Decisions on Medical Marijuana

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council voted unanimously at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting to enact a one year moratorium on dispensaries. The moratorium spans from May 1st, 2014 through May 1st, 2015. However, the Council also approved an ordinance to ban medical marijuana within City limits altogether. Therefore, even after the … Continue reading »

Fort Klamath Man Arrested for Sex Abuse

FORT KLAMATH, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 58-year old Fort Klamath man Tuesday evening after a warrant was issued for his arrest for Sex Abuse. On Tuesday, April 1st at approximately 8:20 p.m., OSP troopers contacted Efren Valencia, 58, at his residence in the 52000 block of Highway 62 and took him … Continue reading »

Death Investigation in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of the State Medical Examiner’s Office, is continuing the investigation today into the death of a 60-year old Klamath Falls man whose body was found this morning in the brush off OC&E Woods Line State Trail near Olene in Klamath County. The … Continue reading »

Missing Man in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. —  Phoenix Police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing man. Joseph Hassell was staying at The Phoenix Motel at 510 North Main Street in Phoenix since Tuesday, April 1st and was scheduled to check out on June 1st, according to Police.  Hassell was last seen by the hotel manager … Continue reading »

Car Crash Kills Two; Under Investigation

[UPDATE: APRIL 3, 2014]:  A second person died from the fatal crash near Rogue River yesterday. 80 year old Jerry Barrett was transported to Providence Medford Medical Center. He passed away just before 10.p.m. last night. Police said they believe alcohol, drugs, and speed were factors in the crash. Linda Taylor remains at Rogue Regional … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Medical Child Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon by officers from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. The officers were serving an arrest warrant out of Multnomah County for a Katherine G. Parker, 44, who is being accused of coming up with an elaborate scheme to medically abuse her children. … Continue reading »

FBI Seeking Man for Child Exploitation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, are being disseminated to the public across the country and can be found online at the … Continue reading »

Josephine County Voters’ Pamphlet Out

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The Josephine County Voters’ pamphlet for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election is officially out and posted to the County Clerk’s website.  The last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is April 29th. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to the registered voters of … Continue reading »

Last Day for Studded Tires

MEDFORD, Ore. — As a reminder, today marks the end of studded tire season. Drivers need to get their studded tires removed or they could face a fine of $190 dollars. The Oregon Department of Transportation said studded tires cause at least tens of millions of dollars in damage to roads every year. Again, March … Continue reading »

Second Forger Suspect in Custody

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A second arrest has been made in a counterfeit money investigation in Klamath Falls. It all started when a woman in possession of counterfeit money was arrested earlier this month. That arrest led Klamath Falls Police to 36-year old Vernon Edward Schaeffer, who was staying at a local hotel. Police said … Continue reading »

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