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 »

Woman in Jail for Murder; Identity Theft

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A 65-year old Rogue River woman is in jail for murder. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Susan Monica is also facing identity theft and theft charges. Deputies were investigating the lesser charges on Friday when they found evidence of further crimes at her home on West Evans Creek Road. The name … 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 »

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Grass Fires Along I-5 Near Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Two grass fires have started along I-5 three miles south of Rogue River. The first is southbound near mile marker 45.5 and the second is northbound near mile marker 48. Expect delays in both areas. We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you more details as they become … Continue reading »

Rogue Is The Only Route For Fire Crews

NEAR GALICE, Ore. — Fire crews and local rafting guides teamed up and packed up rafts full of supplies and floated down the Rogue’s rapids to structures in danger. Firefighters from across the country have arrived in southern Oregon and within hours a handful were sent down the Rogue River. “I’ve done rafting for fun, … Continue reading »

Water Rescue Training Begins

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – Some of the people who typically are out rescuing stranded river goers on waterways throughout Oregon are sharpening their skills and learning new techniques this week. Twenty students are learning from twenty instructors and will have hands on training that could help save lives. “I think it’s going to be helpful … Continue reading »

Rafting Companies Benefit In Hot Weather

MERLIN, Ore. — As temperatures rise, so do the number of rafters along the Rogue River.  Orange Torpedo Trips in Merlin said the heat has caused their August rush to come early this year. Their shed was almost empty, and employees said they were inflating more rafts because of the increase of customers. “Due to … Continue reading »

Rogue River Levels Lower Than Last Year

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — The extreme heat and lack of rain is causing lower water levels along the Rogue River, and water managers are working to make sure there’s enough to help farmers, fish, and drinking water. At Lost Creek Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they are releasing 1,500 cubic feet … Continue reading »

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