Beef Prices Pressure Local Restaurants

ASHLAND, Ore. – A sirloin steak sizzles on the grill of Omar’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant. A year ago that popular cut cost the restaurant just under $4.00 per pound, now it costs them over $4.60. “Restaurant owners here in town are very aware of it,” said co-owner Chris Del Monaco. “It’s a tough time … Continue reading »

Rogue River School to Receive New Books

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — The ABC Network and “First Book” reached across the country last month to find schools in need of new books through the “Be Inspired” campaign. NewsWatch 12 asked the community to participate by nominating schools and programs deserving of new books for kids. Southern Oregon entered more nominations than any other … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Ned and Finn

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s Friday and that means it’s time for you to meet NewsWatch 12′s Pet of the Week. This week it’s two cats that are adopted brothers and are being adopted out together. Watch the video to meet Ned and Finn and see how you can take them home.

Beautiful Start to your Holiday Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Following the spring showers that came through yesterday is beautiful weather and improving conditions. Partly to mostly sunny skies are on the way for today with areas of fog in the morning, clearing quickly once the sun comes up. High temperatures will climb into the 60′s & 70′s. Saturday a weak front … Continue reading »

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 »

Amateur Athlete: Jose Mena

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — At 21 years old, Jose Mena decided to pursue his childhood dream. “It was just kind of out of nowhere,” said Mena. “I always wanted to box and I just decided to go for it.” Six years later, Mena punched his ticked to the Golden Gloves National Tournament. “I always felt … 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 »

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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