Car Crashes Into Home, Driver Arrested

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A man is in jail this morning after crashing a car into a home in Central Point. The crash happened around 2:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of Comet Avenue. Central Point Police arrested 21-year-old Matthew Cooper for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief. When police arrived … Continue reading »

House Fire in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Firefighters were called overnight to a house fire in Central Point, but arrived to find the fire almost completely put out. The fire started just before midnight at a home on the 2000 block of Lotus Lane. The homeowners were asleep inside when the smoke and flames started. Firefighters from Fire … Continue reading »

House Fire in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Fire investigators are called back out to the scene hours after putting out a house fire in a Central Point home. Firefighters from District 3 got a second call at about 5:30 on Saturday morning to the same home with a roof fire first reported Friday night. The first report of … Continue reading »

Heat Not Impacting Crops Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Morris Arthur has been growing blueberries at his Alta Vista Orchard for twenty years. He’s seen cold snaps and heat waves, and said warm temperatures aren’t much of a concern this time of year. “As long as you have plenty of water for irrigation, it doesn’t really effect early on,” said Arthur. … Continue reading »

Structure Fire Causes Minor Injuries

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A 78-year-old man was injured in a structure fire on Sunday. Five fire engines and Central Point Police responded to reports of a structure fire on the residence on the 600 block of North Third Street early Sunday evening. Fire officials say the first unit on scene did see smoke and … Continue reading »

Central Point to Vote on Dispensaries

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — In just days, medical marijuana dispensaries will become legal in Oregon and local cities are up against the clock, trying to figure out how they’ll deal with them. The Central Point City Council is expected to take up the issue Thursday night. We’re told they’ll be deciding whether it will allow … Continue reading »

Central Point to Vote on Dispensaries

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Beginning on March first, legalized medical marijuana dispensaries will open their doors throughout Oregon after House Bill 3460 was signed into law last year. ┬áLast week, the Central Point city council passed a resolution acknowledging the upcoming change and added some extra restrictions. The resolution will go to a second reading … Continue reading »

Robbery Reported at Holiday Inn Express

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point Police are investigated a reported armed robbery that occurred early Thursday morning at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 285 Peninger Road in Central Point. A hotel employee told police that a young male entered the lobby, displayed what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money. He then … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Detectives are investigating a fatal car crash in Central Point. Central Point Police Department says the crash happened around 9:10 p.m. Saturday night on 4500 N. Pacific Highway. Police say the crash involved a single vehicle and a pedestrian. Police and EMS workers attempted to save the pedestrian’s life; however, he … Continue reading »

Central Point Schools Above Average

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Central Point School District ranks in the top third of the state, according to the new Oregon report card. 70% of their schools ranked above average on statewide assessments and graduations rates, along with SAT scores and student performance and growth. The new report card compares “like” schools across the … Continue reading »

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