• OSF Plans Renovation for 2015 Season

    OSF Plans Renovation for 2015 Season

    October 31, 2014

    This is the last weekend of performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The theatre goes dark over the next four months as it prepares for the 2015 season.OSF is planning on renovating the bricks, which is currently a multi-functional space. It is a loading dock...

    Jackson Co. Sheriffs Hire New K9 Officer

    Jackson Co. Sheriffs Hire New K9 Officer

    October 31, 2014

    he Jackson County Sheriff's Office is getting a $10,000 donation meant to pay for a new police dog. For 11 years, Darco has worked in Southern Oregon as a K9, but Darco is ready to retire. So the members of the Southern Oregon kennel club have raised money to buy a new police dog.

    Police Increasing Patrols for Tonight

    Police Increasing Patrols for Tonight

    October 31, 2014

    As Halloween party-goers are getting ready for tonight, so is local law enforcement. Medford and Ashland police departments both say they will have extra patrols out tonight looking for drinking and driving, and other criminal activity. Jackson County Sheriff's Department and Medford Police will bot

    Oregon Patient Monitored for Ebola

    Oregon Patient Monitored for Ebola

    October 31, 2014

    A woman being monitored for the Ebola virus in Oregon has been transferred to a hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after developing a fever.

    Homelessness Report Shows Mixed News

    Homelessness Report Shows Mixed News

    October 31, 2014

    New studies from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development show Oregon's homeless population is dwindling, down 12% in the last year. But housing and support agencies here say those numbers by themselves don't tell the whole story.

    Missing Girl Found

    Missing Girl Found

    October 31, 2014

    Police are looking for a missing 19 yea-old female with Downs Syndrome. She was last seen in the 38500 block of Redwood Hwy. near O'Brien at 9:30 a.m. this morning. Josephine County Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue are en route. If you have any information on this missing child call 911 to sp

    Studded Tires Allowed in Oregon Tomorrow

    Studded Tires Allowed in Oregon Tomorrow

    October 31, 2014

    People are already feeling winter temperatures in some regions. Tomorrow, drivers will be allowed to drive with studded tires in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Transportation says studs are allowed from Nov. 1st through March 31st. Some transportation officials say it's best to use...

    Salvation Army Looking for Bell Ringers

    Salvation Army Looking for Bell Ringers

    October 31, 2014

    The Salvation Army continues to conduct interviews for Christmas bell ringer positions through Thursday, Nov. 6. Interviews will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 through 6th at the Salvation Army’s Church Office located at 304 Beatty St. in Medford. No appointments are necessary.

    Suspect Dead in Vancouver Shooting

    Suspect Dead in Vancouver Shooting

    October 31, 2014

    Two Vancouver schools and a church are on lock down right now, after reports of a shooting in the area. The Clark County Sheriff says deputies are looking for John Kendall, the man they believe to be armed and dangerous. Kendall was last seen driving a 2002 silver Buick with the license plate number

    Fugitive of 20 Years Found in Lane Co.

    Fugitive of 20 Years Found in Lane Co.

    October 31, 2014

    On October 27, 2014, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received information that a fugitive from the state of New York was possibly residing in Lane County. The subject, 72 year old John Franklin Forbis, had a warrant out for his arrest after being caught with over 800 pounds of drugs.

    Homeless Voters May Encounter Problems

    Homeless Voters May Encounter Problems

    October 31, 2014

    Now most Oregon voters received their ballots in the mail last week, except those without addresses to send them too. Homeless people in Oregon, who try to use the address of their shelter as a physical address, may get rejected by the voter system. According to election offices, they are required t

    Free Cat Adoption in Jackson County

    Free Cat Adoption in Jackson County

    October 31, 2014

    This coming weekend, November 1st and 2nd, adult cats at three area animal shelters will be free. Jackson County animal shelters have run out of room for cats, and therefore adoption fees will be waived for all cats one year or older during this special adoption weekend event.

