Deputies Shot, Killed Ashland Man

[UPDATE 2:35 PM] Sheriff Mike Winters says two deputies shot and killed 74 year old Earl Harris at his home outside of Ashland yesterday morning. They were there to serve a foreclosure notice. Based on previous attempts to serve similar notices, they had a 4-man swat team at the scene. Harris apparently came out of his … Continue reading »

Suspected Serial Arson Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have confirmed an arrest in an ongoing investigation into a string of vacant home arsons in Medford. Medford police, Medford Fire and Rescue, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Fire and Rescue have investigated approximately 21 fires to vacant homes deemed suspicious or arson, which were primarily located in … Continue reading »

Yreka Murder Suspect in Custody

YREKA, Ca. — A man is lodged in the Siskiyou County Jail after he was charged with the murder of Henry S. Cooper Jr. Elias Samuel Bullington, 26, of Siskiyou County was already in custody on unrelated charges, but on January 28th, the Yreka Police Department added murder charges to his record after their investigation … Continue reading »

Woman in Jail for Murder; Identity Theft

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A 65-year old Rogue River woman is in jail for murder. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Susan Monica is also facing identity theft and theft charges. Deputies were investigating the lesser charges on Friday when they found evidence of further crimes at her home on West Evans Creek Road. The name … Continue reading »

Fatal Collision in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) and local emergency personnel are on the scene right now of a fatal collision involving a train and a vehicle with two passengers on board off Highway 97, south of Klamath Falls. At about 10:54 A.M. today, OSP was dispatched to the reported crash along with emergency … Continue reading »

Bicyclist Killed after Striking Vehicle

MEDFORD, Ore. — Around 1:00 p.m. today, a 66-year-old bicyclist was riding northbound on Riverside Avenue when he struck the rear quarter panel of a vehicle that was making a right turn into a business, in front of the bicyclist. Medford Police and Medical Personnel responded to the scene and the male victim was found … Continue reading »

Kerby Man Arrested for Murder

KERBY, Ore. — On September 16, 2013 at approximately 12:15 p.m. detectives arrested Donald Easley, 64, at his residence in the 23000 block of Redwood Highway in Kerby for murder and unlawful use of a firearm. On September 7, 2013 members of the Josephine County Major Crimes Team, led by Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation … Continue reading »

Big Windy Claims Life of Firefighter

Near Grants Pass, Ore. — Early Tuesday morning 19 year old firefighter, Jesse Trader, was killed while helping battle the Big Windy Complex in Josephine County. Sheriff Gilbertson says the young man was driving a water tanker and was killed when it rolled into a ditch along Bear Camp Road at milepost 10 near Soldier … Continue reading »

Local Lawmaker to Run for Governor

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Representative Dennis Richardson has announced his bid for Governor. The Republican representing Central Point said he will seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination for the May Primary election leading up to the November 2014 election. He started his campaign at 8 a.m. at the Central Point War Memorial in Don Jones Park. … Continue reading »

Sterling Ditch Fire ‘Pretty Much Out’

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Sterling Ditch Fire that burned near Anderson Butte Road is now, “pretty much out”. The Oregon Department of Forestry says a few crews are out on the scene of the fire Thursday, making sure everything is covered. The Oregon Department of Forestry says a few crews are out on the scene … Continue reading »