Riverside Park Re-Opens

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The new and improved Riverside Park is unveiled today and ready for kids and families to enjoy. The builders kept the native tees and river in mind when they designed the park. The upgrades cost about $140,00. Officals said the park has a history of vandalism, drugs and disorderly conduct. It … Continue reading »

Cavemen Lead Christmas Parade

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  The Grants Pass High School Cavemen Football team is the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Downtown Christmas Parade this Saturday. The Cavemen recently finished the 2014 season with a perfect regular season record and made it to the OSAA Quarterfinals. They will be joined in the parade by their coaches, the … Continue reading »

Stabbing Leads to Manhunt and Arrest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A local man is facing charges after a stabbing incident in the 900 block of SW Rogue River Dr. According to police, 32 year-old Jeremiah Littleton stabbed Ryan Adkins, 22, during a fight. Officers said Adkins was taken to Three Rivers Medical Center for treatment, while investigators searched for Littleton, who … 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 »

Chimney Fire Dangers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  Investigators say five house fires have already burned in grants pass these passed few weeks because of creosote build-up. If more people ignore the condition of their chimneys, fireplaces and stoves, more fires could be expected. Ladders, brushes and poles are what chimney sweeps use to remove potentially dangerous creosote from chimney … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Car Crash Death

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly motor vehicle crash in the 400 Block of Azalea Dr. On Monday November 24 at about 2:15 P.M., police received reports of a 1997 Oldsmobile sedan that left the road and immediately caught fire with the driver trapped inside. According to officials, … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Prohibition

  Grants Pass, Ore.–The passage earlier this month of a statewide ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana comes almost exactly a hundred years since the prohibition of alcohol.  Oregon was one of the first states to outlaw alcohol. But by the time Oregon voters got a chance to vote whether to outlaw alcoholic beverages, some southern … Continue reading »

Chimney Blamed for Fire in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Rural/Metro Fire confirms a chimney fire started a house fire in the 3,400 block of Elk Lane. Fire Crews were called out at 2:35 A.M. Tuesday after the property owner reported being awakened by the smoke alarm, and seeing a red glow where the wood stove pipe went into the wall … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Hit by Car Remembered

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass police are investigating a vehicle pedestrian crash that killed a 64-year-old man last night.  Friends have identified the victim as Leslie Wayne Collins.  Police say he died while crossing the street around the 1300 block of Redwood Avenue. Collins’ caregiver Candi Comfort- Bronson said he was one of the … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, November 21st

The last Friday Night Blitz of the 2014 season features only one Southern Oregon team in action. The Grants Pass Cavemen try to fight off West Salem in the 6A quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews a busy day of football on Saturday.

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