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Authorities rush to help person with gunshot wound in Wolf Creek
WOLF CREEK, Ore. -- Local authorities came together to treat someone with a "critical gun shot wound" in Wolf Creek, according to a Facebook post from Rural Metro Fire in Josephine County. "Wolf Creek Fire District, AMR-Josephine County, Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Mercy Flights and Rural Metro Fire answered the...
Josephine County senior missing
SHAN CREEK, Ore. -- An 80-year-old woman in Josephine County, Berna Leahy, has been missing for two days, according to a news release from the Josephine County Sheriff's Office. "Berna was last seen on June 6, 2023 around 3:30pm in the 800 block of Shan Creek, Josephine County," the release...
Josephine County proposes funding sheriff’s office through taxing district
The Josephine County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a new way to create stability after years of being underfunded. The proposed taxing district would cover all of Josephine County except for Grants Pass. The property tax rate would increase by 99 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. It could...
Police shut down illegal marijuana site in Cave Junction
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. -- Two people have been arrested after police executed a search warrant in the 1000 block of Takilma Road in Cave Junction and discovered an illegal marijuana grow site. According to a news release from the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, police discovered 1,920 marijuana plants and 100...
Council Community Connection, June 9
This month’s Council Community Connection is happening on June 9, 2023, at Starbucks Coffee, 201 NE Terry Ln, Grants Pass, OR 97526, from 10 to 11 AM, with Council President Valerie Lovelace and Councilor Vanessa Ogier. Stop by with your questions or concerns, or just have a beverage and hear what Valerie, Vanessa, and others have to say about our community.
Oregon Man Convicted of Assaulting FBI Agent After Setting Elaborate Booby Traps Around His Former Home
Homemade spike strips at the bottom of the driveway. A rat trap rigged to fire a shotgun shell when someone tried to open the door to a detached garage. A hot tub on its side set to roll toward
Conflict over religious symbols leads Josephine County to cut funding for OSU Extension Service
An ongoing disagreement over religious expression in a government-funded program has led to the apparent termination of a decadeslong partnership between Oregon State University and a rural county in southern Oregon. Josephine County’s Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to cut future funding toward Oregon State University’s Extension Service.
FUGITIVE JAILED FOR MEDFORD WARRANT
A fugitive was jailed by Roseburg Police on Tuesday morning for an active warrant out of the Medford Police Department. An RPD report said at 6:50 a.m. the 31-year old was contacted regarding a trespass issue in the 800 block of Southeast Lane Avenue. The warrant was confirmed and the suspect was taken into custody. Bail was set at $5,000.
Over 700 Lightning Strikes Tuesday Night
Medford, Ore. – The Forest Service is reminding residents to be vigilant with fire prevention. They are monitoring fire activity in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest after having over 700 lightning strikes Tuesday night. Firefighting resources responded to two new fires on the High Cascades Ranger District. Both were small and able to be put out quickly. Remember to thoroughly douse campfires, avoid parking over dry vegetation, and don’t allow your tow chains to drag on pavement.
ODVA Advisory Committee at Grants Pass, June 7
The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2023, in person at Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Highway in Grants Pass, Conference Room H-2, and via Zoom. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. The committee is made up of veterans appointed by the governor to provide counsel on veteran issues and represent veteran concerns across Oregon. Its nine members serve in a vital advisory role to the director and staff of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. ODVA’s Reports to the Advisory Committee are available to the public on the ODVA website: https://issuu.com/odva/stacks/38107bb40c054695831edf5634865ca4 This meeting is being held both in person and virtually. The public is invited to attend. To Attend by Zoom: You will need to pre-register using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucu2hpz4oGtC0nE6b06UImjyHcgMSbxQe Pre-registration is required. Once pre-registered, you will receive the meeting link. Join by Zoom via Telephone: Dial 1 (253) 215-8782. When prompted, enter the meeting ID 843 5499 5204# and password/participant ID: 570698# Town Hall: There will be a Town Hall at the end of the business meeting in which participants will be invited to ask questions of the committee and director. This time is set aside for individuals to bring up broader veteran community issues. Members of the community are also invited to submit written public comments to the committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found online at www.oregon.gov/odva/connect/pages/advisory-committee.aspx or to contact the Advisory Committee, please email email@example.com. YouTube: This meeting will be recorded and placed on ODVA’s YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCAQVavs9KmvDeJ42ySFtY8A/videos.
