Garage Fire Briefly Spreads to Wildland

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Firefighters responded to a garage fire late Friday night, which also burned one-tenth of an acre. Grants Pass Fire Rescue and police units responded to a garage on fire just before 10 o’clock on North East 12th Street. A detached garage was fully involved in the fire and a vehicle was … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested After Car Chase

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — More than 1,100 homes in Grants Pass were without power Saturday night after a car crash. Pacific Power restored power for residents in the area of Northwest Highland and Carol Drive after nearly five hours. The car crash stemmed from a domestic disturbance, which started in the area of Gilbert Creek … Continue reading »

Pepper Spray Used in Vehicle Theft

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are searching for three suspects in the case of a vehicle theft. Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to a reported crash in the 1200 block of Fruitdale Drive. When they arrived, however, they found the incident was not a crash, but a car theft. The theft victim said he had … Continue reading »

Blue Slide Project Needs Volunteers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — After years of fundraising and volunteer efforts, the Blue Slide Project is just one step away from completing the second and final phase. All fund raising has been completed, now volunteers are needed to help take down Parkside Elementary playground equipment so that the final improvements can be made. The schedule … Continue reading »

City Explores Options for Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since August, the city of Grants Pass has rented up to 30 jail beds in an effort to cut down on the number of offenders who are cited and released. That contract will end on July 1st and now city officials are looking for ways to keep those jail beds open. … Continue reading »

Local Veteran to Travel Nation

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Grants Pass veteran and his Volkswagen are getting ready to drive across the nation to help our country’s servicemen fight post-traumatic stress disorder. Scott Hicks is taking his green antique car to vet centers, war memorials and military bases to combat depression and loss of hope among military members. “I hate … Continue reading »

Trooper Shoots Dog After Attack

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An Oregon State Police trooper shot and injured a dog while making an arrest Saturday morning at the scene of a disturbance at a residence near Grants Pass. On Saturday morning, Police responded to reports of a disturbance at the 5800 block of Fish Hatchery Road south of Grants Pass. … Continue reading »

Man Arrested After School Lockdown

MURPHY, Ore. — Keith Nehf tried to bring his granddaughter back to school after an orthodontist appointment, but came back to a school on lockdown. “We thought it was a drill, and then with more texting of her girlfriends and other students, we found out it wasn’t a drill, it was actually a lock in,” … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Honor Fallen Officers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Tuesday, all three law enforcement agencies in Josephine County came together to remember those who have lost their life while serving their community. Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Police and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office honored the six county officers who have died since the county was formed. Interim Chief Landis … Continue reading »

Court Case Set to Rule on Dispensaries

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  One year moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries are now in effect in cities and counties throughout Oregon. Cave Junction is an exception. “The conflict between the state and federal law is a problem for municipalities, the city of Cave Junction and other counties,” said attorney Ryan Kirchoff who is representing Cave … Continue reading »

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