• Sunshine is Back, Bringing Warmer Temps

    Sunshine is Back, Bringing Warmer Temps

    March 2, 2015

    A storm system that is falling apart has been drifting southward through the area Monday. It brought a couple of showers further north along the coast, along with a few sprinkles and snow flurries east of the Cascades and down into Modoc...

    Murder Suspect Captured in Talent

    Murder Suspect Captured in Talent

    March 2, 2015

    Law enforcement confirms the suspect sought for murder out of Siskiyou County has been taken into custody by Talent Police.

    Clouds Go Away, to Bring Us a Sunny Day

    Clouds Go Away, to Bring Us a Sunny Day

    March 2, 2015

    Last weekend's showers were a relief from the log period of dry sunny weather. However, the relief was brief. We get back to high pressure and sunny skies starting today. Showers have littered the forecast region due to a weak low pressure center situated over eastern Oregon.

    A Dry and Sunny Sunday

    A Dry and Sunny Sunday

    February 28, 2015

    Rain, snow, hail, and wind made up the forecast for Friday. A cold pool of air moved overhead allowing for instability to strengthen. This, along with daytime heating allowed for pop-up storms to form and strengthen through the day.

    Attempted Deputy Elude

    Attempted Deputy Elude

    February 28, 2015

    CENTRAL POINT, Ore -- Two people are in the Jackson County Jail after attempting to elude deputies.

    Round Ball Wrap, February 27th

    Round Ball Wrap, February 27th

    February 27, 2015

    The final Round Ball Wrap of the season features the Rogue River boys trying to make their first state tournament since 1968, the SOU & OIT women in a tight Cascade Conference semifinal game and play-in matchups from the 4A boys and girls.

    OSF: Behind the Curtain – Opening Night

    OSF: Behind the Curtain - Opening Night

    February 27, 2015

    The very first official show of the 2015 season is "Much Ado About Nothing." The Shakespearean comedy was sold out as of Friday afternoon, as was "Pericles" and "Guys and Dolls." The world premiere of "Fingersmith" on Sunday had only four remaining seats.

    Girls Rock! Saturday Grants Pass Event

    Girls Rock! Saturday Grants Pass Event

    February 27, 2015

    The 7th annual Girls Rock! will be held at Grants Pass High School on Saturday, Feb 28th from 8:30 - 3:00. NewsWatch12's Kirstin O'Connor spoke with an organizer about the free event for girls ages 9 - 13.

    The Dress Debacle

    The Dress Debacle

    February 27, 2015

    A photo of a dress started circulating online Thursday evening that has people questioning their eyesight! NewsWatch12 asked viewers to weigh in on what colors they see, blue and black, or white and gold. Some of the responses were aired live on NewsWatch12 Midday.

    Pet of the Week: Saturn

    Pet of the Week: Saturn

    February 27, 2015

    It Friday and that means it's time to meet our Pet of the Week! This week’s pet is Saturn, a five month-old brown tabby cat. Saturn is fun and playful and loves to cuddle. When she's happy, she turns into a purr machine!

    OSF: Behind the Curtain – Backstage Tour

    OSF: Behind the Curtain - Backstage Tour

    February 27, 2015

    Backstage tours begin in early March. The tours allow visitors to learn the history of OSF as well as see the theaters outside of a live performance and learn about the people who manage to pull off the shows night after night.

    Light Rain and Snow Today

    Light Rain and Snow Today

    February 27, 2015

    A weak cold front will has been pushing through the area today allowing for showers to pick up across the region. Snow levels started low, near about 5,000' and will be lowering dramatically through Saturday. Levels will bottom out near 4,500' for the Cascades, 3,500' for the Siskiyous, and 3,400' f

    Amateur Athlete: OSF

    Amateur Athlete: OSF

    February 26, 2015

    Sports and theater can seem like two different worlds that rarely intersect, but the physical demands at a theater company like the Oregon Shakespeare Festival are intense. To continue our look Behind the Curtain, NewsWatch 12's Brandon Kamerman highlights the athletes of OSF.

    Ask the Meteorologist: Chetco Effect

    Ask the Meteorologist: Chetco Effect

    February 26, 2015

    When we sit in high pressure patterns for weeks on end, a very unique, but significant weather pattern sets up at the coast. "The Chetco Effect" will make the temperature at Brookings rise anywhere from 5-25 degrees warmer than areas only a few miles away.

    Rain and Snow Back in the Forecast

    Rain and Snow Back in the Forecast

    February 26, 2015

    After weeks of dry, sunny, and warm weather, we get a small relief. Rain and snow will return to the forecast for this weekend. High pressure out in the middle Pacific will allow for a series of moisture waves to slide down the "right arm," into our area. The last few months, this high pressure bloc

    SOU Wins Double OT Thriller Over NCU

    SOU Wins Double OT Thriller Over NCU

    February 25, 2015

    The SOU men's basketball team survived a double overtime game against Northwest Christian, winning 98-92 in the opening round of the Cascade Conference Tournament. Check out the highlights and post game reaction here.

    Parents Say Son Was Shamed for Tardiness

    Parents Say Son Was Shamed for Tardiness

    February 25, 2015

    The Grants Pass School District Office received dozens of calls, Wednesday, from parents concerned about bullying. The mother and father of a 6-year-old boy said their son is being shamed and punished in front of his peers for something that is completely out of his control.

    OSF: Behind the Curtain – Hamfist Band

    OSF: Behind the Curtain - Hamfist Band

    February 25, 2015

    Staff members from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival are looking forward to spring and summer performances in a band they created seven years ago. The band is called Hamfist and performs locally to help support nonprofits in the area.

    OSF: Behind the Curtain – SOU Trainees

    OSF: Behind the Curtain - SOU Trainees

    February 25, 2015

    This year, the largest amount of Southern Oregon University performance students will appear in OSF shows for the 80th season. The OSF Acting Company Trainee Program gives students the opportunity to participate in shows alongside experienced performers and directors.

    Ask the Meteorologist: Rex Block

    Ask the Meteorologist: Rex Block

    February 25, 2015

    Today in Ask the Meteorologist we are talking about ridges of high pressure that block the movement of storm systems. While high pressure typically diverts storm systems by nature, there are specific types of blocking patterns that...