    Richardson Accuses Kitzhaber of “Hiding”

    Richardson Accuses Kitzhaber of "Hiding"

    October 31, 2014

    The Republican Candidate for governor this year, Dennis Richardson, is accusing the current Oregon Governor of hiding. Richardson says the Governor is hiding himself from the press and the public. Richardson called a news conference yesterday to demand that Governor Kitzhaber release public records

    Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence

    Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence

    October 31, 2014

    The Oregon Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of a Eugene woman who tortured and killed her own daughter. Angela Mcanulty pleaded guilty to the murder of her 15-year old daughter on the day her trial was meant to start in 2011. She's now the only woman on Oregon’s death row.

    DWTRVS: Jani Rollins

    DWTRVS: Jani Rollins

    October 30, 2014

    Sparrow Clubs will soon get thousands to benefit local kids with our upcoming Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. Every night we have been getting a sneak peak at the dances and the local contestants up for the "Shining Star Award". Tonight we meet Jani Rollins who says its fun to participate becau

    High Demand for OSF Plays

    High Demand for OSF Plays

    October 30, 2014

    “All the world's a stage” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The plays produced on OSF’s stages are captivating audiences across the country, and while the demand is increasing - it really comes as no surprise to the cast and crews who call OSF home.

    Hunting Accident Leads to Death

    Hunting Accident Leads to Death

    October 30, 2014

    Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies and other emergency personnel responded to a reported fatal hunting accident in the 4000 block of Clarks Branch Road, about 10 miles north of Myrtle Creek. Officials responded at 10:53 a.m. A 20 year old female was shot by her father while the two were hunting.

    Remains Found in Curry County Identified

    Remains Found in Curry County Identified

    October 30, 2014

    Skeletal remains found in Curry County have now been identified. The Curry County Sheriff's Office says the remains of 26 year-old Keith Callaway were found on Sunday. Callaway had an address in Brookings, his family has been notified. Back in May, Brookings Police say Callaway’s landlord had call

    After-Fire Meetings for N. Cal Residents

    After-Fire Meetings for N. Cal Residents

    October 30, 2014

    The Klamath National Forest has scheduled eight community meetings for community discussion regarding the Little Deer, Logs, Whites, and Beaver Fires as well as Happy Camp Complex. The goal of these meetings is to reflect upon experiences from the 2014 fires and share lessons learned;

    Oregon Leads Nation in Zombie Homes

    Oregon Leads Nation in Zombie Homes

    October 30, 2014

    In a report released by RealtyTrac today, the state of Oregon has the highest percentage of vacant foreclosed homes in the nation, also known as “zombie homes.” The study found that more than 117,000 homes had been vacated by the homeowners prior to a completed foreclosure.

    Today is the Last Day to Mail Ballots

    Today is the Last Day to Mail Ballots

    October 30, 2014

    The last day for mailing ballots is today. The Jackson County elections office recommends to mail ballots no later than the Thursday before the next Tuesday elections. Over 50 election workers are processing incoming ballots.

    Ashland Businesses Prepare for Halloween

    Ashland Businesses Prepare for Halloween

    October 30, 2014

    Ashland plaza has been a hot spot for Halloween entertainment for many years. Right now the plaza is pretty quiet, but tomorrow, it is expected to be filled with thousands of ghosts, zombies and whatever else people dress up as this year.

    “Iron Mike” to be Removed

    "Iron Mike" to be Removed

    October 30, 2014

    A statue vandalized earlier this month is being removed from its post in the Ashland plaza. The statue known as "Iron Mike" will be taken down tomorrow so experts can discuss options for repairing it. "Iron mike" is part of the carter memorial fountain in the Ashland Plaza.

    Whales in Oregon Tour

    Whales in Oregon Tour

    October 30, 2014

    The Oregon Coast Aquarium Outreach Program gave Medford students a lesson, under the sea. On October 21st, first and second graders at Hoover Elementary participated in singing, dancing, and a whale presentation. Interactive tables were also set up with artifacts about marine life. Aquarium voluntee

    Human Bean Donates More Than $142K

    Human Bean Donates More Than $142K

    October 30, 2014

    The human bean is making a huge donation to breast cancer research and prevention, with some help from coffee lovers. The 9th annual "Coffee for a Cure" event raised more than $142,000 dollars last Friday.

