• LOCAL NEWS

    Level 1 Evacuation for Copco Rd.

    Level 1 Evacuation for Copco Rd.

    July 31, 2014

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is reporting a LEVEL ONE EVACUATION for all residents on Copco Road near Ashland. The Oregon Gulch Fire is burning 450 acres and growing rapidly in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. It was started by lightning.

    Crews Battling Fires Near Wagner Butte

    Crews Battling Fires Near Wagner Butte

    July 31, 2014

    Crews continued to battle several small fires in the hills between Talent and Ashland that were sparked by lightning Wednesday. There are several fires burning in the Wagner Butte area. The largest is being called "Wagner 1," and has burned about eight acres.

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  • REGIONAL NEWS

    Guard Fighting Fires from the Air

    Guard Fighting Fires from the Air

    July 31, 2014

    The Oregon National Guard is helping fight fires in our region from the air. The Department of Forestry called in helicopters as part of Operation Plan Smokey. This request is the second this season for two heavy helicopters and one light helicopter.

    Searchers Find Missing 18-year Old

    Searchers Find Missing 18-year Old

    July 31, 2014

    ] Kevin Mulert was found alive Thursday morning at about 10:30 a.m. by searchers on horseback, the Lake County Sheriff's Office is reporting. He was found about 1.5 miles southeast of his camp. Searchers provided initial medical care and water as it appeared he was dehydrated.

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  • NATIONAL NEWS

    People Borrowing Less To Pay for College

    People Borrowing Less To Pay for College

    July 31, 2014

    A growing number of Americans are paying for college out of their own pockets. That's according to Sallie Mae, which specializes in educational financing. In the last school year

    Ukraine: Mines laid near MH17 site

    Ukraine: Mines laid near MH17 site

    July 30, 2014

    International investigators' quest to carry out their duties at the crash site of the downed Malaysian airliner hit another roadblock Wednesday, as Ukrainian officials warned of possible land mines near the site. Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council claims that "terrorists" -- the term


  • SPORTS

    AAA Legion State Tournament, Day 1

    AAA Legion State Tournament, Day 1

    July 31, 2014

    The Medford Mustangs jumped out to an early lead en route to a 7-4 win over the Post 20 Dirtbags in the opening round of the AAA Legion State Tournament. Meanwhile, the Corvallis Gerding Builders buried Grants Pass with a 8-2 romp.

    Three Mustangs Reflect on Journey

    Three Mustangs Reflect on Journey

    July 29, 2014

    In 2012, NewsWatch 12 featured three young Medford Mustangs pitchers: North Medford's Colton Westfall, Ashland's Steen Fredrickson and Cascade Christian's Isaiah Luzny. Two years later, the three young hurlers reflect on their growth and maturity.

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