Governor Supports Local Education Effort

MEDFORD, Ore. — Students file into a kindergarten classroom at Medford’s Kids Unlimited, as the teacher prepares to give a quick oral quiz. She slowly rotates a globe in front of the class as she as asks questions on their most recent curriculum, day and night cycles. “What causes nighttime as the earth spins?” asks … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Lexi

This week’s pet is Lexi, a short haired female cat. Lexi is two years old with black and white markings. She may be young and looking for a loving home, but she does like her space. Lexi prefers to not be picked up or held but she does like to be pet. She is also … Continue reading »

Search for Murder Suspect

UPDATE 8:47 AM: Authorities confirm they have reason to believe Shilts has her 19-month-old son with her. They say that will likely be a factor in finding the two and take them into custody. Shilts and Pierce still have not been located. MEDFORD, Ore. — The search is on for a local woman wanted for murder that happened … Continue reading »

Unseasonably Warm into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather stays quiet today with a stagnant weather pattern sitting over the area. High pressure has weakened some and a front will push through the Northwest today, riding over top of the ridge. Rain with this front will stay well to our north through Friday. Light showers are possible at the … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Derek DeBoer

Derek DeBoer’s life took a turn 16 years ago when he took a chance on something he always wanted to do. “I had a pretty late start to my racing life,” DeBoer said. “It was something that I dreamt of doing as a kid.” Racing cars never seemed practical to Derek. He’s the general manager … Continue reading »

A Few Clouds & Mild Temps End the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday morning brought very patchy fog to the region, and by the afternoon, a little bit of sunshine warmed helped warm us up.  Brookings hit a high of 63, and similar temperatures are in the forecast not just for Friday, but throughout the weekend along the coast.  Even the high terrain and basin … Continue reading »

Hungry Kids Fueled by Rogue Powerpacks

MEDFORD, Ore., — The Junior League of Jackson County has launched its relatively new Rogue Powerpack Program at Talent Elementary School. The group saw the need for a steady supply of food to be sent home with kids over the weekend. There are 14,000 children in Jackson County who qualify for free or reduced cost … Continue reading »

Cancer-Fighting Salad Ingredients

MEDFORD, Ore. -Building a healthy lifestyle starts with a healthy diet. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined “Cooking For Wellness” Chef Pablo Aguilar in the kitchen to demonstrate how to create a salad with cancer-fighting ingredients.

Small Changes to Our Inactive Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small change in the weather pattern occurs today over the region with a weak warm front that will scoot in and drop some light precipitation. Keep in mind that with the ridge overhead, we have dry air over the area so a lot of the rain is falling as virga and evaporating … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Does Lightning Come From the Ground?” Porter, Jewett Elementary, Central Point There are many types of lightning that can occur in a thunderstorm. One of the most beautiful, and dangerous is the “Cloud-to-ground” lightning bolt. The CTG bolt does exactly what it says, and extends an electrical current from the cloud to … Continue reading »

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