• Phone Scam Targets Students

    Phone Scam Targets Students

    February 1, 2015

    Medford Police is warning local students to look out for a phone scam. They say an RCC student was recently called by someone offering free help on a tax return. The caller asked for things like the student's name, date of birth, and social security number.

    Downtown Grounds Break-In

    Downtown Grounds Break-In

    February 1, 2015

    A local coffee shop owner is picking up the pieces after an early morning break-in. The suspect is still on the loose. Michael Szczesniak, the owner of downtown grounds in Medford, says he came in this morning and found broken glass everywhere. Everything had been fine when he left the shop at eleve

    Rollover Crash Reported in Phoenix Area

    Rollover Crash Reported in Phoenix Area

    February 1, 2015

    A vehicle rolled over into the middle of the I-5 freeway early this morning, scattering debris around the area. Police say it happened around early in the morning, near Exit 24 northbound. Witnesses say there was a significant debris field.

    Girl Accidentally Takes Amphetamine

    Girl Accidentally Takes Amphetamine

    February 1, 2015

    A 6-year-old girl is under medical watch after accidentally taking amphetamines. The girl was on the bus headed to family solutions in Grants Pass. Police says she likely got the amphetamines from another student and ate it, thinking it was candy.

    Man Receiving Burn Treatment in Portland

    Man Receiving Burn Treatment in Portland

    January 31, 2015

    A Medford man is in critical condition after spraying a fire pit with gasoline and causing an explosion. 32-year-old Raul McCurdy was transported to a Portland hospital Saturday morning and is currently being treated for third degree burns.

    “Paddington” Celebration at Local Store

    "Paddington" Celebration at Local Store

    January 31, 2015

    With the movie "Paddington" out in theatres now, Paddington Station in Ashland invited kids to celebrate everyone's favorite bear.

    Another Search for Hannah Thomas-Garner

    Another Search for Hannah Thomas-Garner

    January 31, 2015

    Search and rescue crews spent hours on Saturday combing the 90-acre area near mile marker 13 on Dead Indian Memorial Road. Volunteers were looking for any new information that may point to the whereabouts of missing teen, Hannah Thomas Garner.

    Verizon Launches Super Bowl App

    Verizon Launches Super Bowl App

    January 31, 2015

    A new application on smart phones is taking the 2015 Super Bowl experience to the next level. Verizon Wireless launched the Super Bowl Stadium app. Anyone with an iOS, Android or Windows smartphone through Verizon is able to download it.

    Medford Airport Conducts Fog Seeding

    Medford Airport Conducts Fog Seeding

    January 31, 2015

    Travelers experiencing delays at the airport Saturday morning were able to continue with travel plans after fog seeding operations. The Rogue Valley has been experiencing freezing fog conditions this winter, resulting in a low visibility for planes to take off and land.

    Deadly Crash on Highway 38

    Deadly Crash on Highway 38

    January 31, 2015

    A deadly crash on Highway 38 near Elkton. Oregon State Police say on Friday a car driven by 44-year-old Heather Friedrich was eastbound, when it crossed the center line near paradise road and hit another car.

    Runners Group Raising Funds for Safety

    Runners Group Raising Funds for Safety

    January 31, 2015

    A running group in Grants Pass is training to raise money for law enforcement. The Grants Pass Recreational Runners Group was initially created to encourage people to exercise for the New Year. Now they're teaming up with "Securing Our Safety".

    Story of Survival: Shot Deputy Tells All

    Story of Survival: Shot Deputy Tells All

    January 31, 2015

    A Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy is getting ready for duty after nearly being killed during a traffic stop. Deputy Jason Weber was shot in the face and side five months ago. Justin Bourke spoke to him on camera for the first time since that incident.

    Medford Man Treated for Severe Burns

    Medford Man Treated for Severe Burns

    January 31, 2015

    A Medford man was flown to a Portland hospital after turning into what witnesses describe as a "ball of fire." It happened around midnight on the 600 block of North Riverside at the Shirleen Trailer Park. The 32-year-old male had third-degree burns.

    Former Klamath DA Passes Away

    Former Klamath DA Passes Away

    January 30, 2015

    Former Klamath District Attorney Ed Caleb passed away Thursday evening. His widow, Kelly Caleb, said there will be no services according to his wishes.

    Basketball Game Held For Local Sparrow

    Basketball Game Held For Local Sparrow

    January 30, 2015

    Students are going head-to-head with teachers to benefit a 10 month old boy with severe kidney problems. McLoughlin Middle School is holding a basketball game to raise money for their sparrow, Noah. At McLoughlin middle school, the energy is high as the students and teachers hit the court to see who

    Programs Help Local Students Graduate

    Programs Help Local Students Graduate

    January 30, 2015

    A study revealed this week says Oregon students graduate at a rate of about 72%. Here in southern Oregon, many students are thriving regardless of their economic background. Some schools in Klamath hit 90% graduation rates. Thanks to a fifth year of high school.

