Fire Crews Join to Protect Seniors

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —    Central Point and Medford fire districts joined forces today to practice tactics for protecting senior citizens. Fire crews need special 100-foot ladders to get into multi-story buildings. That includes many senior living communities here in the Rogue Valley. Today, Central Point shared their knowledge of the Twin Creeks Senior Living Community. … Continue reading »

Agreement Underway for Land at Expo

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– Jackson County Commissioners and Central Point City leaders are coming together to ensure decisions made on land where the Jackson County Expo sits are always made together. An agreement to work together was decided in 1985, but now an ordinance is in the works to make sure this happens no matter which … Continue reading »

Attempted Deputy Elude

CENTRAL POINT, Ore — Two people are in the Jackson County Jail after attempting to elude deputies. The sheriff’s department said it happened around 4 this morning along Crater Lake Avenue, near the Army Navy Store. The driver — 32-year-old Joe Robinson– failed to dim his headlights after requested to do so by deputies. That … Continue reading »

Man Critically Burned in Home Fire

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crews are investigating a house fire that sent a man to the hospital with critical burns. The fire started about 8:30 Monday morning in an RV on Hopkins Rd. Firefighters were dispatched to two separate reports which both turned out to be the same fire; crews said a massive column of smoke helped them … Continue reading »

Fire at Knife River Asphalt Plant

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Nearly two dozen members of Jackson County Fire District 3 are responding to a possible explosion and fire at the Knife River Asphalt plant in Central Point. Traffic had been diverted from Gold Hill, and Mercy Flights was called because of reports of an injury. Witnesses say the explosion shook their homes. According to Fire District … Continue reading »

Power Lines Pulled Down on Table Rock Rd

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Power lines were pulled down onto Table Rock Road Tuesday afternoon, causing some delays for drivers. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said a semi truck was turning onto the road when the top of the trailer got caught up in the power lines. Power was temporarily shut off in the area, … Continue reading »

Three Arrested After MADGE Drug Search

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team (MADGE) is wrapping up a two month long drug investigation that has led to the arrest of three local residents. On Wednesday morning, MADGE teamed up with Central Point Police to execute a search warrant in the 900 block of Cherry St. According to … Continue reading »

Central Point Passes New Dog Ordinance

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point Police say, right now, there are about two dog biting incidents reported a month, on average. On Thursday night, the Central Point City Council will decide whether the city will hold dog owners accountable for the actions of their pets. The ordinance was drafted by Police Chief Chris Allison and … Continue reading »

New Program Teaches Dual Languages

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The number of Spanish speakers in the United States has grown rapidly in recent decades and local schools are working to prepare students to speak it in the real world. It looks like an ordinary kindergarten classroom, but if you listen closely, students are being taught entirely in Spanish. It’s all part … Continue reading »

Dozens Participate in First Day Hike

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Hundreds of people all over the state participated in First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day. First Day Hike is a nationwide campaign sponsored by America’s State Parks. In Central Point, Park Rangers at Touvelle Park led dozens on an hour hike. The tour was free to anyone who came, and park … Continue reading »

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