Motorcycle Crash in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Newswatch 12 has received reports of a motorcycle crashing into a vehicle in Central Point, on the corner of Hopkins Road and Bursell Road. Police and ambulance crews were dispatched. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Children Hard at Work at Heritage Fair

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Local students learned about pioneer cooking, crafts, and daily chores Thursday. It was the first day of the Children’s Heritage Fair at Hanley Farms in Central Point. More than 20 classes from schools in Jackson County did hands on work washing clothes, rolling bread dough, peeling apples, and making butter. The … Continue reading »

Teen Shooting Highlights Gun Safety

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Deputies say a teenager boy is taken safely into custody Monday afternoon after he fired shots toward homes and threatened to shoot anyone who responded. Several Jackson County Sheriff deputies responded to the 4000 block of Tioga Way around 2 p.m. Deputies called for an armored vehicle but then called it off. They said the … Continue reading »

Child Sent to Hospital After Car Crash

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A young child was sent to the hospital and a driver put in handcuffs after a car crash in Central Point. Police are now investigating whether that driver was under the influence. The crash happened around nine last night, near the Pilot station on Pine Street right before the interstate. A … Continue reading »

Driver Crashes into Pole Causing Fires

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A driver crashes into a power pole causing several fires from the downed electrical lines. The driver spoke to NewsWatch12 exclusively and says he was driving on Corey Road when the driver in front of him tapped her brakes. He thought she was turning and he decided to pass her by … Continue reading »

Company Expands Production Line

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Production at Pacific Wall Systems in Central Point is moving along faster than ever in the company’s five year history. The company makes trusses, or the frames used to help build homes, and a new truss production line was put in place in the last month allowing for twice the production. … Continue reading »

Armed Robbery Suspects Caught

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Police in Central Point arrested two men Wednesday afternoon for an armed robbery at a convenience store last Thursday. Police say 19-year old Kyle Mellon and 18-year old Dylan Sites, both from White City, held up the 7-11 store on Front Street in Central Point. Both men were lodged in the … Continue reading »

Thousands Show up for OR Cheese Fest

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Oregon Cheese Fest attracted 4,000 people from all across the state today for the annual event in Central Point. About 90 vendors offered cheese, beer, and wine. Vendors say today’s turnout is evidence of the growing artisan culture of Southern Oregon, which has seen an explosion of local food producers … Continue reading »

Oregon Cheese Festival Begins Tomorrow

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point is preparing for the Oregon Cheese Festival this weekend. Roughly 90 artisan vendors and three to four thousand attendees are expected for the event, which raises money for the Oregon Cheese Guild. There will be wine and beer pairings, craft items, and of course, plenty of cheese. The events … Continue reading »

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