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 »

Wood Stove Starts Fire In Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crews from Jackson County Fire district 3 respond to a fire at a Central Point area home Saturday morning. Fire crews believe it started in a wood stove. “The best advice for wood stoves is to make sure they are installed properly. Combustibles too near the flue, it’s just a matter … Continue reading »

Accidental Shooting Investigation

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A Central Point man is receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the left hip. Police say the gun was fired accidentally at a business on Table Rock Road just north of Biddle Road. The shooter, 24-year-old James Record was apparently showing his friend his new 40-caliber handgun when it discharged and … Continue reading »

Weather Not Affecting Vineyard Harvest

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Foggy skies and ripe grapes greeted volunteers harvesting Sunday morning at the Caprice Vineyards in Central Point. Sheryl Dodd-Hansen drove up from Sacramento for the second year in a row to help her cousin harvest. “The harvest was a little later last year, it was the first weekend of November and … Continue reading »

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