Tax Services Discuss Affordable Care Act

MEDFORD, Ore. — Tax time is closing in and this year, Oregonians are looking at steep tax penalties for being uninsured. Those who fail to enroll can face penalties anywhere from 95 dollars for a single person, to up to $12,000 for a family of five. Local tax services are offering free advice this year … Continue reading »

Paddington Station Open House

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland’s Paddington Station is getting people into the holiday spirit with their annual open house event. All day long, customers came by for live music, food, and family-friendly events. Lines even extended out the door an hour before opening. The event also collected donations for local food banks. An opportunity, owners say, … Continue reading »

Second Day of Gingerbread Jubilee

MEDFORD, Ore. — The second day in the Gingerbread Jubilee allowed the public to view amazing, award-winning gingerbread crafts, made right here in the Rogue Valley. Admission to for the public viewing this weekend is $3 a person. Participants young and old teamed up to create very unique and interesting submissions. “From the youngest baker … Continue reading »

ACCESS Quilt Donation Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — With all that cold, sometimes nasty weather outside, volunteers are working hard to get warm clothing and blankets to those in need. On Saturday, about 50 volunteers from the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Sewing Guild met up at ACCESS to collect donated quilts, robes, pajamas, hats, and other items for … Continue reading »

More Students Falling to Homelessness

MEDFORD, Ore. — More and more Medford students are falling into homelessness. According to new data from the Oregon Department of Education, 1,200 Medford students are experiencing homelessness, a 21% increase from last year. In light of that, programs like Hearts With A Mission are upping the ante in serving those kids, which now account … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Ask Community Feedback

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire District 3 is asking community members for feedback and ideas for improving over the next several years. The district held a two-day conference. Leaders from cities, police and assisting agencies all attended. Fire officials say they hold this meeting every three years or so, and use the information to make … Continue reading »

Vet Gets Benefits but No Answers

MEDFORD, Ore., — When Bryan Canon left for Afghanistan several years ago, the Defense Department recognized him as a husband and father of four. When he returned to the U.S. with an injury and was medically retired from the Army the VA knew of his children and spouse but his disability benefits never showed the … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Abduction Suspect Search

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find the man who abducted a jogger near Johns Peak Road Thursday at 11:15 a.m. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s or 50’s with a thin build and “scruffy” facial hair. He was operating an older, “beat up” … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Police Arrest Jeremy McGhee

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police arrested a man accused of stealing a car and causing a car crash. Grants Pass Police arrested 30-year-old Jeremy McGhee on a traffic stop early Friday morning. Police say other people who assisted McGhee in his effort to avoid apprehension, including two other occupants of the vehicle stopped Friday morning, … Continue reading »

Sweet Gingerbread Secrets: Part II

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just in time for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a veteran gingerbread baker shared her secrets to scoring well with the judges. In the second part in this series NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined Vickie Eastwood in the kitchen, who explained how to make candy stained glass windows, marshmallow treat trees, and roofing tile dusted in snow.

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