Darkwing Manor Closes Its Doors

MEDFORD, Ore. —  A famous haunted manor is closing its doors after rain caused flooding on the property Friday night. Rain destroyed the parking lot across from the Darkwing Manor, making it near impossible for drivers to get their cars unstuck from the mud. Volunteers spend months putting together sets and decorations for the manor’s annual … Continue reading »

Police Increasing Patrols for Tonight

MEDFORD, Ore. — As Halloween party-goers are getting ready for tonight, so is local law enforcement. Medford and Ashland police departments both say they will have extra patrols out tonight looking for drinking and driving, and other criminal activity. Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Medford Police will both be providing support in downtown Ashland tonight. … Continue reading »

Doctors Explain How Fear Affects Health

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Halloween is a day built around fear. Doctors say if we don’t learn to cope with what scares us, our fears can negatively affect our health. Although our fears generate from our brain, doctors say we’re affected physically by the “fight or flight” response. They also say that increased adrenaline can be … Continue reading »

Drivers Urged to Heed Caution Tonight

WASHINGTON — Halloween isn’t just scary for trick-or-treaters. Police say it can also be scary for drivers. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, Halloween ranks in the top three days of the year for pedestrian related accidents in the U.S. every year. Reports also show 48% of those accidents involve a drunk driver. … Continue reading »

Ashland Businesses Prepare for Halloween

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland plaza has been a hot spot for Halloween entertainment for many years. Right now the plaza is pretty quiet, but tomorrow, it is expected to be filled with thousands of ghosts, zombies and whatever else people dress up as this year. Several bars on the block of main street say they … Continue reading »

Indoor Options for Halloween

MEDFORD, Ore. — With rainy weather in the forecast for Friday, there are other options in the Rogue Valley for families to celebrate Halloween indoors. Below are cities listing different options for planning out your Halloween evening. Medford -The RRRink (1349 Center Dr, Medford, OR 97501): 7: 30 p.m. Halloween Game Night — Southern Oregon … Continue reading »

Showers Isolated For Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday brought one or two showers to the Rogue Valley, but for the coast, we saw measurable rainfall.  Light showers off and on throughout the day added up to about an inch of rain near Brookings, but for inland locations, totals were around one hundredth of an inch.  Rain chances will stick around … Continue reading »

The Brief Break From the Rain Ends Tues.

WEATHER DISCUSSION We started the work week with cloudy skies, but by the time Monday came to an end, the sunshine was back.  This lull in the action will be very short-lived as another cold front is already creeping towards the coast Monday night.  In fact, a few showers are possible tonight along the coast, … Continue reading »

Halloween Craft Ideas

MEDFORD, Ore.– Things are getting spooky and crafty this Halloween. Betty Rodman from Michael’s Craft Store joined Newswatch 12 to explain some alternative Halloween activities, than the usual pumpkin carving. This weekend is also a kids club event where anyone three and older can make their own Halloween treat bag from 10:30 to noon at … Continue reading »

Police Keep Close Eye On Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Costumes of all types were seen at the Ashland Plaza, and so were police. They wanted to make their presence known to make sure no super heroes were needed if things got out of hand. Halloween is a tradition in Ashland, but one that has had a rocky past. “We had some … Continue reading »

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