    Purple Parrot Would-be Robber Returns

    Purple Parrot Would-be Robber Returns

    January 30, 2015

    A suspect wanted for a botched robbery attempt at the Purple Parrot on Highland Dr. in Medford earlier this week is now being sought for returning to that same location and stealing money.

    Body Found Identified as Chase Suspect

    Body Found Identified as Chase Suspect

    January 30, 2015

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is at the scene where a body has been found in the Greensprings area east of Ashland. According to Captain Monte Holloway with the Sheriff's Department, the body was found earlier this afternoon, and efforts are underway to make an identification.

    Local School Closes Achievement Gap

    Local School Closes Achievement Gap

    January 30, 2015

    Students and teachers at Phoenix high school both agree that the students and faculty work together as a cohesive group, rather than divided by race. White students and Latino students said they feel comfortable together and there are no racial problems at their school.

    Search Continues for Missing Teen

    Search Continues for Missing Teen

    January 30, 2015

    Jackson County Search and Rescue is sending volunteers to look for signs of missing Ashland teen Hannah Thomas-Garner. Crews will head out Saturday to several spots along Dead Indian Memorial Rd., the last place Hannah is believed to have stepped foot in Ashland.

    Driver in Serious Condition After Crash

    Driver in Serious Condition After Crash

    January 30, 2015

    A single vehicle crash on the North Bank of the Chetco River left the driver in serious condition. A approximately 9:50 p.m. Thursday, the Curry County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified of a single motor vehicle crash.

    Police in Search of Fleeing Man

    Police in Search of Fleeing Man

    January 30, 2015

    Police are searching for a man they believe tried to elude them yesterday. Medford police determined that Jeremy Gibson (29) was the driver of the vehicle that they chased and then found abandoned in an alley behind 200 Vancouver Avenue.

    Medford Police Investigating Burglary

    Medford Police Investigating Burglary

    January 30, 2015

    The suspect has not been caught and made off with cash, various electronics, jewelry, a stun gun, and two handguns. A lot of the property was held in a small safe that was not bolted down. Medford police encourage people to not only lock their valuable in a safe, but to bolt it down so thieves can n

    Tips for Safety During the Big Game

    Tips for Safety During the Big Game

    January 30, 2015

    The Super Bowl is almost upon us, and people are prepping to host parties to watch the most televised event of the year. It is important to remember that if you are hosting, there are a few ways to keep you, your guests, and your property safe.

    I-5 Traffic Crash Leads to Death

    I-5 Traffic Crash Leads to Death

    January 30, 2015

    Police are still investigating a fatal traffic crash along I-5 near Roseburg. Investigators say yesterday afternoon a black Ford Focus driven by Jonathan Graham (58) of Myrtle Creek, was northbound on I-5 near milepost 110.

    Power Outage in Medford [UPDATE]

    Power Outage in Medford [UPDATE]

    January 30, 2015

    Crews are working to restore power at Roosevelt Elementary School on Queen Anne Ave. in Medford. The reason for the outage is not known. According to the Medford School District, school is still open, but administrators are allowing parents to come pick up their children without being marked absen

    Strebendt Requests Change of Venue

    Strebendt Requests Change of Venue

    January 30, 2015

    The man charged with murdering a driver during a road rage incident last year wants his trial moved out of Lane County.

    Well-Timed Call May Have Saved a Life

    Well-Timed Call May Have Saved a Life

    January 30, 2015

    A routine phone call to a woman just outside of Lebanon in Linn County may have saved her life.

    Oregon Snow Pack At Record Lows

    Oregon Snow Pack At Record Lows

    January 30, 2015

    Oregon's snow pack is posting record low depths this year, despite normal precipitation. Experts said the reason for that is the persistent

    Seattle Teacher Plans to Sue

    Seattle Teacher Plans to Sue

    January 29, 2015

    Video of a teacher getting pepper sprayed during a peaceful Martin Luther King event is now going viral. That Seattle-based teacher now say they plan to sue. The video shows the teacher walking by on his cellphone right after giving a speech during MLK Day.

    Hayes Admits Consulting Fees

    Hayes Admits Consulting Fees

    January 29, 2015

    The investigation into the Governor's fiancée continues. The EO Media Group is now reports that Cylvia Hayes was paid $118,000 over two year to work with a clean energy organization. Hayes confirmed the work in an email to the media company.

    Fire at Knife River Asphalt Plant

    Fire at Knife River Asphalt Plant

    January 29, 2015

    Multiple crews responded to an explosion and fire at the Knife River Asphalt plant in Central Point. Firefighters say the tank must have reached at least 700 degrees in order for the material inside to ignite.

    Friend of “OSU Porn Case” Speak Out

    Friend of “OSU Porn Case” Speak Out

    January 29, 2015

    A 19-year-old woman was cited on Tuesday after police say she filmed a porn video of herself in the Valley Library at Oregon State University. Now, friends of that woman are coming to her defense. One of her friends shared her thoughts.

