• LOCAL NEWS

    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.

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  • REGIONAL NEWS

    U.S. Forest Service Hiring

    U.S. Forest Service Hiring

    December 18, 2014

    Starting January, the U.S. Forest Service will hire 600 people in Oregon and Washington for temporary positions, including Southern Oregon. The jobs are for various specialties ranging from fire and trial management to recreation and botany.

    California in Dire Need of Rain

    California in Dire Need of Rain

    December 18, 2014

    According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That's enough water to fill 17-million Olympic swimming pools. Officials say the situation is so dire, the flooding that struck the state earlier this year barely made a dent in the

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  • NATIONAL NEWS

    Release of “The Interview” Cancelled

    Release of "The Interview" Cancelled

    December 18, 2014

    U.S. investigators have determined hackers working for North Korea are behind the cyber-attack. This comes after a decision yesterday from Sony to pull the Christmas Day release of the controversial movie, "The Interview".

    US – Cuban Relationship Change

    US - Cuban Relationship Change

    December 17, 2014

    President Obama has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately begin talks with Cuba about restarting diplomatic relations, which were severed in January 1961.


  • SPORTS

    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.

    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.

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  • FEATURES

    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

    Out & About: Last Weekend Before X-Mas

    Out & About: Last Weekend Before X-Mas

    December 18, 2014

    It's the last weekend before Christmas, and there are plenty of events to enjoy with the whole family. One that's celebrating the traditional holiday sweaters of the season. This will be the second year for Medford's Ugly Sweater 5K.

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