Local Kids Get “Inspired”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some kids in the Rogue Valley are taking home new books this week. The “Be Inspired” campaign is giving away more than eight million books to schools across the country. NewsWatch 12′s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with the Area Manager for the local SMART program that helped get several of these books locally. … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s Awarded Blue Sky Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2014 and in celebration St. Mary’s School announced it was awarded the Pacific Power Blue Sky Grant worth up to $150,000. The grant will fund purchasing and installing solar panels for an existing solar ready building on campus, according to St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s said the … Continue reading »

Trees and Shrubs Affected by Cold Winter

MEDFORD, Ore. — After the colder-than-average temperatures this winter, you may have noticed your trees and plants have had a harder time bouncing back this spring. Temperatures dropped dangerously low for regional plants during December when the plants were in their dormant state. Now, as we move into spring, some plants are not growing or … Continue reading »

Oz Closing Spikes Other Gym Traffic

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oz Fitness Center in Medford will be closing its doors soon and members were surprised to hear the news, leaving them shopping for a new gym. Members were informed of the closing on Thursday with a simple note on the door of the center. It read that Oz attempted to renegotiate rent … Continue reading »

Governor Visits Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber is hoping to increase economic development and job creation in Southern Oregon. Kitzhaber was in Medford this afternoon and met with development leaders in the area and toured the development hub downtown. Recent studies show there are more new jobs in the state, but Kitzhaber says some regions like … Continue reading »

Man Arrested in Business Burglary

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man accused of stealing $60,000 worth of tools and equipment from his employer was arrested by Medford Police officers this morning. In March, the Medford Police Department was contacted by a local Electrical Contractor who reported an internal theft. The business reported that its employee, 24-year old Dustin Jackson, had worked … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jasmine

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s Friday which means it’s time to meet our Pet of the Week on NewsWatch 12 Midday. We spoke to Kristina Lanier with Committed Alliance To Strays, or C.A.T.S., today and she introduced us to Jasmine. Jasmine is a cat looking for a new home, watch the video above to get to … Continue reading »

Mary Jane’s Attic to Reopen After Court

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford’s Mary Jane’s Attic is celebrating a court victory today. The court ruling allows Mary Jane’s Attic to reopen, but marijuana will be out of the business plan. The judge ruled that the Attic could continue to sell its other products, but marijuana will not be permitted to be sold. The City … Continue reading »

Medford Prepares to Enforce Smoke Ban

MEDFORD, Ore. — The City of Medford and Medford Police are still working out how to enforce the city’s new park smoking ban. Medford’s city council unanimously approved the ban making city owned properties smoke and tobacco free. The city is making plans to install signs and decals to make the public aware of the … Continue reading »

Police Trying to Locate Stabbing Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police responded to Providence Hospital early Wednesday afternoon for reports of a male victim suffering from a stab wound. The 38-year-old male victim was stabbed in the abdomen after being involved in a dispute, inside of a residence in the 400 block of Kenwood Avenue in Medford, according to Police. The … Continue reading »

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