Car Crashes into Medford Rite Aid

MEDFORD, Ore. –     Shoppers at the Medford Rite Aid store were in for a surprise this morning when a confused driver crashed through the front glass panels of the building. Medford Police said it happened just before noon at the Rite Aid in the Medford Center. They said a woman in her 70s accidentally drove … Continue reading »

Woman Indicted in Homicide Investigation

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.– A Josephine County woman is now part of a homicide investigation. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said a missing persons report came in on April 2nd. Oregon State Police said deceased remains were later found at a campsite in the Sunny Valley area, and are believed to be the same person. … Continue reading »

Methamphetamine Seized in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A large amount of methamphetamine was located Friday morning after the Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement (MADGE) team served a search warrant after a two month long investigation. The investigation led the MADGE team, accompanied by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), to a residence … Continue reading »

Armed Robbery in Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who robbed the Gold Hill Market and Deli on 2nd Avenue Saturday. Law enforcement officers were called after the man walked into the store, demanded cash and showed a gun. He was able to leave the store with money. The man … Continue reading »

Season for Sunscreen

Medford, Ore. — When Spring starts, doctors say it is time to start thinking about sun protection. Dr. Barbara Sibley with Southern Oregon Pediatrics said it’s important to put sunscreen on your children whenever they are outside during the season.  That includes the overcast days. She said, “Our goal is that this next generation of … Continue reading »

Interstate 5 Work Postponed Due to Rain

PHOENIX, Ore. — The rainy weather forecast for this week has postponed work on Interstate 5 until further notice north of Phoenix which would have channeled traffic into a single lane. In a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Project Manager Tim Fletcher said, “You cannot stripe when the weather is wet, it’s … Continue reading »

Kids Search for Easter Eggs in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — The weather was perfect Sunday for the Easter egg hunt in Lithia Park. Thousands of little ones met the Easter bunny and searched for some 255 dozen eggs. As NewsWatch 12 photojournalist Dustin Peters shows us, even the ones who didn’t find the golden egg still had a great time.

Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban Under Review

MEDFORD, Ore. — This week, a federal judge will review Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. LGBTQ advocates in Southern Oregon and around the state will be holding vigils on the eve before Wednesday’s oral arguments. Same-sex couples in Oregon are waiting for the verdict on a state ban which they argue discriminates against gays and … Continue reading »

I-5 Traffic Slows to 50 mph for 25 Days

PHOENIX, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) analysts say drivers should expect delays on Interstate 5 for the next few weeks. Starting Monday, ODOT will drop travel down to one lane in each direction at exit 24 near Phoenix. This change will allow crews to install a storm water pipe below the highway. It’s … Continue reading »

Local Mom Drops Pounds for Better Life

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A local woman known for her efforts to help make playgrounds more wheelchair accessible in southern Oregon is now taking the time to re-build herself. Over the past year, Mona Pinon, the founder of the Blue Slide Project, has been focusing on making lifestyle changes of her own.  Once morbidly obese, … Continue reading »

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