    Conference Highlights So. Oregon Edge

    Conference Highlights So. Oregon Edge

    January 29, 2015

    Southern Oregon’s economy is getting a boost from a new initiative created by SOREDI. The southern Oregon Edge promotes the region as a hub for high tech development, and promotes the high tech business which already call our area home.

    Update on Jackson Co. GMO Lawsuit

    Update on Jackson Co. GMO Lawsuit

    January 29, 2015

    Local farmers and supporters of a GMO-Free Jackson County are meeting tonight. This is comes before a hearing scheduled next week about a GMO lawsuit the county and family farms. The Our Family Farms Coalition and Thrive are hosting presentations tonight.

    Home Burglary Suspects Caught

    Home Burglary Suspects Caught

    January 29, 2015

    Two men were arrested today after a home burglary in California. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 8:32 a.m. from the residents of a home in Callahan.

    Oregon Graduation Rates Increase

    Oregon Graduation Rates Increase

    January 29, 2015

    72% of Oregon high school students are graduating on time. This information comes from a new statewide survey revealed today. That's about a 3% increase from the year before. Graduation rates have increased, not only in affluent communities, but also in so called “at risk” communities.

    In the Kitchen: Almond Milk

    In the Kitchen: Almond Milk

    January 29, 2015

    Rachel Downing with NW RAW juice bar in Ashland demonstrates how to make almond milk with an at home blender.

    Klamath County Library: Story Kits

    Klamath County Library: Story Kits

    January 29, 2015

    Reading is a skill that doesn't come easily for all kids, but experts say any interaction parents have with their kids helps develop literacy skills. NewsWatch12's Kirstin O'Connor spoke with Drucilla Curtis about a way you can bring story time home from the library.

    Double Fatal Crash On Highway 99

    Double Fatal Crash On Highway 99

    January 29, 2015

    Oregon State Police troopers are working the scene of a double fatal accident on Highway 99W near Milliron Rd. in Lane County near Junction City. Preliminary information indicates as many as three vehicles were involved in the crash and two people have died.

    Renovation of “The Bricks” Discussed

    Renovation of "The Bricks" Discussed

    January 29, 2015

    “The Bricks” will soon be getting a face lift. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is holding its third public meeting tonight to discussion a renovation project on the bricks. The theatre company is hoping to review the design direction for the area.

    Police Seeking Help to Identify Suspects

    Police Seeking Help to Identify Suspects

    January 29, 2015

    Police are asking the public to help them identity people who they say were at the center of burglaries, or planned to do so. Police said one suspect, shown to the right, headed into the Purple Parrot on Highland Drive with the intention of robbing the place.

    Increased Patrols For Super Bowl Weekend

    Increased Patrols For Super Bowl Weekend

    January 29, 2015

    High Visibility Traffic Enforcement Patrols will be conducted by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office from January 30th through February 3rd. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office will increase their proactive patrols in an effort to locate impaired drivers and to reduce the number of potentially hazar

    Douglas Co. Lifts HPAI Virus Restriction

    Douglas Co. Lifts HPAI Virus Restriction

    January 29, 2015

    The Oregon Department of Agriculture has lifted restrictions in Douglas County related to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). No new detections of HPAI have been detected since the original incident back in December. Due to the lift in restrictions, the movement of poultry and poultry products

    UO Documents Returned

    UO Documents Returned

    January 29, 2015

    A controversy surrounding the release of thousands of pages of uncensored documents at the UO may be over.

    Former OSU Student Cited for Porn Video

    Former OSU Student Cited for Porn Video

    January 29, 2015

    On Tuesday, Oregon State Police arrested a former OSU student who they say filmed the video of herself in public, and cited her with a charge of public indecency.

    Victim in Deadly Crash Identified

    Victim in Deadly Crash Identified

    January 29, 2015

    Investigators are releasing new information regarding a deadly crash in Josephine County. The crash happened Monday night on the 1,500 block of Three Pines Rd., near Hugo. Investigators said they received reports of a woman who had been run over by a vehicle.

    Oregon Lifeguard Welcomes New Helicopter

    Oregon Lifeguard Welcomes New Helicopter

    January 28, 2015

    The company Oregon Lifeguard is welcoming a new helicopter into the air ambulance crew. Crew members spent the day Wednesday testing out the new helicopter near the Rogue Valley International Airport.

    State of Oregon v. VA: Vending Violation

    State of Oregon v. VA: Vending Violation

    January 28, 2015

    The State of Oregon has filed a complaint in federal court against the Department of Veterans Affairs. At the center of this complaint is a struggle between the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics and Oregon Commission for the Blind.

    2nd Mistrial in Medford Murder Trial

    2nd Mistrial in Medford Murder Trial

    January 28, 2015

    For the second time, the trial of a Medford accused of killing his girlfriend has been declared a mistrial. The second trial against Jose Valencia-Gaona started in a Jackson County courtroom. Valencia-Gaona charged with murdering 38-year-old Maria Rodriguez outside her apartment in October of 201