Murder Investigation Continues

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Caution tape blocks off the private driveway that leads to a property where two sets of human remains have been found. The road to this point in the investigation began on New Year’s Day. “On January 1st of this year, we received a missing person report. Family members of Robert Harry … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Flood of ’64

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The dry weather facing Southern Oregon and Northern California all year is in stark contrast to a half century ago when our region was suffering some of the worst floods in history. It’s the flooding that set new standards for land use planning in Jackson and Josephine Counties, and the construction … Continue reading »

House Fire in Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Just before sunrise on Friday, a neighborhood in Rogue River woke to a fire burning through the roof of a home. The house fire was reported in Rogue River on the 100 block of Evans Creek Road across from Walnut Drive. Firefighters from Rogue River District, Grants Pass City Fire, and … Continue reading »

Park Study Conducted on Rogue River

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A project to develop a world-class whitewater park on the Rogue River at Gold Hill is moving a step forward this week. A team of volunteers, and scientists from a Corvallis company called river design group are mapping the bottom of the Rogue River in an area often called the “powerhouse … Continue reading »

Red Dye Test Causes Plant Shutdown

NEAR WHITE CITY, Ore. — Following up on a story you first saw here on NewsWatch12 last week, the dye used to measure the flow of treated water from the Medford Sewage Treatment Plant forced a brief shutdown at the Grants Pass Water Treatment Plant. Last Wednesday, Medford officials dumped 15 gallons of a non-toxic … Continue reading »

Red Dye Study on Rogue River

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Rogue turned red on Wednesday as a study was done by Medford Public Works. By the afternoon, some down river say they haven’t noticed a difference. Medford Public Works officials say this is the first time the river has been dyed since 1990. Fifteen gallons of a non-toxic dye went … Continue reading »

Rollover Near Rogue River

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — ODOT reports a rollover crash on Interstate 5 at mile point 49, one mile north of Rogue River. slow lane on Northbound lanes is open. Traffic moving through slowly. Expect delays and congestion.

Drowning at Blossom Bar Rapid

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — A Class IV rapid on the Rogue River has claimed its second victim of the summer. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a man drowned at Blossom Bar on Wednesday afternoon. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says 66-year-old Steven Boyd, from Walla Walla, Washington, was thrown into the water and hit … Continue reading »

Mudslide Near Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — It’s hot and dry out there, but even that wasn’t enough to prevent a dangerous mudslide near Rogue River. The Rogue River Police Department said an irrigation canal breached near the intersection of Foothill and Westbrook. A mudslide, about 25-yards wide, rolled down a hillside, slamming into a truck heading north, … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Causing Rogue River Hazard

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a fallen tree is causing a hazard along the Rogue River. The sheriff’s office says a large tree has fallen over about 100 yards below Sardine Creek near Gold Hill, and is now blocking two-thirds of the Rogue River. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is … Continue reading »

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