Police Make Plans For K9 Units

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Law enforcement is in the process of creating a plan for using drug dogs once recreational marijuana becomes legal in July. Medford Police said the department is looking at options for dealing with dogs trained to sniff out marijuana. Police said it is likely they will replace at least one of the dogs … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Second Court Appearance

MEDFORD, Ore. —  The man accused of murder in a rural area of Siskiyou County will appear in court again Wednesday. Mathew Baker was arraigned Tuesday in the Jackson County Circuit Court on a fugitive complaint. The judge made the decision to bring him back to court in order to evaluate his mental state and give … Continue reading »

The Valley School Holds Info Session

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new charter school looking to open in Medford hosted an information session in the city Monday night. This charter school would be joining others in the area giving other options to help with waiting lists. The school is called The Valley School of Southern Oregon offering 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Right … Continue reading »

Facebook Group Hosts Clean Up Event

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford woman is using the power of Facebook to help clean up her community. Two months ago, Brooke DeBoer and her friend were jogging down Biddle and noticed a large amount of trash along the side of the roadway. This inspired her to pick up trash on her next run. She … Continue reading »

2nd Annual Rogue Valley Crush Camp

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of kids came out for the second annual Crush Fundamentals Football Camp Saturday. The Southern Oregon University football team and coaches from around the Rogue Valley were out at the U.S. Cellular Fields again this year to teach kids the fundamentals and safety of football. Camp organizers said they saw a big … Continue reading »

Kid Time! Debuts Pint Sized Grocery Shop

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new exhibit opened at “Kid Time!” Tuesday teaching kids the importance of good nutrition and how to work in a team setting. The exhibit is called “Sherm’s 4 Kids.” It is a grocery store themed exhibit with play foods, aisles and check stands. Organizers said the exhibit serves as a way to … Continue reading »

Medford Man Charged With Sex Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man is in jail facing a string of sex abuse charges involving a teenage girl. 47-year-old Abel Pacheco-Carillo was arrested earlier this month. One of the alleged sexual acts was interrupted by a police officer responding to a call. He is being held in jail on $500,000 dollars bail at … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: New Diabetes Treatments

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Diabetes specialists are announcing new forms of treatment appearing on the market for people facing both type one and type two diabetes. Brand new on the market is inhaled insulin. There is also a new pill class being introduced for people facing type two diabetes. With Feb. being American Heart Month, Asante … Continue reading »

Ross Holds Boys and Girls Clubs Campaign

MEDFORD, Ore. — This weekend kicked off a four week program benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The fundraiser is a partnership between Ross Stores and Boys and Girls Clubs. The campaign is called “Open the Door to Great Futures.” The funds raised will help clubs in the Rogue Valley by benefiting the … Continue reading »

Police Assess Crime Statistic Data

MEDFORD, Ore. — The most recent national FBI statistics show Medford has the third fastest increase in violent crimes. However, Medford Police said the numbers are not representing the city accurately. Police said the statistics may be skewed because of increases in self initiated enforcement and record keeping. NewsWatch 12 sat down with Chief of … Continue reading »

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