Deputies Shot, Killed Ashland Man

[UPDATE 2:35 PM] Sheriff Mike Winters says two deputies shot and killed 74 year old Earl Harris at his home outside of Ashland yesterday morning. They were there to serve a foreclosure notice. Based on previous attempts to serve similar notices, they had a 4-man swat team at the scene. Harris apparently came out of his … Continue reading »

Gas Leak Prompts Lockdown in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. — A gas leak near Phoenix High School has prompted a lockdown this morning. A 3″ diameter pipe burst from a home contstruction project directly across the street from the high school. The fire department did not evacuate the building because winds are not blowing in the direction of the school. Under the … 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 »

Hidden Valley H.S. Clear of Lockdown

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Hidden Valley High School has been given the “all clear” after being placed on lockdown earlier this morning. All police and sheriff’s office have left the scene and students are returning to normal class. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said the incident that prompted the lockdown involved a threat of a person armed with … Continue reading »

Sheriff Search Forces Lockdown

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Sheriff’s office has gone through major layoffs and cutbacks over the past year, but Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: his department’s response to incidents near schools. Monday afternoon, deputies received reports of an armed burglar hiding in a neighborhood off Leonard Road, near … Continue reading »