Man Eludes Police, Still Searching

[UPDATE WEDNESDAY, 10:40 A.M.] Medford Police reported they caught Terrence Chavers late Tuesday afternoon. They said detectives pulled over a suspicious car and arrested Chavers without incident. MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police are searching for a man they said led them on a chase after a traffic stop. Police said 25-year-old Terrance Chavers was stopped just … Continue reading »

Web Extra:Oregon Candidates for Governor

Medford, Ore.– In just about two weeks we will find out the results of the 2014, November Election. Incumbent John Kitzhaber is up against Representative Dennis Richardson for the governor’s seat. Both Candidates talked with Newswatch 12 about some of the key issues for the state including the botched health exchange and Southern Oregon’s economy.

Coats For Kids Still In Need

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12′s Coats For Kids campaign has been very successful this year with the generous donations of community members in the Rogue Valley. However, there is still a need for kids coats, especially for toddlers and elementary school children. Fred Meyer on Crater Lake Highway has a massive children’s coat section. Tyler Weist … Continue reading »

Life After Loss To Breast Cancer

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one Central Point family is sharing their experience with the illness. NewsWatch 12 first introduced you to Leah Rodgers in 2012 as she was battling breast cancer. She passed away shortly after the story aired. Now, her family is sharing their story, in hopes … Continue reading »

Rain Impacts Local Fish Populations

SHADY COVE, Ore. — Monday morning’s showers, combined with last week’s moisture, is helping jump start recovery from a dry year. Water storage levels at Lost Creek Lake are lower than average for this time of year, and workers at the dam monitor water levels closely, with the top priority being flood regulation. However, with limited … Continue reading »

New App Connects Parents With School

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Jackson County School District 9 is unveiling its new ParentLink app. This app is available for free and can be downloaded directly to a smart phone or tablet. School administrators said it helps parents and children by keeping them safe and connected to the district. Parents can access their child’s class … Continue reading »

Huson Homicide Two Years Later

MEDFORD, Ore. — Monday marks the two year anniversary of Medford taxi cab driver, William “Huey” Huson’s death.  Detectives working for Medford police are continuing to investigate the case on a daily basis and have high hopes that one day the unknown suspect will be brought to justice. “Hands down, this is the most serious … Continue reading »

Medford Heroin Dealer Sentenced

[UPDATE - October 21, 2014] – On Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Dennis Lee, 45, of Medford to 10 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sanchez will be on three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term. Lee’s 10-year sentence is … Continue reading »

Ashland Considers Bee City U.S.A.

ASHLAND, Ore. — The City of Ashland is meeting Monday night to discuss becoming the third Bee City in the United States. In June of 2012, the City of Asheville, North Carolina decided to celebrate pollinators and became the first Bee City U.S.A. The City of Talent adopted the practice in August of this year. … Continue reading »

Missing Man Found Safe In California

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are searching for 74-year old Norman Burness. He was last seen Sunday morning when he drove away from the Motel 6 on Alba Drive in Medford. He was driving a red, 2013 Chevy Sonic and wearing a salmon colored jacket and dark blue jeans. He was heading to a friends … Continue reading »

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