    Medford Council to Vote on Marijuana Tax

    Medford Council to Vote on Marijuana Tax

    October 30, 2014

    In just a few hours the Medford City Council could make a major decision regarding the taxing of marijuana. Councilors are expected to hold a second reading of a proposed marijuana tax at their meeting this afternoon.

    Josephine County Increases Rural Patrol

    Josephine County Increases Rural Patrol

    October 30, 2014

    At the request of Sheriff Gil Gilbertson, the Josephine County Board of County Commissioners had agreed in June during the 2014/2015 budget season to allocate and additional $655,000 to the Sheriff's Office in order to increase Rural Patrol Coverage for the residents of Josephine County.

    Man Arrested After Bad Marijuana Deal

    Man Arrested After Bad Marijuana Deal

    October 30, 2014

    Medford Police responded to a call from man who said he was involved in an illegal marijuana deal where the suspect he was selling to pulled a gun and stole the marijuana. The victim was able to provide a description of the three suspects and their vehicle, which was a silver Scion Cube.

    Officers Justified in GP Fatal Shooting

    Officers Justified in GP Fatal Shooting

    October 30, 2014

    The Grants Pass Police officers who were involved in a shooting in September were found justified in their actions. The shooting occurred September 21st and resulted in the death of Daniel Diaz of Northwest Blossom Drive in Grants Pass.

    Local Brewery Supports Sparrow Clubs

    Local Brewery Supports Sparrow Clubs

    October 30, 2014

    A Southern Oregon brewery is trading brews for bucks today in an effort to help local kids. Tonight, Walkabout Brewery will hold an event to raise money for Sparrow Clubs of Southern Oregon. A portion of beer and wine purchases will be given to the program. Community members can enjoy live music, da

    Group Pushes for Lottery Funding Measure

    Group Pushes for Lottery Funding Measure

    October 30, 2014

    Oregon voters may soon get to decide if millions of dollars of lottery funds should be state controlled. “Securing Our Safety” is a group of citizens dedicated to restoring public safety in Josephine County. Members are proposing a measure to allow 50-percent of state-controlled lottery dollars

    Jeff Merkley Visits SOU on Campaign Tour

    Jeff Merkley Visits SOU on Campaign Tour

    October 30, 2014

    Senator Jeff Merkley visited Ashland yesterday, hitting 50 towns in seven days as part of his "Jobs and Opportunity Tour" leading up to the election. He stopped at Southern Oregon University to meet with students and faculty members for a roundtable discussion.

    Yr-Old Double-Fatal Case Still Unsolved

    Yr-Old Double-Fatal Case Still Unsolved

    October 30, 2014

    One year later, the search for the suspect and vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run continues. Oregon State Police is asking for the public's help to solve the incident that killed two men on October 30th, 2013, near Cave Junction.

    Online Map Shows Local Sex Offenders

    Online Map Shows Local Sex Offenders

    October 30, 2014

    Medford Police are offering some tips to parents to keep their children safe this Halloween, including finding out who lives in their neighborhood. Medford Police said they have about 700 registered sex offenders in Medford and about 50 of them are "Predatory" sex offenders.

    WEB EXTRA: Before & After KDRV’s New Set

    WEB EXTRA: Before & After KDRV's New Set

    October 29, 2014

    Notice something different on NewsWatch 12? Wednesday night we debuted a brand new set. It's the same number one news team, just a better view! Take a look inside the making of NewsWatch 12′s first new set in 17 years and the third in the history of KDRV.

    WEB EXTRA: Take a Tour of KDRV’s New Set

    WEB EXTRA: Take a Tour of KDRV's New Set

    October 29, 2014

    Take a quick virtual tour of NewsWatch 12's new set and see time lapse video of the move in and set up our 7 separate sets. Same number one news team, just a better view!

