was taken to the hospital early this morning, after being struck by a car while crossing at an intersection. Witnesses said the boy was looking both ways at the intersection of Parkdale Dr. and Golden Park Dr. before stepping in front of an oncoming vehicle. According to … Continue reading »

Groups Try to Pass Public Safety Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — In recent years, Josephine County voters have turned down various tax levies regarding public safety, but there is still hope according to community action groups in the area. After the last public safety measure did not pass in May, two community action groups, Community United for Safety and Securing our Safety, … Continue reading »

Police Concerned About Kids and Apps

MEDFORD, Ore.- Police are weighing in on concerns about children having contact with dangerous people through applications on their phones. Kids now have the ability to communicate with each other outside of text messages and voice calls, stoking parents worries about less oversight over who their kids are talking to. The Medford Police Department said this … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Garlic

MEDFORD, Ore. – Elephant garlic grows about a softball size bulb and is really hard to find this time of year, but best to grow in your own garden during the fall. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor met with OSU Extension Master Gardener Teresa Reavis to find out more about how to plant the mild ingredient.

68lbs of Pot Found During Traffic Stop

MEDFORD, Ore.– A traffic stop led to the arrest of two Washington State men and 68 pounds of marijuana off the streets. Oregon State Police stopped a rented Hyundai Sonata with California license plates for a speeding violation on Interstate 5 near mile post 28, Saturday morning. According to investigators, a trooper found the pot … Continue reading »

Irrigation Water Shuts Off in Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Rural residents near Gold Hill can expect to see the irrigation water slowly shut off. The Gold Hill Irrigation District is shutting off water starting today for a fish salvage project starting on Thursday. Officials say the water legally has to be turned off by Friday, and starting the process now … Continue reading »

Scooping Out Ice Cream for Measure 92

ASHLAND, Ore.– A Ben and Jerry’s ice cream truck is on a tour through Oregon, scooping out ice cream and information about Measure 92. If passed, the “Right to Know” initiative will require food manufactures to label all food sold in the state, if they have genetically engineered ingredients. The frozen treat tour started at … Continue reading »

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