Holiday Gift Returns

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of people headed to stores returning those unwanted presents. Several large corporations are shorting its holiday return periods. Best Buy is cutting its regular return period in half. Special orders are also no longer refundable. Sears has also reduced its time period for returning items for major appliances and vacuums, from … Continue reading »

Police Promote Bike Safety

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police and members of the Rogue Valley Transportation Department are teaming up to promote bike safety in Medford. Families met Saturday morning at the Rogue Valley Mall for a bicycle rodeo. RVTD officials say the goal is to teach kids defensive bike riding skills and road etiquette to help them stay … Continue reading »

Service Dogs Offer Help to Disabled Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. — Kids with disabilities are getting help in everyday activities with four-legged friends. The organization Canine Angels conducted a final test on four dogs at the Rogue Valley Mall.¬† The dogs have to pass certain tasks in order to go home with their¬†owners. Lizzie Shaw and Bo went through the first round. Lizzie … Continue reading »

Wheel of Fortune Bus in Town

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Wheel of Fortune bus is rolling in Southern Oregon. The bus was spotted at the Rogue Valley Mall on Wednesday morning. Some people can play a version of the Wheel of Fortune speed-up round and win prizes. Some participants can also be invited to audition and appear on the show. The … Continue reading »

Retailers Hoping to Make Up Weak Sales

MEDFORD, Ore. — The holiday cheer carried over Wednesday as shoppers hit stores to snag some after Christmas day deals. Whether shoppers purchased gifts for someone else or for themselves, retailers want them to start spending. The MasterCard Advisors Spending Pulse reports that sales of electronics, clothing, jewelry and home goods in the two months … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon’s Halloween Events

ASHLAND, Ore. — One of the longest running Halloween events in the valley will be making its way to the streets of Ashland again this year. Goblin’s will be Hoblin’ from the Ashland Public Library to the Plaza for the Annual Children’s Halloween Parade. The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, where young … Continue reading »

25 For 25: 1986

October 28, 2010 To mark NewsWatch 12’s 25th anniversary, we are taking a look back into our archives at some of the stories that made major headlines in Southern Oregon and Northern California. One of the big stories in 1986 was the opening of the Rogue Valley Mall following nearly 20 years of debate and … Continue reading »