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  1. Officer-involved shooting justified, Jackson County Grand Jury rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 |

    In addition to finding the shooting justified, the grand jury also indicted against Justin Daniel Lopez on charges of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm, attempt to elude a police officer, menacing, reckless driving and pointing a firearm at another. The Jackson County Grand Jury has ruled a Central Point police officer was justified in shooting a motorist Feb. 19 who walked toward him while holding a shotgun.


  2. Officer shoots man during traffic stop in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2017 |

    A man is in the hospital after a Central Point police officer shot him during a traffic stop early Sunday in Jackson County, police said. The officer pulled the man over at about 3 a.m. for a traffic violation, a statement from Oregon State Police says.


  3. Oregon will defy joint fish management on the lower Columbia RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 |

    The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission ripped a hole Friday in the 99-year-old fabric of concurrent fish management on the Columbia River. With a split 4-3 vote, commission members defied the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission's attempt to negotiate the long-contested Columbia River Management Plan.


  4. Gerry Frank's picks: For fine-dining in Ashland try Coquina or AmuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 |

    Some of the finest blue cheese in the world is produced at the Rogue Creamery in Medford. When I think of Southern Oregon, good cheese and good wine come to mind.


  5. Boat builder wants to concentrate on Oregon's youngsters as a fish and wildlife commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 |

    Jim Bittle, president of Willie Boats, Inc., of Medford has been nominated to a seat on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. Jim Bittle of Central Point will walk into his new challenge with "my ears open.


  6. Southern Oregon pot growers burning huge piles of moldy marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 |

    Huge piles of moldy marijuana in Southern Oregon are going up in smoke this fall after record rains in October took a toll on many crops. "At first I was freaking out about how much we are losing," said Brent Kenyon, a cannabis activist who helped craft the state's rules on pot.


  7. Two middle schoolers arrested in Grants Pass for online 'clown threats'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 |

    A pair of Grants Pass middle schoolers was arrested for making personal threats over Instagram that used a clown as a profile photo, the city's Department of Public Safety said Thursday. The boys, both younger than 12, were tracked down by one of the department's school resource officers after a student at North Middle School reported receiving personal threats from the account.


  8. Man wearing clown mask arrested in Central Point for trespassing at Crater High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | The Oregonian

    A man dressed as a scary clown was arrested holding a sign that read, "We are here" at Crater High School in Central Point Wednesday night. Central Point police arrested a man for trespassing and disorderly conduct when he was identified as the individual photographed wearing a scary clown mask at Crater High School Wednesday night.


  9. Body of missing Klamath Falls man found months after high-speed chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2016 |

    Authorities say a body found in Medford this week is that of a Klamath Falls man who fled deputies last winter. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported on its Facebook page that the body found Wednesday near Bear Creek is 36-year-old Leonard Johnson.


  10. Red Lion Players of the Week AnnouncedRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2016 |

    The following CCC student-athletes have been recognized as Red Lion Players of the Week for their performances during the period September 5-11. Southern Oregon's Ray Schireman has been named the Red Lion Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week.


  11. Oregon group lands grant to help monarch butterfliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2016 | The Oregonian

    In this July 22, 2004, file photo, a monarch butterfly relaxes on a flower in the butterfly pavilion at the Elkton Community Education Center in Elkton, Ore. Western monarch butterflies migrating between the southern Oregon coast and the south Cascades will soon get fresh patches of strategically placed milkweed and other nectar-bearing plants to create needed habitat on this leg of their storied journey through here.


  12. Oregon foster parent gets 12 years in prison for raping 3 girls in his careRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2016 | The Oregonian

    The Medford Mail Tribune reports that 54-year-old Samuel Hicks was scheduled to be taken to prison Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of rape and one count of sexual abuse involving two girls. He also pleaded no contest to sexual abuse against a third girl.


  13. Gerry Frank's picks: Where to find the best Oregon chocolatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 |

    If you missed this year's Oregon Chocolate festival in Ashland, you'll want to visit these chocolatiers with a European-style and a Northwest twist, bringing forth some of the best, melt-in-your-mouth chocolates Oregon has to offer. Lillie Belle Farms began with Jeff Shepherd selling homemade truffles named after his daughter and wife out of his car at local farmer's markets.


  14. John Bledsoe, son of former star NFL QB Drew Bledsoe, makes his college commitmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 |

    November 21, 2015 -- Summit quarterback John Bledsoe throws a pass during a Class 5A football semifinal between Summit High School of Bend and Crater High School of Central Point at Mel Ingram Field in Grants Pass. Billy Gates/Staff After starring for Washington State University in the early 1990's, quarterback Drew Bledsoe went on to become the first overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.


  15. Are these Oregon's 10 most redneck cities?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 |

    The site that crowned the "10 most miserable towns in Oregon" using questionable metrics is wading further into murkier waters with a ranking of the most redneck cities in the state. The site claims to use several criteria in its rankings: The high school dropout rate Its standing as a small town The number of mobile home parks per capita Number of Walmarts per capita Number of gun and ammo stores per capita Number of bait and tackle stores per capita Number of tobacco stores per capita And the number of bars per capita The site again admits that these metrics don't exactly make this science.


  16. 2 people die in single-car rollover crashes in southern OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 |

    Lauryl J. Lockwood of Ashland, 27, failed to round a corner while driving west on Highway 66 east of Ashland, the Oregon State Police said in a news release. Lockwood, who was driving a 2000 Toyota coupe, then went down a steep embankment.


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