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 »

Heroin, Gun Found in Car with Child

NEAR CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police have arrested two people after a trooper found a gun and heroin inside their car, along with a 4-year-old passenger. On Tuesday night, an OSP trooper pulled over a 2014 Mazda MZ6 on Interstate 5 near milepost 32 for speeding. The vehicle occupants were identified as driver … Continue reading »

Memorial Makeover in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — More than two years ago, several gravestones at the Central Point Cemetery were vandalized. On Friday, while the gravestones still sit un-repaired, volunteers came out to help clear out brush that had overgrown the site. Volunteers said there are several veterans buried at the Central Point cemetery. More than a dozen … Continue reading »

Residents Evacuate Safely from Fire

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Southern Oregon firefighters battled a structure fire Monday morning in Central Point. Around 9 a.m. Fire District 3 and Medford Fire responded to the fire on the 500 block of village drive in central point. Crews arrived and found the second story of the home fully engulfed in flames. They were … Continue reading »

Sex Offender Cited for Illegal Pot Grow

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a sex offender had not only moved to a new address without registering, but was growing marijuana at the residence. After receiving an anonymous tip, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigators determined that 28-year-old Michael Ray Hernandez was currently living in the 500 block of Mountain … Continue reading »

Central Point Police Search For Suspect

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Police are searching for a man who they say entered a 7-11 in Central Point just after midnight and brandished a weapon, demanding money from the store clerk. Police say the suspect was handed an unknown amount of money, and then left the store in an unknown direction. The suspect is … Continue reading »

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