Person of Interest Named in Homicide

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Investigators with the Oregon State Police have named a person of interest in the death of a Cave Junction man. Michael McDonald, 60, was taken into custody on two felony warrants and lodged at the Josephine County Jail, but he is not facing additional charges. Tuesday night, OSP’s Criminal Investigations Division … Continue reading »

Recall Effort to Begin Wednesday

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One activist who has been vocal in his opposition to this November’s ballot measures was excited both that the measures were defeated, but also because it was a landslide which he said sends a loud and clear message. This might just be the beginning. An effort to have a total recall … Continue reading »

Jail Beds Filling Up to Maximum Limit

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are filling up Josephine County jail beds reaching the contract’s maximum limit almost every day. The city is paying a million dollars to rent up to 30 jail beds through the county.  Since then, the community and police are seeing a big difference. The city is using between 26 and 30 jail … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Over Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — It might not compare to what we saw in August, but Thursday’s smoke was enough to make joggers cut their route short and limit visibility throughout the Rogue Valley. Prescribed burns took place Thursday in both Josephine and Jackson counties on land protected by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest … Continue reading »

Step Closer in State Lottery Measure

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Voters in Oregon may soon be able to decide if millions of dollars of lottery funds should be state controlled. Securing Our Safety, a group of citizens dedicated to restore public safety in Josephine County, is behind this initiative. The group has collected over 13 hundred signatures to get a ballot … Continue reading »

Food Bank Losing Volunteers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A few Southern Oregon students are trading in their video games for buckets to pick produce. The students are volunteering at Raptor Creek Farm. It’s a garden where the Josephine County Food Bank uses to distribute food to thousands of people in need. But now with school starting up, the food bank is losing many of … Continue reading »

Jail Beds are Costing Community

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Kristine Quicker brings her grandchildren to parks in Grants Pass. “But parks, parks are the fundamental things of the family’s,” Quicker commented. “This is a place where you can come and it doesn’t cost any money to come and have a picnic.” For her, keeping her grandchildren safe is important. … Continue reading »

Multi-County Meeting in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cash-strapped counties in Southern Oregon could see some relief if lawmakers in Washington pass a new bill affecting timber production. District attorneys, sheriffs and commissioners from Lane, Douglas, Curry, Josephine and Jackson Counties are throwing their support behind the resolution. It would set aside additional acres of wilderness of the O&C lands, … Continue reading »

Group Pushes to Reallocate Lottery Funds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A group of citizens say they have a new plan to restore the criminal justice system in Josephine County and also give millions of dollars to other counties across Oregon. Securing Our Safety is made up of citizens in Josephine County. They formed after the failed criminal justice tax levy. The group is wanting to move control … Continue reading »

Feeding Firefighters Keeps Crews Busy

MERLIN, Ore. — While the Brimstone Fire continues to grow, so does the line of hungry firefighters returning from the fire lines. A team with Star Catering prepared the meals for the firefighters, a feat managers say is challenging itself. “It’s always a fight to get this many guys fed. When you’re looking at 700 … Continue reading »

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