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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Grants Pass survives in overtime against Lake Oswego. North Medford loses on the road to Jesuit while Ashland gets shut out by Silverton. Plus, previews of Saturday’s games.
The intensity ramps up in the first playoff edition of the Friday Night Blitz. Highlights include a doubleheader at Spiegelberg Stadium featuring Lake Oswego/South Medford and Wilson/North Medford, Barlow/Grants Pass, Ashland/Hillsboro, Pleasant Hill/Cascade Christian and Sweet Home/Phoenix.
COQUILLE, Ore. – A Grants Pass man is facing assault and harassment charges in Coos County. According to investigators, on October 16, Coquille Police officers arrested 44 year-old Mark Andrew Howard, after he allegedly refused verbal directions and pulled away from an officer during a domestic disturbance call. Howard had punched a female in the … Continue reading »