Person Reported Missing Now Found Safe

PHOENIX, Ore. — The Phoenix Police Department has announced that a man considered missing Wednesday has been contacted and is safe. Phoenix Police say Joseph Hassell has been a guest at the Phoenix Motel since February 1st, and was supposed to check out Wednesday. They say he was last seen on Sunday and left all … Continue reading »

Meeting in Phoenix Over Renewal Issue

PHOENIX, Ore. — Both Phoenix City Council and the Phoenix Urban Renal Agency’s Council will meet Thursday night to try to see how they can make improvements for the future, after frustrations spilled over on Tuesday. In that meeting, discussion of current project priorities were discussed, but then the meeting shifted and focused on ways … Continue reading »

More Road Projects Could Come to Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. — The high-profile Fern Valley Interchange Project in Phoenix will impact traffic during construction, and the problem could be amplified as additional projects in the city get underway. The Believe Salon is just two months old, and owner Maggie Mena picked the Phoenix location with her clients in mind. “I was like ‘am … Continue reading »

Phoenix Ray’s Not Closing

PHOENIX, Ore. — According to store management, the Ray’s in Phoenix will not be closing its doors. Shortly after C&K Markets declared bankruptcy, it seems some of the Ray’s Supermarkets are being spared. On Monday, store management confirmed rumors that had been flying around all weekend. NewsWatch12 is still waiting on an official response from … Continue reading »

C&K Markets Closing Statewide

PHOENIX, Ore. — The region’s largest independent grocery chain is filing for bankruptcy. Brookings-based C&K Markets owns grocery stores across Oregon and northern California. Those stores include Ray’s Food Place, Lo Bucks, and Shop Smart. Nearly a third of those stores will be closing as a result of the bankruptcy filing, including the Ray’s Store … Continue reading »

Biofuels Station Closing

PHOENIX, Ore. – In addition to Cedar Links, another Rogue Valley business is closing this month: the Rising Phoenix Biofuels station. Officials loaded and took away the local fuel on Thursday afternoon. The founder says he’s to blame for the end of the venture. David Tourzan says he failed to get the community on board … Continue reading »

Teens Escape House Fire

PHOENIX, Ore. — Investigators have narrowed down the cause of a house fire in Phoenix on Thursday night. Jackson County Fire District 5 believes the fire was started by electrical wires or cigarettes. The fire damaged a home on the 100 block of South “B” Street. They say two teenagers got out safely, but one … Continue reading »

Fire Extinguished in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. — A fire is extinguished and crews are mopping up in the Phoenix area. Officials are currently unsure of the cause. Officials blocked off N. Phoenix Road during the fire. The fire burned almost a half an acre. Fire crews had to cut down a tree with a chainsaw to stop the fire … Continue reading »

Phoenix Water Rates Up for Discussion

PHOENIX, Ore. — Some Phoenix residents say the city is charging them for three times the amount of water they’re using. Today, residents will get a chance to voice their concerns. A town-hall style meeting focusing on the city’s water rates is planned for tonight. This comes after a change in the water system at … Continue reading »

Free Tax Assistance For Veterans

PHOENIX, Ore. — Veterans looking to file their taxes can have them done for free at two locations in the Rogue Valley. Liberty Tax in Phoenix and Ashland will file tax returns for both military veterans and those currently active in the military. Liberty Tax officials say it is all about giving back to those … Continue reading »

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