Rain and Wind Dominate the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong ridge of high pressure is sitting off to our southwest and it is positioned just right to allow a large atmospheric river of moisture to pound the region with rainfall. Snow levels have risen above 8,000′ and will continue to hover that high through the end of this event. Therefore, snow … Continue reading »

Deputies Deploy Holiday Cheer

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies are helping families in need this holiday season. They’re trading in their weaponry for bags of toys — delivering presents and food to more than 100 families scattered throughout the Rogue Valley. “I think that when they see us in the light and see that we are … Continue reading »

Super Saturday Sales Soar

MEDFORD, Ore. — With Christmas just a few days away, shoppers are surging into retail centers for last minute gifts. Today is Super Saturday, and this year retail experts expect sales today to surpass those on Black Friday. At the rogue valley mall many shoppers were on the hunt for big bargains. “Just little presents … Continue reading »

Opening Day At Mt. Ashland

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and snowboarders were able to load the ski lifts for the first time in 20 months. The last time was in April of 2013. “We are open,” said Mt. Ashland General Manager Hiram Towle. Mt. Ashland administrators started the day on Friday with 16 to 24 inches of snow, depending … Continue reading »

The Salvation Army Still Accepting Toys

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of families are getting donations from The Salvation Army Friday from this year’s Toy and Food Drive. NewsWatch 12 has teamed with The Salvation Army to help the organization bring in 35 percent more toys and food this year. The organization collected toys for close to two thousand children and enough … Continue reading »

New Detox Center in the Works

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Addictions Recovery Center is preparing Southern Oregon’s first ever medically-monitored detox center. They say the center would allow access to medication and treatment that could ease the process of detoxification and even save lives. On Friday, Providence Medical Center unveiled a $25,000 donation for the new center. The idea is to … Continue reading »

SOU Raiders Win NAIA Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — The SOU Raiders are the 2014 NAIA National Champions in football after a convincing 55-31 win over Marian University. NAIA Player of the Year Austin Dodge threw for 429 yards and three touchdowns and the SOU defense forced seven turnovers as the Raiders led wire to wire. SOU jumped out to a … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Willie

PET OF THE WEEK Meet Willie! He is a black and tan cavalier spaniel/dachshund mix. Willie is five years old and is sometimes afraid of men. He starts off sensitive, but will warm up to you after some time. Willie is in need of a family with primarily girls, and no children, who will take … Continue reading »

Strong System On Tap for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION An active weather pattern sits over the region after the high pressure ridge that set in the last few days. An upper level low spinning in the Gulf of Alaska is sending a cold front boundary into our region and the initial line of showers and thunderstorms happened overnight into this morning. That … Continue reading »

Dodge Named NAIA Player of the Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — The NAIA Awards Banquet was held at the team hotel. Both Marian and Southern Oregon attended. There were gift exchanges. Craig Howard received a standing ovation,but it was all capped off with the presentation of the Player of the Year award. The winner of that award, for the first time in … Continue reading »

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