15 Years for Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

MEDFORD, Ore. – A woman will spend 15 years in prison for killing two people in a car accident near Rogue River in April.  Lynda Taylor pled guilty to two counts of manslaughter, one county of felony driving under the influence of intoxicants, and third degree assault. At the sentencing on Tuesday, the prosecution said … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Rogue River Burglary Case

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A local man is accused of burglarizing a home on W. Evans Creek Rd. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 32 year-old Jarrod Garwood was arrested after a search warrant was served at his home on E. Evans Creek Rd. Several stolen items were found during the search, investigators said. … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Rogue River

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Volunteers led by the Middle Rogue Steelheaders are scouring the Rogue River for signs of trash and debris. Organizers say more than one thousand pounds of trash were pulled from the rogue in just today’s effort. Debris pulled from the river ranged from large metal rods to shopping carts. A team … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Fire Contained

[UPDATE 10:30 a.m.] — ODF Has confirmed that the fire was human caused, however details as to how it was started were not given. Tune in to NewsWatch 12 tonight for more information as the story develops. GOLD HILL, Ore. –  A pile of wood ignited on the banks of the Rogue River near the … Continue reading »

Salmon Derby on the Rogue

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A group of Rogue River enthusiasts is raising awareness for watershed preservation and restoration through a Salmon Derby. The odd-sounding event brought nearly thirty river guides and boats together to tour the Rogue and cast fishing lines for salmon. Organizers say by embracing the spirit of recreation, they can encourage those … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, September 5th

The 2014 premiere of the Friday Night Blitz features key matchups at all levels. Highlights include Fortuna/North Medford, South Medford/Sunset, Ashland/Klamath Union, South Albany/Eagle Point, Cascade Christian/Henley, Lakeridge/Sheldon and Bandon/Rogue River.

McGinnis Wins Labor Day Regatta

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Summer doesn’t officially end for three more weeks, but Labor Day is sort of that reminder that Fall is quickly approaching. It’s the last holiday of the season, and it’s the last hydroplane race of the Cal-Ore season. The Wild River Labor Day Regatta on the Rogue River. There’s really three … Continue reading »

Minivan Pulled From Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Search and rescue officials say when fishermen arrived at the Robertson Bridge boat ramp this morning, they were greeted by a minivan in the middle of the Rogue River. Unsure if someone is inside, they immediately called for help. It turns out the van was empty and there are no known … Continue reading »

Several Small Fires Causing Smoke

[UPDATE: 9:13 P.M.] — The Oregon Department of Forestry confirmed there are several fires that began on Monday evening. The largest burning in the area is the Old Blue Fire that fire officials estimate is about 40 acres burning near Foots Creek Road. Air resources were used on the fire including helicopters and tankers until … Continue reading »

Rogue River Drive Fire Doubles in Size

Medford, Ore. — The fire burning on Rogue River Drive is now 100 acres. It has doubled in size in the last hour. While the sun was up, 2 air tankers and 5 helicopters as well as hand crews and engines were on the fire. There is currently no containment but 5 threatened homes in the … Continue reading »

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