Officials Prepare Early for Fire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. – Recent rains have not been enough to pull Southern Oregon out of a severe drought situation and now fire crews are getting ready for what they fear will be an intense wildfire season. Several fire agencies in the area are prepping for fire season two to four weeks early this year. Hiring has … Continue reading »

Police Increase DUI Patrol For St. Pat’s

As people head to downtown Medford for St. Patrick’s Day, extra police will be headed out as well. “I don’t think it’s gonna be as busy as if it was on the weekend, but even though it is on a Monday, it being St. Patrick’s day, we’re still going to have some officers dedicated to … Continue reading »

500 Students Take a Look to Their Future

MEDFORD, Ore.– Students in the Rogue Valley are getting a hands on look at what their future career may look like. Hundreds of students attended a fair in the main gym of the Medford Education Center, Thursday. They were grouped into teams of seven with a business mentor for the day. Some our own Newswatch … Continue reading »

Foothill Road Set to Expand

MEDFORD, Ore. – The City of Medford and Jackson County have made separate plans to make certain sections of Foothill Road four lanes with bigger shoulders and bike lanes. Jackson County road official, Mike Kuntz, said they are aware of the dangers of the road and understand driver frustration. “To the typical driver, it’s going … Continue reading »

Drug Deal Leads to Hit and Run

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police arrested two suspects today in connection to Monday nights hit and run incident at the North Fred Meyer. Police used surveillance video and witnesses comments to get a description of the suspect vehicle and were eventually led to it via a tip from someone who said they saw the vehicle … Continue reading »

Dutch Bros. Helps Local Food Banks

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Dutch Bros. collected nearly 43,000 pounds of food for local food banks on Valentine’s Day. It was part of their annual “Dutch Luv” campaign. Any customer who brought in 2 non-perishable food items was given a free drink. All of the company’s locations together gathered more than 233,000 pounds of food. On … Continue reading »

Dispensary Plans to Open in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — One Medford area business is attempting to operate under the grey area of legalization concerning medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon and open its doors. Patients Helping Patients, LLC has been operating as a location for OMMP patients to hang out, but now it hopes to one day serve them. A symbolic ribbon … Continue reading »

GMO Free Jackson County Rally

MEDFORD, Ore. — People who want to ban Genetically Modified Crops, or GMOs, are gearing up for their campaign efforts tonight. Two different groups are teaming up to open a downtown headquarters for the cause. Shortly, supporters will file into the new campaign headquarters in the Woolworth Building in Medford. The launch party will rally … Continue reading »

Wanted Suspect Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jacob Granger, 23, was wanted by the Jackson County Community Corrections for walking away from the Talent work release center on Friday. He was also suspected of dealing heroin in a motel on South Pacific Highway in Medford. Investigators of the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) agency got information as … Continue reading »

NewsWatch12 Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Show

MEDFORD, Ore. — People from all over the country have made their way to the Jackson County Expo in Medford to experience the Sportsmen’s and Outdoors Recreation Show. The show is sponsored by KDRV NewsWatch 12 and features exhibits and presentations on topics such as fishing, hunting, camping and much more! Before the show kicked … Continue reading »

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