Police Conduct Domestic Abuse Sweep

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police and Jackson County Parole and Probation are taking action in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Wednesday, the agencies had a domestic violence round up in the city. Officers arrested seven people who were not compliant with their domestic violence probation, or had a warrant for a domestic violence … Continue reading »

National Parks to Raise Fees

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — National parks are getting the green light to raise their entrance fees. Park officials say this is the first time they are given the opportunity in eight years. Representatives at Crater Lake National Park say they are not sure if they will raise fees just yet. Before they do they say … Continue reading »

Out & About: Monster Dash & Flashdance

MEDFORD, Ore. — The cast from the Crater Renaissance Academy of Drama heads out to Hanley Farm to spook and scare you. Families can wind their way through a haunted hamlet complete with interactive, very talkative scarecrows and other kids-friendly creepers. Look for apple bobbing, scary movies, and music the event is Saturday and Sunday … Continue reading »

Man Sentenced for Child Sex Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. — The case of a man accused of sexually abusing and assaulting an 18-month-old child came to a close on Thursday. Matthew Hyrup changed his plea to “No Contest” and accepted a sentence of 25 years in prison. He was arrested in February 2012 for assaulting and sexually abusing his stepson while the … Continue reading »

Construction Workers in Short Supply

MEDFORD, Ore. – One of the fastest growing industries in Oregon is running out of employees. Local construction companies say post-recession hiring hasn’t caught up with demand, and is now creating a bottleneck in the industry. A recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America found that 83% of Oregon construction firms are having … Continue reading »

Students Watch for Salmon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local biology students are helping to study water quality for fish survival in streams. About 60 students at St. Mary’s School braved the rain Thursday morning and participated in salmon watch for their class. In a hands-on experiment, the class took samples out of Lawson Creek right behind St. Mary’s campus to … Continue reading »

Formal Kitzhaber Investigation Requested

OREGON – This morning, lawyers for Rep. Dennis Richardson’s gubernatorial campaign filed a request with the U.S. Attorney’s office for a formal investigation into possible ethics violations by Governor John Kitzhaber and so-called First Lady Cylvia Hayes. According to the Washington D.C. Based attorneys, Governor Kitzhaber and Hayes appear to have violated federal and Oregon … Continue reading »

Final Days to Donate to Coats for Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. – Friday is the last day to drop off donations of new or gently used coats to NewsWatch12′s Coats for Kids 2014 campaign. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor collected some of the last minute donations at the Pet Country Grange Co-op in Medford, where one of the nearly 80 barrels was filling up through the … Continue reading »

Body Found in Coos Bay [UPDATE]

[UPDATE: 2:45 P.M.] Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the death of a 52-year old Mark Fortune of Florence. Florence’s body was found in Coos Bay following an apparent accident while he worked on a lower maintenance bridge underneath Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge. According to investigators, the circumstances surrounding his death and how … Continue reading »

Weather Leaves Thousands Without Power

[UPDATE - 8:52 A.M.] Power to Glendale schools was restored about 8:30 A.M.. Schools started on late schedule. GLENDALE, Ore. – A weather-related power outage in the Glendale/Wolf Creek area left about 1,900 residents without power, and delayed the start of school. According to Pacific Power, downed lines and an unidentified mechanical issue were the cause of the outage. Crews were immediately dispatched to assess the … Continue reading »

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