Truck Hits Man After Accused Trespassing

[UPDATE 10:43A.M.] Central Point Police said they got a trespassing report about 6:30a.m., Monday morning. They said the person living at a home on First St. jumped in his truck and followed the accused trespasser when they tried to run away. Police said the driver of the truck hit the man on foot, causing critical injuries. … Continue reading »

Black Bear Sighted in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Early Wednesday morning, numerous calls flooded into the Central Point Police Department regarding sightings of a black bear. Most of the residents saw the bear near Taylor and Haskell Street.  One resident said she was surprised when she looked up from her computer and saw the bear darting across her driveway.  … Continue reading »

Road Rage Turns Violent, Man Arrested

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– A Central Point man is facing charges after a road rage incident got out of hand. Jackson County Sheriff Deputies said they responded to several 911 calls over gun shots on Truax Road, Monday night. Deputies said witness told them Forrest Miller, and his girlfriend, Ashley Taylor were driving closely behind William … Continue reading »

Central Point Approves Marijuana Tax

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Central Point City Council passed a second reading of an ordinance on Thursday night that will tax medical and recreational marijuana. Even though the mayor and city councilors have made it very clear that they don’t want any form of marijuana anywhere in Central Point. In a unanimous vote, Central … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Jabari Parker at Crater High

NBA rookie Jabari Parker talks about attending Southern Oregon Hoops Camp at Crater High School in Central Point.

Miniature Horse Show In Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Expo is holding a special event that began on Saturday all about mini horses. The North by Northwest Miniature Horse Show kicked off this morning with mini horses and trainers from all over the Pacific Northwest. 81 miniature horses, which must be under 34 inches tall, are participating … Continue reading »

Inaugural Higs Gym Ninja Challenge

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – It’s no easy task, but on Saturday a number of local athletes, or “ninjas”,  reached the end of the Higs Gym obstacle course.  It’s the inaugural Higs Gym Ninja Challenge. 80 competitors trekked through the course  climbing monkey bars, zip lining over pools of water and running up a 14-foot warped wall. It was … Continue reading »

Central Point Looks At Marijuana Tax

  CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A state committee is trying to decide how much pot someone could buy if voters approve recreational marijuana. The November ballot measure would also allow the state to tax any marijuana. However, the bill also puts an end to any new city taxes on medical or recreational marijuana, but if cities … Continue reading »

Jackson County Fair Numbers Up From ’13

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –The Jackson County Fair is over the Expo is nearly empty. Organizers said numbers in key categories significantly increased over last year. Paid attendance is up 20% compared to 2013. Food and beverage sales increased between 25% and 30% compared to 2013, while the fair’s carnival did record business on Saturday. This … Continue reading »

Alysa Bobbit’s Grandma Speaks Out

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Alysa Bobbit’s family found out about “Operation Rap It Up” on Wednesday. Alysa Bobbit was killed in a bizarre accident last year, which sparked the Rap It Up investigation. Alysa’s grandmother, Tressa Turner, was shocked to find out about the new investigation, but was glad to hear that Alysa’s death led to … Continue reading »

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