Friday Night Blitz, September 20

Friday Night Blitz from September 20. North Medford pulls the upset of the year in defeating defending state champion Sheldon. Other highlights include Grants Pass at Crater, South Medford at South Eugene, Roseburg at Thurston, Ashland at Churchill, Eagle Point at Springfield and Klamath Union at Yreka.

Suspect in Bank Robberies Arrested

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The man charged with robbing banks in Grants Pass is now in custody. Mark Alan Cardinal, 58, of California is being charged with robbery and theft in the first and second degree. On Monday around 11:30 a.m., Grants Pass Police officers and detectives responded to a reported bank robbery at Chase … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, September 13th

Friday Night Blitz from September 13th. Games include South Medford losing to Thurston, North Medford’s win over Grants Pass, Ashland beating Marist and our Game of the Week featuring Eagle Point and Churchill.

Hundreds Against Skate Park Removal

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Skate Park could soon be home to the new water treatment plant, but many community members are against the idea of the new plant at the park. More than a thousand people have expressed their views on a Facebook page called “Save Grants Pass Skate Park.” Skate boarders say there’s … Continue reading »

Search Continues Along the Rogue River

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Sheriff’s Department continues to search for the Grants Pass man who apparently jumped off Deb Potts Memorial Bridge. Two search and rescue members and two sheriff’s deputies were out scanning the banks of the Rogue River Sunday afternoon. Witnesses describe a 16 to 20-year-old male with a thin … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Man Seriously Burnt in RV Fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 91-year-old man is severely burned after his recreational vehicle explodes. The explosion happened Saturday afternoon. According to the Grants Pass Public Safety Department, the man was attempting to start his motor-home by pouring gasoline into the carburetor.  During this process, the engine backfired and ignited the vapors inside the motor-home. … Continue reading »

Grants for Historic Building Improvement

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Most of the historic buildings in downtown Grants Pass are not prepared to handle a major earthquake. Monday afternoon, city officials discussed offering five, 50 thousand dollar grants for businesses to get up to fire and earthquake regulations. City officials say most of the historic buildings downtown were built in the late … Continue reading »

Grants Pass City Council Goes Paperless

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council is now saving several thousands of dollars by going paperless. City Council members and their senior staff all have Microsoft “tablets.” The tablets are similar to iPad’s. Council members decided to purchase them after seeing how much paper they wasted every meeting. “It was budgeted by the … Continue reading »

Man Found Dead with Gunshot Wound

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are asking for the public’s help in a death investigation of a man who was found dead. On Saturday, officers found 37 year-old Juan Hernandez on Frutidale drive behind the bikekraft store. He had a gunshot wound to his head but police are not sure if that’s what he died from. … Continue reading »

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