Local Runner Remembers Boston Bombing

MEDFORD, Ore. – Boston Marathon runner Justin Rosas wore jacket the jacket given out at last year’s race Tuesday and said he will never forget April 15th 2013. “It’s actually been more difficult today than I would have guessed on the one year anniversary. I don’t think about it every day, I do think about … Continue reading »

2014 Britt Festival Lineup Announced

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The lineup for the 2014 Britt Festival has been announced. Organizers say about 60,000 people attend the summer festival to hear all genres of music. Artists at the festival range from classical, country, jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass and folk genres. The launch party wrapped up this evening for the 52nd season for the … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: School Buses

MEDFORD, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed a proclamation declaring April 8 through the 12th as school bus safety week. This week, Oregon Trails takes a look at when school buses got on the road in our region and how transportation has grown in Southern Oregon.

Josephine County Voters’ Pamphlet Out

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The Josephine County Voters’ pamphlet for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election is officially out and posted to the County Clerk’s website.  The last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is April 29th. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to the registered voters of … Continue reading »

Allergy Season in Full Swing

MEDFORD, Ore. — The flowers and trees in the Rouge Valley can be easy on the eyes but hard on the sinuses. Allergy sufferer Mike Brown knows all too well as he walked his dog Monday morning. “Never had an allergies. None, absolutely none.  Come here, Boom! It’s like the waters let loose,” said Brown. … Continue reading »

AIFF Is Right Around the Corner

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Independent Film Festival runs April 3-7 and tickets are now on sale to the general public. We spoke with Wendy Conner of AIFF on NewsWatch 12 This Morning and she gave us some insiders information on what you need to know if you’re planning to attend the festival this year. … Continue reading »

Jackson County in State of Emergency

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners this morning officially declared Jackson County a local disaster zone and approved a request to declare state of emergency for drought. NewsWatch 12′s reporter in the meeting this morning said Commissioners said this year Southern Oregon has seen the least snow pack ever and the smallest amount of precipitation … Continue reading »

VA to Open After Norovirus Outbreak

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA SORCC will open its doors for business again on Thursday, March 13 after a norovirus outbreak. The outbreak caught VA officials’ attention last Wednesday and they immediately took steps to cancel appointments and close the facility to patients until it was resolved. The facility will continue to take extra … Continue reading »

Kids Stay off Streets and On Track

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  At the Josephine County Fairgrounds Sunday were the BMX bike races. The River City BMX just got a new President, Bill Silva, and he said he is looking to organize future events to benefit the community. “We’re trying to do fundraisers for both the track and for the community, because it … Continue reading »

Gov. Announce Rough & Ready Revival

On Friday morning, Governor John Kitzhaber held a news conference announcing mill improvements in Southern Oregon, including the revival of Rough & Ready Lumber Mill. NewsWatch12′s Justin Bourke explains more in the video above. NewsWatch12 will have more information Tonight in the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts.

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