Vet Gets Benefits but No Answers

MEDFORD, Ore., — When Bryan Canon left for Afghanistan several years ago, the Defense Department recognized him as a husband and father of four. When he returned to the U.S. with an injury and was medically retired from the Army the VA knew of his children and spouse but his disability benefits never showed the … Continue reading »

Veteran Wants Answers to $10K in Backpay

MEDFORD, Ore., — Bryan Canon always knew he would be in the military. Originally he wanted to be a fighter pilot but before long he grew too tall for the position. When the recession hit, then in the building industry, Bryan decided the time was right to enlist. He joined the Army, was assigned to … Continue reading »

Local Veteran Surprised by Community

MEDFORD, Ore. — First Sergeant Mike Walker went to Bob Thomas Automotive on Friday night thinking he was picking up his old truck. What he thought was going to be a quick repair of the four-wheel-drive, turned into a community effort to give him so much more. When Walker arrived at the shop, he was … Continue reading »

Woman’s Brother Survives Typhoon

[UPDATE: 11-12-13] NewsWatch12 received a call in the overnight hours that Debbie Dulcich’s brother has survived the massive storm. He was in the hard-hit area of Tacloban when the storm hit, but he and his wife were able to get on a plane out of the city to Manila. [PREVIOUS STORY] GRANTS PASS, Ore. – … Continue reading »

Shooting Highlights Gun Use in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — An incident NewsWatch 12 reported about a man who fired what he said was a warning shot toward a wanted felon has gained national attention. The Medford Police Department and NewsWatch 12 have heard from people around the country. Many have expressed concern as to why police charged Corey Thompson who used his … Continue reading »

Medford WWII Veteran Shares His Story

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man is sharing his experience of surviving behind enemy lines in World War 2. Harold Hayes told his story in the new book “The Secret Rescue,” by author Cate Lineberry. Hayes was a part of a squadron of medics and nurses who helped transport the wounded away from the front … Continue reading »

Armed Man Taken Safely into Custody

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A suicidal man with a gun is taken safely into custody Thursday night. NewsWatch 12 was the only crew on scene. Several Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police troopers responded to the 300 block of Savage Creek Road. It’s a road familiar to deputies. Previously on Monday, they took … Continue reading »

Habitat For Heroes House Is First In OR

MEDFORD, Ore. — Dozens were on hand Saturday morning to watch a military veteran and his family receive the keys to the first “Habitat for Heroes” house built in Oregon. “I don’t know. Scream for joy or cry for joy. It’s super exciting just knowing that my family is going to have a stable house … Continue reading »