Oregon State Police Hiring 24 Troopers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police is adding new troopers to its patrol force but these recruits will not be able to patrol for several months. The Grants Pass office will be receiving two new troopers and the Central Point office will be getting one. These new recruits are replacing retired troopers or those … Continue reading »

Chertow Camp Returns to SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ken Chertow Gold Wrestling Camp is back at Southern Oregon University for the second consecutive year. The camp is led by 3-time NCAA champion and former Olympian Ken Chertow. While the camp was directed at young wrestlers, some of the coaches, like SOU wrestler Prescott Garner, benefited as well. Garner is … Continue reading »

Park Seeing Increased Crime Without Pool

MEDFORD, Ore. — Demolition has begun on the Hawthorne Park pool two years after it officially closed and 63 years after it opened. Medford resident Bill Bardakos said it was a landmark. “I’ve been here for 8-9 years and I remember bringing my daughter down here, going swimming and I saw the tractors here and … Continue reading »

Police Explore Leads on Attempted Kidnap

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass detectives are ruling out a suspect in Medford who was arrested for an attempted kidnapping. Last Monday, 47 year-old Robert Jones was arrested for an attempted abduction of a 5-year-old boy on Grape Street in Medford. A grand jury dropped the kidnapping charge on Thursday. Medford Police say Jones’ car was similar to … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Honors Fallen Soldiers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — More than a hundred people gathered at the Eagle Point National Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. Veteran Emmitt Patterson attended the service to remember his father who served in World War II and his friends who didn’t make it back from Vietnam with him. “It makes me feel good … Continue reading »

Web Extra: McKenzie Signs With Jaguars

Thirty minutes after the NFL draft, former SOU wide receiver Cole McKenzie was at his home in Red Bluff, CA. when he received a telephone call from the Jacksonville Jaguars. They asked him if he’d like to sign with the team as an undrafted free agent. We caught up with him on the phone shortly … Continue reading »

SOU Defense Wins Round Two

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Southern Oregon spring tour through the Rogue Valley made its way to Grants Pass for the Raiders’ second scrimmage. SOU played a night scrimmage at Mel Ingram Stadium at Grants Pass High School. Last week at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford, the Raiders offense stole the show. Austin Dodge and Chris … Continue reading »

SOU’s Dodge Takes the Microphone

MEDFORD, Ore. – Austin Dodge is only entering his junior season at Southern Oregon University, but his legacy as the Raiders’ quarterback is well-established. Dodge, however, set out to prove that he was more than just a jock in pads. After the Raiders’ first spring scrimmage on Saturday, Dodge took the NewsWatch 12 microphone and … Continue reading »

Former Grizzly Coach Returns to Ashland

AHLAND, Ore. – Jim Nagel is a legend in Ashland after taking the Ashland High School’s football team to 16 straight state tournaments, five title games and winning three state championships during his tenure from 1983-2002. Since his time at Ashland, Nagel’s worked as an assistant coach at NCAA Div. III’s Linfield College. After deciding … Continue reading »

Driest Start To Year On Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — The statistics and charts show it, through March 25th, this is the driest start to any year in Medford’s history. “Statistics were kept back in 1850. 1.63 in those first 84 days of the year is the driest we’ve ever been in those 84 days,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Ottenweller. … Continue reading »

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