Movie Rental Giant To Close Its Doors

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Those in the movie rental business said 2004 was the peak for industry and 2009 is when they took a big hit. On demand, streaming, and Redbox are among the change to movie renting.  Ever since, movie rental giants have been closing and soon Blockbuster will hit eject. “You’ll find our … Continue reading »

Cities Vote on Placing Measure on Ballot

MEDFORD, Ore. — Kim Cornette and her two young boys visited the Central Point library on Monday, a place that has become a regular stop every week. “For years we’ve enjoyed using the library, but recently since school has begun, we’ve enjoyed coming to find books that my boys can use for the projects and … Continue reading »

Pizza Truck Stolen, Ends In Police Chase

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man for taking off in a pizza delivery truck and leading them on a chase through Medford and Central Point. Friday night, a driver for Angelo’s Pizza made a delivery at a friend’s house in west Medford on Clover Lane. While dropping off the pizza, … Continue reading »

Newly Hired Principals Are Diverse

WHITE CITY, Ore. – A new study by the Department of Education shows students who learn English as second language are struggling when it comes to meeting educational objectives for their grade. School District 9 just hired two new principals each with diverse background in education. Education officials hope this will help improve the learning environment … Continue reading »

RV Storage Theft Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Police say there are new leads into the thefts occurring at RV Storage Facilities in the Medford and Central Point area. Officials say over the last 2 weekends, 22 people reported stolen property from three different facilities. On Tuesday, The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department found some of that stolen property while … Continue reading »

Local Lawmaker to Run for Governor

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Representative Dennis Richardson has announced his bid for Governor. The Republican representing Central Point said he will seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination for the May Primary election leading up to the November 2014 election. He started his campaign at 8 a.m. at the Central Point War Memorial in Don Jones Park. … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Crash in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Newswatch 12 has received reports of a motorcycle crashing into a vehicle in Central Point, on the corner of Hopkins Road and Bursell Road. Police and ambulance crews were dispatched. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Children Hard at Work at Heritage Fair

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Local students learned about pioneer cooking, crafts, and daily chores Thursday. It was the first day of the Children’s Heritage Fair at Hanley Farms in Central Point. More than 20 classes from schools in Jackson County did hands on work washing clothes, rolling bread dough, peeling apples, and making butter. The … Continue reading »

Teen Shooting Highlights Gun Safety

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Deputies say a teenager boy is taken safely into custody Monday afternoon after he fired shots toward homes and threatened to shoot anyone who responded. Several Jackson County Sheriff deputies responded to the 4000 block of Tioga Way around 2 p.m. Deputies called for an armored vehicle but then called it off. They said the … Continue reading »

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