“Day of Giving” For Boles Fire Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 has teamed up with Goodwill, The Red Cross and The United Way for a “Day of Giving” today, Monday, Sept. 22nd from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help the victims of the Boles Fire in Weed, Ca. People can drop off monetary donations at the NewsWatch 12 studios. We … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Hop Harvest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — When prohibition was repealed, Americans celebrated with a passion for beer that led to a big demand for one of the brew’s key ingredients… hops. And Southern Oregon jumped on the bandwagon with a number of hop yards being re-established. Several were in the Grants Pass area, and others in the … Continue reading »

Some Firefighter Crews Leaving Weed

WEED, Calif. — At one point the Boles Fire had more than a thousand fire fighters on scene. The Cal Fire Incident Management Team will be gone, leaving local resources in charge. The fire camp at the fairgrounds in Yreka is being taken down and final steps in handing the incident over are being made. … Continue reading »

Church Service Continues After Fire

WEED, Calif. — As residents return to their homes and fire crews move out, church services continue. Nothing remains of the Presbyterian Church after the Boles Fire destroyed it and the Catholic Church across the street. Even with no building, service went on. A small room inside the Weed Mercantile building hosted a few dozen … Continue reading »

Bear Attack Declared Unsubstantiated

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police is now reporting the bear attack in Central Point as unsubstantiated following their initial report and investigation. Police said the incident occurred last night in the 4100 block of Grant Road. A 57-year-old man called 911 claiming he was attacked by a bear in his back yard. He … Continue reading »

Dozens Turn Out for Down Syndrome Walk

MEDFORD, Ore. — Currently nearly 400,000 people are living with Down Syndrome in the United States. On Sunday, dozens of people from across the Rogue Valley came together to raise awareness for the disorder.  Volunteers gathered at Alba Park around noon. There were games, food and other non-profits set up. The money raised from the walk … Continue reading »

Deadly Deer Disease Hits Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — A deadly deer disease is sweeping the Rogue Valley. Since January, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife experts estimate 100 deer have died because of the disease. It’s called adenovirus hemorrhagic disease, or AHD, and was first detected in the southern Oregon two decades ago, but it is more prevalent this year … Continue reading »

People’s Climate March Worldwide

(CNN) — Across the world, climate change protesters want to make this a Sunday to remember. A reported 2,500 marches are planned in 160 countries around the globe. A rally is planned for Vogel Plaza, Medford from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in solidarity with other marches taking place on Sunday. Organizers in New York … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Clear Elementary School Path

WEED, Calif. — Elementary school students use a path every day to get up the hill, to and from school.  When the Boles Fire swept through last week, this path was right in its way and was damaged with debris and fallen trees coming right down onto it.  As school officials have their eye on … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Robbery With Toy Gun

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls resident is in custody after reportedly trying to rob a local pool hall with a toy gun and then being taken down by a customer. Klamath Falls Police say 41-year old Justin Keffer entered the Black Dog Billiards around 11 a.m. on Saturday wearing a mask and demanding … Continue reading »

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