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Thursday | The Oregonian

Grants Pass man arrested for alleged sex crimes

Nathaniel Scott Thatcher is lodged in Josephine County Jail on multiple charges including first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful sexual penetration.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Neighborhood watch holds suspect at gunpoint

Members of a neighborhood watch group in southwestern Oregon held a burglary suspect at gunpoint until police arrived to take him to jail.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR, Cave Junction, OR

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Should county join in move to tax pot?

If a statewide ballot measure that legalizes recreational marijuana passes in November, should Josephine County get in on the action and tax it?  Josephine County voters will be asked that question in November following a resolution unanimously passed by the Josephine County Board of Commissioners in an emergency meeting Friday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Tue Aug 05, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Lorane man accused of forging checks in Lane, Douglas counties

A 46-year-old man faces accusations he forged checks and passed them in Lane and Douglas counties.

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Related Topix: Lorane, OR, Lane County, OR, Douglas County, OR, Jackson County, OR

Sun Aug 03, 2014

The Oregonian

Rogue River man gets a few kicks in following break-in arrest near Grants Pass, police say

A Rogue River man was arrested on Saturday after allegedly breaking into a house, acting erratically and throwing objects around until police arrived.

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Related Topix: Rogue River, OR, Grants Pass, OR

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Boy, 7, missing in Rogue River near Grants Pass

A 7-year-old boy remains missing in the Rogue River as of Thursday morning. Witnesses saw the boy go under water around 9 p.m. Wednesday along with a woman and a 5-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Rogue River, OR, Grants Pass, OR

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Oregonian

Driver charged with DUII in Josephine County crash

A woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed her truck into a tree on U.S. 199 in Josephine County, Oregon State Police said.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Business Wire

Roy Vinyard and Lindsay Berryman Join People's Bank Board

Vinyard joined Asante - the region's largest employer - as president and chief executive officer in 1999.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, OR, Oregon Government, Oregon, Medford, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Crews battle 100-acre Illinois Valley blaze

Oregon State Forestry crews late Monday were swarming a 100-acre fire that erupted in the Illinois Valley, the latest in a series of fires that ignited over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Fire, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Jackson County, OR, Gold Hill, OR

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Oregonian

Josephine County fire causes road closure

A fire in Illinois Valley off Reeves Creek Road and U.S. 199 has closed a portion of Reeves Creek Road, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office said.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Mail Tribune 100

The existence of a gang of expert thieves and cracksmen in the valley was further made known by the confession of E.R. Erom, the Portuguese burglar, to the city police, that he had seen a gang of cracksmen at work preparing liquid nitroglycerin called "nitroglycerin soup," for cracking a safe in Jacksonville.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, OR, Gold Hill, OR

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Washington Times

Increase in gonorrhea alarms health officials

A jump in the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea over the past year in rural southwestern Oregon has state and local health officials alarmed and puzzled.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR

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