Homeless Avoid Freezing Temperatures

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some warming centers and homeless shelters are open are ready to take in those in need. Other local agencies are handing out coats, sleeping bags, and even hand warmers to those who are staying outside. The official start of winter doesn’t begin until mid-December, but it already feels like the dead of … Continue reading »

Mandatory Evacuations in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Due to the growth of the Oregon Gulch Fire the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Notice to the Copco area residents that live one mile east of the town Copco to the Beaver Creek area. The Sheriff’s Office has also issued Mandatory Evacuation Notice to the residents … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week – Jazz

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jazz is our NewsWatch 12 Pet of the Week! She is an 8-year-old Chinese shar pei mix from the Jackson County Animal Shelter. She smiles when she meets people, and she’d love to meet you! She used to be one of the dogs in the foster program at the shelter. To learn … Continue reading »

Shelters Seeing More People Than Usual

MEDFORD, Ore. — Temperatures are expected to dip into the low 20’s Sunday night and one Medford shelter is opening it’s doors to anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Officials with the Medford Gospel Mission said they took in about a dozen men after 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. Officials said often times people … Continue reading »

Cats Crowd Local Shelters

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — More than 400 cats are crowding three local shelters. This weekend those shelters are waiving the adoption fee in an effort to find those animals a home. Committed Alliance to Strays, Jackson County Animal Shelter and the Southern Oregon Humane Society are participating in the discounted weekend event for adult cats. … Continue reading »