Last-Minute Tax Advice

MEDFORD, Ore. — Millions of Americans are rushing to file their tax returns before the April 15 deadline. With just two days left, local tax agencies are extending hours, and seeing procrastinators coming in at the last minute. Tax experts at Liberty Tax Service say most last-minute filers are scared to file because of the … Continue reading »

Businesses Impacted by Pear Blossom

MEDFORD, Ore. — The annual Pear Blossom Festival was a huge success this year, and that success is rubbing off on downtown businesses as well. Some local businesses like Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop on Central Avenue chose to stay open during the parade because the Pear Blossom Festival brings in good revenue. One manager at … Continue reading »

Prescott Park Plan Needs Votes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Mountain bike enthusiasts are asking for your help. They need online votes to help the group make a new trail system become a reality on Roxy Ann. The Prescott Park plan adds 25 miles of mountain bike-specific trails, with easy through difficult markings. A helmet company is giving away $100,000 to the … Continue reading »

Former Deputy Turns Self In, Teen Safe

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Oregon State Police report former deputy Kenneth Turkle has turned himself in and is now in custody. Investigators confirm 17-year-old Marriah Andrews has been located and is safe. She contacted a police officer around 2 p.m. Sunday. Oregon State Police (OSP) first asked for the public’s help Saturday to find the 17-year … Continue reading »

Proposed FDA Rule Impacts Breweries

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local breweries are arguing a proposed FDA rule that they say could hurt both them and local farmers. The rule applies to spent grains. Those by products of the brewing process are normally sold or given to local farmers to use as feed. But the FDA rule would put restrictions on how … Continue reading »

30,000+ Attend Pear Blossom Parade

MEDFORD, Ore. — Nearly 30,000 people lined the streets downtown Medford for the Pear Blossom Parade.  The parade took place early Saturday afternoon. More than 150 floats drove through the streets of Medford.  Some handed out candy, while others handed out information.  People started arriving to mark their spot for the parade hours before it … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom Festival Breaks Records

MEDFORD, Ore. — The 61st annual Pear Blossom Festival is being deemed a success.  Festival directors said this year they had more vendors and visitors than ever before. The parade brought in roughly 30,000 people, and anywhere between 15,000 to 18,000 festival goers visited the street fair. More than 100 vendors set up their booths … Continue reading »

Donation Fund for Injured Crash Victim

MEDFORD, Ore. — The family of Christine Kuehu has set up a donation account for the crash victim. Kuehu was seriously injured in a crash in Ashland on Wednesday night. The driver of that crash died at the scene. Kuehu has three children. Right now she’s just out of the intensive care unit at a … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom 10 Mile Runners Take Off

MEDFORD, Ore. - One of the highlights to every year’s Pear Blossom Festival is the 10 mile run! NewsWatch 12′s Chris Leone takes us live to the start of the race in Downtown Medford.

Maps of Pear Blossom Festival Closures

MEDFORD, Ore. – The 61st Annual Pear Blossom Festival is full of activities for all ages and all interests. The Annual Pear Blossom Run features a 5K event and a 10-mile event. There will also be “fun runs” covering shorter distances. Officials say 20 schools and 5,500 total runners usually participate. The Annual Pear Blossom Run begins … Continue reading »

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