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 »

Local Police Call for Officer Body Cams

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – In the wake of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, police departments across the country – including Oregon – are considering the use of body cameras for officers. Several local police agencies – like Grants Pass, Talent and Central Point – already equip all officers … Continue reading »

High Speed Getaway Ends in Home Invasion

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Two local residents are facing charges after trying to outrun Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies. On Friday November 28, a deputy passed a car on Vilas Road and turned around to make a traffic stop. According to police, the driver of that car noticed the deputy turn around, and accelerated to speeds … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Maintains Innocence

MEDFORD, Ore. – The man accused of the shooting murder of his wife, and the attempted murder of three others including a child, says he’s not guilty. Wade Phillips was arraigned Wednesday in a Jackson County court. Phillips, appearing via webcam, pleaded not guilty to charges of Murder and three counts of Attempted Murder. The charges stem from a November 11th incident that occurred … Continue reading »

Wade Phillips Indicted on Murder Charges

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The man suspected of shooting and killing his wife in front of witnesses on Tuesday appeared in court and has been indicted. The charges Wade Eugene Phillips will face are Murder and three counts of Attempted Murder. On November 11, 2014 that occurred on Truax Rd, in Central Point. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading »

Drug Raid Leads to $100,000 of Meth

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Two men are facing charges after a two month long, drug trafficking  investigation leads to $100,000 of methamphetamine. On Monday November 10, the Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement team, assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at a travel trailer in the 12000 block of Blackwell … Continue reading »

Wade Phillips Charged With Wife’s Murder

NEAR CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — At approximately 3:05 p.m. today, homicide suspect Wade Eugene Phillips was taken into custody without incident. He has been charged with murder and lodged at the Jackson County Jail. The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Cynthia Michelle Phillips. Mrs. Phillips was the suspect’s wife. At approximately 8:50 a.m. today … Continue reading »

Local Events Honor Veterans in Many Ways

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore., — A Veterans Day parade celebrated and honored the veterans from Southern Oregon. The parade in Medford has been going on for nearly a decade. Central Point’s Fallen Heros War Memorial was home to the community’s annual ceremony. The VA Domiciliary in White City and the Rogue Valley Manor each held a … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Captured

NEAR CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –  After a day-long search, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirms a murder suspect has been taken into custody without further incident. At about 9:00 A.M. Tuesday morning, police responded to reports of shots fired on the 6000 block of Truax Rd. According to Sheriff’s deputies, they found the body of a woman, and … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Alleged Trespass Assault

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Police have arrested a man accused of following and hitting an alleged trespasser with his vehicle. On September 15, Police responded to a trespassing report on First St. Investigators said the resident jumped in his truck and followed the accused trespasser when they tried to run away. Police said the driver … Continue reading »

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