Crews battling half-acre fire near Shady Cove
SHADY COVE, Ore. -- Firefighters are currently on the scene of a fire in the hills east of Shady Cove, according to a Facebook post from ODF Southwest Oregon District. "Firefighters are estimating it to be half an acre and are putting in an aggressive initial attack," the post said. "It’s currently burning in heavy timber."
Rogue Valley News, Monday 6/5 – Join the Josephine County Missing Person Rally Friday, Search Warrant Served in Grants Pass Leads to Cocaine and Cash
The latest news stories of interest in the Rogue Valley and the state of Oregon from the digital home of Southern Oregon, Wynne Broadcasting’s RogueValleyMagazine.com. Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 92F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Partly cloudy. A stray shower or...
Woman vanishes underwater while trying to save dog, Oregon cops say. Now body is found
She was last seen floating down the river on May 12, officials said.
Police find body of woman who went missing after drowning incident
GALICE, Ore. -- Police have recovered a body later identified as a woman who went missing after being swept down the Rogue River at Indian Mary Park on May 12. According to a news release from the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, the body was found on Saturday at 12:41 p.m. near the Argo Recreation Site and was positively identified as Lynn Boyum.
Hwy. 199 Fatal, Josephine Co., June 5
On Thursday, June 1, 2023, at approximately 11:45 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 199, near milepost 5.5, in Josephine County. The preliminary investigation indicated a black Ford Fusion, operated by Courtney L. Parsons (26) of Rogue River, was southbound in the fast lane. A white GMC Sierra, operated by Ervin Besler (87) of Grants Pass, failed to properly clear traffic while turning left from Robinson Rd onto northbound Hwy 199. The Fusion impacted the driver side of the GMC in a T-bone collision. The operator of the GMC (Besler) was declared deceased on scene. The operator of the Ford (Parsons) was transported by AMR to the hospital. Two passengers in the Ford, John D. McCollum (25) of Myrtle Point and Matthew J. Balise (19) of West Springfield (MA), were also transported by AMR to the hospital. The highway was impacted for approximately 3.5 hours while the on-scene investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by AMR, Rural Metro Fire, and ODOT.
Two local creeks deemed unsafe for recreation due to high bacteria
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. -- Residents are advised to avoid certain parts of Bear Creek in Medford and Central Point due to bacteria levels that exceed state standards for recreation. According to a news release from the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, residents should be cautious when in contact and should...
TWO VEHICLES SUSTAIN HEAVY DAMAGE IN MONDAY CRASH
Two vehicles sustained heavy damage in a crash on Interstate 5 on Monday. An Oregon State Police report said just after 1:45 p.m. the operator of a southbound sedan made an unsafe lane change and struck a southbound SUV that was traveling in the left lane about a half-mile north of the Roberts Mountain Summit.
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Rogue Valley News, Wednesday 6/7 – Join the Josephine County Missing Person Rally Friday, Lightning Caused Fire in White City Brought Under Control Quickly
The latest news stories of interest in the Rogue Valley and the state of Oregon from the digital home of Southern Oregon, Wynne Broadcasting’s RogueValleyMagazine.com. Mostly cloudy skies. Scattered thunderstorms this evening. Low 58F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. 63% Precip. / 0.12...
Tue 9:25 | Grants Pass's mayor checks in to explain city's responses to homeless campers
To say many communities are struggling with homelessness, and how to get people off the streets, is fair. And it might not be an overstatement to say that things are particularly acute in Grants Pass. An injunction in a federal lawsuit filed against the city prevents it from taking action...
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