    WEB EXTRA: The Show Must Go On

    WEB EXTRA: The Show Must Go On

    October 29, 2014

    While NewsWatch 12's new set was being constructed, outfitted, and tested, our staff continued to produce 4 1/2 hours of newscasts everyday. This took a lot of coordination and patience. In this web extra see exactly what each of our departments contributed to our new look.

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    WEB EXTRA: Tools of the Trade

    WEB EXTRA: Tools of the Trade

    October 29, 2014

    To use all the components of NewsWatch 12's new set it takes some special tools of the trade. One of those is a top of the line wireless microphone system. Tiny but effective - the new mics are coated in kevlar - the same material used in combat gear.

    The Making of NewsWatch 12′s New Set

    The Making of NewsWatch 12's New Set

    October 29, 2014

    Same number one news team, just a better view! Take a look inside the making of NewsWatch 12's first new set in 17 years and the third in the history of KDRV.

    Coats For Kids Handed Out At Schools

    Coats For Kids Handed Out At Schools

    October 29, 2014

    This year, thousands of coats were collected at nearly 80 locations across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties. Those coats were then washed, sorted, and bundled. Now they are headed out to local schools.

    Beers to Benefit Sparrow Clubs

    Beers to Benefit Sparrow Clubs

    October 29, 2014

    A local brewery is trading brews for bucks to benefit kids in the valley. Thursday night, Walkabout Brewery will hold an event to raise money for Sparrow Clubs of Southern Oregon. A portion of beer and wine purchases will be given to the program. Community members will be able to enjoy live music, d

    DWTRVS: Daniel Corbett

    DWTRVS: Daniel Corbett

    October 29, 2014

    Dances are being polished and costumes finalized in preparation of Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. Several local community members are dedicating many hours to practice for the show that debuts next Saturday. The annul competition benefits local Sparrow clubs every year, helping sick kids who n

    Lottery Funding Could See Changes Coming

    Lottery Funding Could See Changes Coming

    October 29, 2014

    Voters may soon get to decide if millions of dollars of lottery funds should be state controlled. Securing Our Safety is a group of citizens dedicated to restoring public safety in Josephine County. Members are proposing a measure, to allow 50 percent of state-controlled lottery dollars.

    Josephine Co. Battles Budget Cuts

    Josephine Co. Battles Budget Cuts

    October 29, 2014

    On Wednesday, Josephine County Sheriff, Gil Gilbertson, met with county commissioners to discuss the public safety budget moving forward and how much money could be left over at the end of the fiscal year. Back in June, county commissioners and the sheriff decided to take out $655,000.

    Researchers Identify New Autism Genes

    Researchers Identify New Autism Genes

    October 29, 2014

    A new study published in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study was completed by the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, and is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where

    Arrest Made in Rogue River Burglary Case

    Arrest Made in Rogue River Burglary Case

    October 29, 2014

    A local man is accused of burglarizing a home on W. Evans Creek Rd. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, 32 year-old Jarrod Garwood was arrested after a search warrant was served at his home on E. Evans Creek Rd.

    Indoor Options for Halloween

    Indoor Options for Halloween

    October 29, 2014

    With rainy weather in the forecast for Friday, there are other options in the Rogue Valley for families to celebrate Halloween indoors. Below are cities listing different options for planning out your Halloween evening.

    Intent to Fund Own School Services

    Intent to Fund Own School Services

    October 29, 2014

    The Eagle Point School District Board of Directors are meeting Wednesday night to discuss their intent to withdraw from the Southern Oregon Educational Service District (SOESD). The deadline to submit notice of intent is fast approaching on Nov. 1.

    Restaurant Impossible Coming to Ashland

    Restaurant Impossible Coming to Ashland

    October 29, 2014

    National makeover show Restaurant Impossible is coming to Ashland to work it's TV magic on Mystic Treats. According to the restaurant's owners, the show's host, Robert Irvine, and his crew will be at the location on Ashland St. in the Tolman Creek Shopping Plaza on Tuesday Nov. 4 and Wednesday No