Oregon Trails-Jails

  MEDFORD, Ore.–Possibly the oldest existing city jail in southern Oregon is at the 125 year old Jacksonville city hall. A plaque on the wall says it was built in 1880 for 25-hundred dollars and included two jail cells in addition to a clerk’s office, fire station and council meeting room, still in use today. … Continue reading »

Tree Fallen Along Rogue River

NEAR EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a dangerous hazard along the Rogue River. The Sheriff’s Office reports that a large oak tree fell across a portion of the river, about 1.74 miles above Dodge Bridge. The Sheriff’s Office have cited recent weather and high water levels for creating … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Big Floods

MEDFORD, Ore.–For most southern Oregon residents memories of the New Year’s Day Flood of 1997 is the most recent reminder of how warm rain on heavy wet snow can cause catastrophic flooding in our region. The really big storm and floods of Christmas 1964 set the standard for measuring how bad winter weather can be … Continue reading »

Operation Homefront Toy Drive

  ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Operation Homefront, a national non-profit helping military families, gave a helping hand today through their Holiday Toy Drive. With the help of sponsors, local donations, community members and many hours of work from volunteers, many children from Southern Oregon were able to get free stocking-stuffer toys. The Rogue River Veterans … Continue reading »

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.

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