• C.A.T.S. Receives Global Support

    C.A.T.S. Receives Global Support

    July 28, 2014

    An animal shelter called the Committed Alliance to Strays, better known as "C.A.T.S." was on the verge of closing, when a celebrity Facebook share triggered a surge of donations. Back in June, the shelter reached out to NewsWatch12 to ask the community for help...

    Thunder & Lightning Much of the Week

    Thunder & Lightning Much of the Week

    July 28, 2014

    A very active week is now underway, beginning with scorching hot temperatures Monday afternoon. Triple digits are expected over West Side Valleys and Northern California today. Morning clouds and fog at the coast will gradually clear into midday.

    Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

    Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

    July 27, 2014

    Edgar Lupton was born on July 27, 1914. The World War II veteran celebrated his 100th birthday with his family and friends at Welcome Home Adult Foster Care. Newswatch 12 Photojournalist Dustin Peters takes us to the big celebration.

    OSU Brothers Continue 1,600-Mile Journey

    OSU Brothers Continue 1,600-Mile Journey

    July 27, 2014

    Jeremiah and Isaiah Godby are two students at Oregon State University's School of Public Health & Sciences. On July 7, the brothers started running at OSU. They will travel over 1,600 miles crossing through 30 Oregon counties before returning to Corvallis on September 7.

    Thunderstorms for Days

    Thunderstorms for Days

    July 27, 2014

    Cloud coverage over the region gave us a nice, relief from the scorching heat we were otherwise supposed to get. The forecast high for today was to be 100 degrees in Medford and 90 in Klamath Falls. The best we got to was 95 and 88 respectively. Which, is still warmer than expected

    Search Continues for Missing Woman

    Search Continues for Missing Woman

    July 27, 2014

    Police and loved ones are frantically searching Sunday night for a missing woman from Dundee, Ore. The 38-year-old stay-at-home mom left her house to run errands on Thursday, and has not been heard from since. It has been 72 hours since Jennifer Huston went missing.

    Growler Demand Opens Doors for Brewers

    Growler Demand Opens Doors for Brewers

    July 27, 2014

    Local brewers say the craft beer business in the valley is poised to explode, and it’s partially thanks to growlers. The refillable bottles were new to Medford just a year ago. Now demand is rising, which could change the face of the business.

    Inaugural Higs Gym Ninja Challenge

    Inaugural Higs Gym Ninja Challenge

    July 26, 2014

    Nearly 80 athletes of all ages competed at the inaugural Higs Gym Ninja Challenge on Saturday. Peter Hulce won the men's elite division. Tia Stratton took the top prize in the women's elite division, and Peter's sister, Holly Hulce, won the youth elite.

    Back to the Triple Digits

    Back to the Triple Digits

    July 26, 2014

    High pressure and Desert Southwest air has been bring our temperatures up slowly over the last few days, and this pattern will continue for a while. Just a few days ago, temperatures were 5-10 degrees below average and very comfortable. Yesterday, temperatures were around average or a few degrees of

    Rogue Valley Special Needs Hockey League

    Rogue Valley Special Needs Hockey League

    July 25, 2014

    After a local father took his son who falls on the autism scale to a Southern Oregon Spartans game, his son wanted nothing more than to play. However, Shad Bowers knew it would be difficult to enroll his 7-year-old son, Tanner, into a regular league with his condition. So Bowers decided to start

    New Performance Garden at Britt

    New Performance Garden at Britt

    July 25, 2014

    At a cost of just over a million dollars, paid for largely by grants and donations, this garden also solved a major program dilemma for Britt, creating a completely separate space and environment allowing Britt to expand its line up, and appeal to a wider audience.

    Rafting Business Back On Track

    Rafting Business Back On Track

    July 25, 2014

    This time last year, thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and lightning sparked several fires. The smoke from those fires moved into the valley and just about put rafting companies out of business for the year. One company says so far this year, they're back on track.

    Students Raise Funds for Fire Stations

    Students Raise Funds for Fire Stations

    July 25, 2014

    An idea sparked by the major wildfires that destroyed over 70,000 acres of Southern Oregon last summer, Hidden Valley High School students Rachel Loughran, Jordan Gilbert, and Sylvia Marr have found a way to award $35,060 to their local Fire Departments in Josephine County.

    WEB EXTRA: Police Speak on Arson Arrest

    WEB EXTRA: Police Speak on Arson Arrest

    July 25, 2014

    View the entire press conference, in which Medford Police announce they have arrested Debra Irene Johns, who they believe is responsible for the multiple suspicious fires in Medford that began on June 25th. Medford Police believe Johns to be connected to 23 fires in downtown Medford in the past mont

    O.D.F. Recon Flights to Spot Smoke

    O.D.F. Recon Flights to Spot Smoke

    July 25, 2014

    It's been two days since thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and although time has passed, lightning strikes still smolder and sometimes the best way to get a view of the smokes, is from 6,000 feet.

    Hot for the Weekend, Storms Next Week

    Hot for the Weekend, Storms Next Week

    July 25, 2014

    High pressure will begin building into the West these next few days, pushing the storm track well to our north. A warming trend will be ongoing into next week. For today and throughout the weekend, quiet weather and dry conditions will persist.

    No Medford Fire and District 3 Merger

    No Medford Fire and District 3 Merger

    July 25, 2014

    Medford Fire will continue to operate with a separate administrative body than Jackson County Fire District 3. In a study session today, the Medford City Council took an in-depth look at months worth of research.

    Proposed Improvements to Highway 99

    Proposed Improvements to Highway 99

    July 25, 2014

    Oregon Department of Transportation planners are hoping to facilitate some big changes along highway 99 in the next several years. At an open house on Thursday, the public got a first look at some proposed improvements along the highway between North Ashland and South Medford.

    Hot Again By Sunday

    Hot Again By Sunday

    July 24, 2014

    Thursday proved to be beautiful, with plenty of blue skies and spring-like temperatures. It was a rare gem in our typical summer pattern. That summer heat returns by the end of the weekend and sticks around for the majority of next week.

    Amateur Athlete: Byron Higinbotham

    Amateur Athlete: Byron Higinbotham

    July 24, 2014

    On Saturday, Higs Gym in Central Point will be filled with people of all ages flipping tires, climbing monkey bars and even zip lining. It's all part of the first ever Southern Oregon Ninja Challenge. NewsWatch 12's Brandon Kamerman found out more on the man behind the gym.