• Deputies Deploy Holiday Cheer

    Deputies Deploy Holiday Cheer

    December 20, 2014

    Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies are helping families in need this holiday season. They’re trading in their weaponry for bags of toys -- delivering presents and food to more than 100 families scattered throughout the Rogue Valley.

    Super Saturday Sales Soar

    Super Saturday Sales Soar

    December 20, 2014

    With Christmas just a few days away, shoppers are surging into retail centers for last minute gifts. Today is Super Saturday, and this year retail experts expect sales today to surpass those on Black Friday. At the rogue valley mall many shoppers were on the hunt for big bargains.

    A Wet Start to the Weekend on the Way

    A Wet Start to the Weekend on the Way

    December 19, 2014

    We saw a few leftover showers to close out the week, all behind a cold front that moved through earlier in the day Friday. However, a different air mass will be moving in for Saturday, bringing instead warm air to the region.

    Opening Day At Mt. Ashland

    Opening Day At Mt. Ashland

    December 19, 2014

    Skiers and snowboarders were able to load the ski lifts for the first time in 20 months. The last time was in April of 2013. "We are open," said Mt. Ashland General Manager Hiram Towle.

    The Salvation Army Still Accepting Toys

    The Salvation Army Still Accepting Toys

    December 19, 2014

    Hundreds of families are getting donations from The Salvation Army Friday from this year's Toy and Food Drive. NewsWatch 12 has teamed with The Salvation Army to help the organization bring in 35 percent more toys and food this year.

    New Detox Center in the Works

    New Detox Center in the Works

    December 19, 2014

    The Addictions Recovery Center is preparing Southern Oregon's first ever medically-monitored detox center. They say the center would allow access to medication and treatment that could ease the process of detoxification and even save lives.

    SOU Raiders Win NAIA Championship

    SOU Raiders Win NAIA Championship

    December 19, 2014

    The SOU Raiders are the 2014 NAIA National Champions in football after a convincing 55-31 win over Marian University. NAIA Player of the Year Austin Dodge threw for 429 yards and three touchdowns and the SOU defense forced seven turnovers.

    Pet of the Week: Willie

    Pet of the Week: Willie

    December 19, 2014

    Meet Willie! He is a black and tan cavalier spaniel/dachshund mix. Willie is five years old and is sometimes afraid of men. He starts off sensitive, but will warm up to you after some time. Willie is in need of a family with primarily girls, and no children, who will take the time to get to know him

    Strong System On Tap for the Weekend

    Strong System On Tap for the Weekend

    December 19, 2014

    An active weather pattern sits over the region after the high pressure ridge that set in the last few days. An upper level low spinning in the Gulf of Alaska is sending a cold front boundary into our region and the initial line of showers and thunderstorms happened overnight into this morning.

    Dodge Named NAIA Player of the Year

    Dodge Named NAIA Player of the Year

    December 18, 2014

    The SOU football team will play the Marian Knights on Friday for the NAIA National Championship. Before the big game was the NAIA Awards Banquet and as Brandon Kamerman reports, it was a night long overdue for the Raiders' Austin Dodge.

    SOU Raiders Championship Special

    SOU Raiders Championship Special

    December 18, 2014

    Our half-hour special previewing Friday's NAIA National Championship game between the SOU Raiders and the Marian Knights. We take a look at how the Raiders program has transformed in to a title contender under Craig Howard.

    RCC Gets Donation From Asante

    RCC Gets Donation From Asante

    December 18, 2014

    Two years ago, Rogue Community College got a matching grant from the state. So any money donated or pledged to the medical professions programs will be matched up to the 8 million dollar mark.

    Ask the Met: El Nino

    Ask the Met: El Nino

    December 18, 2014

    El Nino impacts the weather not just here in the United States but across the entire globe. The El Nino Southern Oscillation is an oceanic phenomena that refers to a warm pool of water typically located just north and east of Australia.

    Two Storms Bring Rain/Snow

    Two Storms Bring Rain/Snow

    December 18, 2014

    A relatively quiet day is ahead but this will change over the next few days. There are two storms systems impacting the region tonight through the weekend. The first front will move through tonight, bringing widespread precipitation through early Friday.

    Vigil to Bring Hannah Home

    Vigil to Bring Hannah Home

    December 17, 2014

    More than two weeks after Hannah Thomas-Garner's disappearance family and friends gathered in the Ashland Plaza for a vigil. Candles were provided and people were given the opportunity to say a few words about Hannah.

    Raiders Ride at Daytona Speedway

    Raiders Ride at Daytona Speedway

    December 17, 2014

    SOU has the #1 offense in the NAIA. The SOU coaches set a goal to score in six plays or less every time they have the ball, but Wednesday the Raiders got a lesson in going fast. NewsWatch 12's Brandon Kamerman hasmore on the Raiders' Drive to a Championship.

    Ask the Meteorologist: Flooding

    Ask the Meteorologist: Flooding

    December 17, 2014

    Floods are, of course, caused by too much rainfall in either a short amount of time, or too much rain without a place for it to drain. Sometimes it's a combination of the two. In this instance, we are going to talk about...

    Another Round of Rain Thursday PM

    Another Round of Rain Thursday PM

    December 17, 2014

    A weak area of low pressure has been approaching the coast Wednesday, bringing about a quarter of an inch of rain to places like Brookings and Crescent City. Northern California also saw a bit of measurable rain, but elsewhere, there wasn't much in the bucket.

    A Heart for Fostering: The Process

    A Heart for Fostering: The Process

    December 17, 2014

    DHS says the process of becoming a foster parent is extensive for a good reason, but it's not necessarily hard. It begins with a conversation with in the home because fostering a child impacts everyone in a family.

    Mt. Ashland Sets 2014 Ski Season Open

    Mt. Ashland Sets 2014 Ski Season Open

    December 17, 2014

    Mt. Ashland will open for ski season on Friday December 19th for the first time in 20 months. The ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chair lift starting on Saturday at 9:00 AM.