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 »

Man in Custody for Truck vs. Train

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.- At approximately 10:00am, Central Point Police Officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle and a train at the railroad crossing at Hwy. 99 and West Pine Street in Central Point. Prior to officers arrival witnesses reported that the driver had exited the vehicle and left on … Continue reading »

Holiday Purchase Promotes Year Round Fun

  CENTRAL POINT, Ore., — This is the third year for Central Point’s Christmas Lights Parade and Celebration. Nearly two dozen floats decked out in thousands of twinkling lights followed a route through downtown ending up outside the Library and City Hall. A Christmas wonderland welcomed guests, complete with free hot cocoa, pictures with Santa, … Continue reading »

Small Parade Gets Big Community Support

CENTRAL POINT, Ore., — While Santa has his sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, the Central Point Lights Parade had an Erickson air-crane. The air-crane was decked out in 12,000 Christmas bulbs and a blow up Santa in the pilot’s seat. Erickson Inc.’s float was just one of nearly two dozen in Friday night’s parade. The … Continue reading »

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