Kids Unlimited Receives Federal Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Federal Government is recognizing the need to provide resources for charter schools across the country. Kids Unlimited Academy is one of those schools gaining recognition. Kids Unlimited Academy received a 450 thousand dollar federal charter school grant in 2014. The charter school will receive 225 thousand the first year and the grant … Continue reading »

Drive-By Shooting on Finch Lane

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened early Saturday morning. The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Finch Lane, in a newer development off of North Ross Lane. Neighbors reported three shots fired at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday. Police say a man and his two children were in the … Continue reading »

Minor Decoys Help With Compliance Checks

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Police sent minor decoys into 11 stores and bars Saturday night that were cited for either allowing minors in or serving them alcohol in the past year. Elements Tapas Bar and Restaurant on Main Street is one of the businesses that passed the test Saturday night, but unfortunately most of the stores and … Continue reading »

Man Killed After Tree Falls on Tent

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are investigating an accidental death, in which they say a man was killed when a tree fell on his tent. On their Facebook page this morning, Medford Police said 23-year-old Joseph T. Jones was killed when a tree fell onto his tent in a transient camp area north of Bear Creek Park. … Continue reading »

Football Players Pledge Against Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. — Rival Medford football teams are working together to raise awareness for domestic violence. North and South Medford High set aside their competition for a brief moment before Friday night’s game to sign a pledge saying they will “neither accept nor demonstrate domestic violence.” In addition to that pledge, each team wore a logo … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Still In Need

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12′s Coats For Kids campaign has been very successful this year with the generous donations of community members in the Rogue Valley. However, there is still a need for kids coats, especially for toddlers and elementary school children. Fred Meyer on Crater Lake Highway has a massive children’s coat section. Tyler Weist … Continue reading »

Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

Man Injured in Scuffle with Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man was reportedly injured after a fight with Medford Police officers on Friday night. On Friday, at about 6:45 p.m., Medford Police say officers were dispatched to the parking lot at 1100 Morrow Road for a physical domestic dispute between a man and a woman. When contacted by the first officer … Continue reading »

Providence Offers Employee Mammograms

MEDFORD, Ore. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and medical professionals are making a push for all women to get regular mammograms this month and year round. At Providence Medford Medical’s Breast Center, administrators are encouraging staff to lead by example to get mammograms by offering free exams for all employees all day. The … Continue reading »

Missing Children Forum Held in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday night marked the first night of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office informational series. Wednesday’s event focused on Southern Oregon’s amber alert program and the largest child abduction response team in the nation. Wednesday’s event was called “A Child Goes Missing: The Community’s Response To Our Biggest Fear.” Participants talked about child abduction efforts in … Continue reading »

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