Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Beware Of New Phone Scam

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July Newsscams
The Jackson County Sheriff's office is warning people about a scam hitting the region. A person is contacting potential victims by phone and saying they represent the "Warrants Division" of the Sheriff's Department. The caller tells the intended victim they missed jury duty, and unless they post bail with $1,000 in gift cards, they could face jail time.Read More »

Reeves Creek Fire Update: Level One Evacuation for Wild Park Lane

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July NewsfireReeves Creek Fire
Firefighters have nearly contained a wildfire that threatened seven rural homes in drought-parched woods about 15 miles southwest of Grants Pass. Oregon Department of Forestry spokesman Brian Ballou says the Reeves Creek fire was spotted Monday evening between the communities of Selma and Kerby a few miles east of U.S. Highway 199.Read More »

Search Continues For Shady Cove Man

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July NewsDwain Hodgemissing person
The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is still on the lookout for Dwain Hodge- a Shady Cove man that hasn't been seen since July 10th. He was last seen at Shady Cove Market, where he had walked while camping with his family. Hodge is 5'9 and weighs 250 pounds. He has brown hair, blue eyes and a short salt and pepper beard.Read More »

Driver Cited For DUII After Head-On Crash

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July News
A White City man is being cited for drunk driving after being involved in a Monday night crash on I-5 near exit 30 in Medford. The Oregon State Police says 45-year old Robert Piland was northbound when he wandered over the median into southbound traffic. A commercial truck driver was unsuccessful in his attempt to miss Piland and hit his SUV head on.Read More »

Group: No Fukushima Radiation In Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July NewsFukushima nuclear power plantradiation
A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no evidence of contamination has been found in Oregon. The Statesman Journal reports Monday ( massive amounts of contaminated water were released from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.Read More »

Arson Suspect Charged With Trying To Set Jail Fire

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July NewsarsonDebra Irene Johns
Medford police say a homeless woman charged in three arson cases and the top suspect in several more has been accused of setting a small fire in a public restroom at the county jail. Lt.Read More »

Evening News Update

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Small Fire Breaks Out On Kane Creek; Other Fires Near Full Containment

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th July Newsfires
A half-acre fire in the Kane Creek Road area near Gold Hill kept firefighters busy this morning. Crews were able to limit the spread of the fire, due in part to the more favorable conditions the morning offers. Forestry officials told the Medford Mail Tribune the blaze that occurred along a heavily wooded ridge was likely touched off by last week’s lightning strikes.Read More »

Ashland Man Arrested After Machete Attack

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th July NewsassaultJon Coldwate
A dispute over living arrangements on an Ashland hillside escalated into a machete attack Sunday afternoon. The victim, 28-year old Isaac Lindsey suffered deep cuts to his hand, requiring stitches. 45-year old Jon Coldwate reportedly came at Lindsey and three others and threatened to kill them, and swinging a machete. Lindsey was injured attempting to shield the others.Read More »

K9 Officers Assists With Arrest of Fugitive

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th July NewsDavid Jacob WisefugitiveK9 officer
A K9 officer enabled Grants Pass police to catch a fugitive Sunday night. At 10:30 p-m, witnesses reported seeing 28-year old David Jacob Wise was seen at a residence on SW “I” St. When police arrived, 28-year old Kara Freeman allowed authorities inside, but lied about Wise’s whereabouts. He was later discovered in the attic.Read More »


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