Local Man Named Principal of the Year

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Principal John George of Fleming Middle School in the Three Rivers School District is officially the Middle School Principal of the Year. Students gave George a standing ovation in an assembly Thursday. State officials considered the school “persistently dangerous” when George first starting his work as principal. Within years, the … Continue reading »

Terminally Ill Man Does Stand-Up Comedy

ASHLAND, Ore. — Alan “Rosey” Rosenberg was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year. He was given just six months to live without treatment, and one to two years to live with chemotherapy. Rosenberg chose to do the chemo, but has since finished his treatment. In the wake of his diagnosis, Rosenberg decided to start a … Continue reading »

Klamath Sheriff’s Office Faces Cuts

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A packed house filled the room for the budget hearing for the sheriff’s office Thursday afternoon.  Many of the public commenters thought cuts to the sheriff’s department would lead to bigger problems. Sheriff Frank Skrah and his team met before Thursday’s budget hearing crunching numbers and seeing exactly what they need … Continue reading »

Huddleston Sentenced to Life in Prison

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Rogue Valley man convicted of murdering his wife was sentenced today to life in prison. Wearing prison garb and in shackles, Bourne Huddleston showed no emotion as the sentence was handed down, and did not speak when given the opportunity. Huddleston was convicted of trying to hire two people to murder … Continue reading »

Earthquake Forum Prepares Residents

MEDFORD, Ore. — Experts say a major earthquake could cripple southern Oregon, so they want people to begin preparing now, in case the big one hits in the near future. Jackson County Emergency Management hosted an earthquake preparedness event Thursday afternoon. The event showed visitors the kind of damage that could happen during a large … Continue reading »

Child Abuse Awareness in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Child Abuse Network, known as “CAN”, is hoping to raise awareness about the realities and prevalence of child abuse in southern Oregon. Today, people gathered in Alba Park for the 6th annual event that shares personal stories from local victims as a way to raise awareness. 565 pennies were placed along … Continue reading »

Oz Fitness to Close

MEDFORD, Ore. — A sign on the gym’s door reveals Oz Fitness will close on April 30th. Officials with the facility say they attempted to negotiate with the landlord on Chapter 11 protection without success. Stay with NewsWatch 12 for more details as they become available on this developing story.

Students Learn Farm to Market Concept

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Farm to Market Nutrition Fair stopped by Mountain View Elementary School Thursday. It’s a program visiting several Rogue Valley schools, transforming their cafeterias into a carnival for a day. A salad bar featured fruits and vegetables for each letter of the alphabet. Most of the food served was sources from … Continue reading »

Child Abuse Recognition Class

MEDFORD, Ore. — April is Child Abuse Awareness month.  There were 69,096 reports of child abuse in Oregon last year. 30,850 of those cases were investigated.  6,332 were founded or confirmed cases, involving more than 10-thousand kids. 845 of those kids were in Jackson County. Experts say those numbers reinforce the importance of reporting suspected … Continue reading »

Fire Agencies Urge Fuel Reduction

ASHLAND, Ore. — Multiple fire agencies are pleading with the public this week, asking residents to get ready for what could be an intense fire season. Chris Chambers with Ashland Fire and Rescue says if the drought persists through the summer, the region may be in for a smokey and dangerous season. Chambers says it … Continue reading »

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