GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given 40,000 pounds of pet food and snacks to the Rogue Valley Humane Society.
The Daily Courier in Grants Pass reported Thursday that most of...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Conditions are dry in southern Oregon.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that with streams running at a trickle, fish biologists are worried about access for...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon, responding to a 911 call in which they heard gunfire, arrived at a home near Grants Pass to find a dead man and a wounded mother and daughter.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon House Minority Leader Carl Wilson says he's been deposed as leader of the House Republican caucus and he's not going to seek re-election in 2020.
WILDERVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a man was shot and killed during an argument with his father in southern Oregon.
Police say the Josephine County Sheriff's Office responded...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon district attorney has found two state troopers were justified in the fatal shooting of a man during a struggle for a detective's gun.
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man caused over $60,000 in damages while driving off-road at Crater Lake National Park.
Park officials said Friday that Even Metz, of Grants...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One Oregon county fair is setting up a "free-expression area," with restrictions on bullhorns, signs and sound systems.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police shot and killed a 39-year-old man on Tuesday at the offices of the Oregon State Police in a southwestern Oregon town, authorities said.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on police fatally shooting a man in Grants Pass, Oregon. (all times local):
Authorities say a man who was shot and killed by police in...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Favorable weather conditions allowed firefighters to make substantial progress in containing a blaze in southwestern Oregon.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air quality advisory for much of southwest Oregon because of wildfire smoke from a blaze near Canyonville.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police say a woman was grazed by a bullet that came through the window of a dentist office in Grants Pass.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says police...
SELMA, Ore. (AP) — Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as "Seinfeld" and "Night...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a man was fatally struck by a vehicle on Interstate 5.
The driver of the vehicle and his passenger were treated for minor injuries after the...
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Washington man is dead and another Washington man was arrested outside a southern Oregon Fred Meyer store.
The Mail Tribune reports 22-year-old Rolando Rivas Jr. was...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Veteran Republican state Sen. Jackie Winters, the first African-American Republican elected to the Legislature, died at age 82 on Wednesday after a battle with...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A proposed budget for the Josephine County Sheriff's Office in southwestern Oregon would fund the department at 100 positions — a number not seen since budget cuts...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old woman arrested with two children at a Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel won't contest her transfer in custody to Oregon to face criminal charges in a...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass man is back in jail after authorities say he escaped through the facility's ventilation system.
The Mail Tribune reports 26-year-old Justin Denney made...
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say remains found in southwest Oregon have been identified as a Washington state teenager who went missing nearly a half-century ago.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Vaux's swifts are finding "no vacancy" signs at some of their favorite motels these days.
These birds migrate along the West Coast twice a year, stopping off for...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A man and woman found dead in a Grants Pass motel room may have died of a drug overdose.
The Daily Courier said Friday the bodies of the 31-year-old man and the 37-year-old woman were found Wednesday by employees at the Motel 6.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety has identified the two people as Christopher R. Hotch and Monica J. Snow.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of the Oregon Legislature spoke Friday about the need to bridge divides that exist in the state, days ahead of the start of the 2019 session.
Speaking at The Associated Press Legislative Preview, lawmakers described an Oregon that is divided between urban and rural, Democrat and Republican.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The half-brother of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is facing a drunken-driving charge after an arrest in Oregon.
State police said Thomas Wayne Markle Jr. was visibly intoxicated when he was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. Friday in Josephine County, in southwestern Oregon. Authorities said his blood-alcohol content was 0.11 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
The 52-year-old from Grants Pass was taken to a detox center.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A man died and another man was injured in a head-on collision near Grants Pass.
The Daily Courier newspaper of Grants Pass reports 34-year-old Eric Maddox of Grants Pass died at the scene of the Saturday morning crash on the Williams Highway, which is also known as Highway 238.
Sixty-three-year-old Robert Culton of Williams was injured and taken to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old man has been arrested following a shooting that left two men dead at an apartment complex in southwest Oregon.
The Mail Tribune reports Trevor Alan Gilmore was booked Friday into the Josephine County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Officials say about 32,000 customers in and around Grants Pass lost power Wednesday morning.
Pacific Power said on Twitter that crews responded to what they described as a large-scale outage just after 7:30 a.m.
Officials say power was restored within a few hours.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed when two explosions shook near a police and fire station in southwestern Oregon.
The Mail Tribune reports authorities responded to two blasts Wednesday night near the Grants Pass Public Safety Station.
Grants Pass Police Deputy Chief Jim Hamilton says emergency crews found a man engulfed in flames and extinguished the fire by using a nearby sleeping bag.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana patients and growers in Josephine County and across the state are abandoning the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.
Long considered a source of Oregon's black market, medical marijuana is fast falling victim to a combination of red tape and a different kind of market force: the convenience of recreational retail sales.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon town of Grants Pass have arrested two men suspected in a pumpkin-powered crime spree, ending weeks of incidents of smashed gourds and broken car windows.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by an Oregon county that targeted the state over legalized marijuana.
U.S. District Judge Michael McShane signed a formal order dismissing Josephine County's lawsuit earlier this week, saying a city or county doesn't have standing to sue a state in federal court, The Daily Courier reported Thursday.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man claiming self-defense fatally shot another man near Grants Pass.
Oregon State Police say officers responding to a report of a shooting Wednesday evening found a man dead on the deck of the home.
Police say an elderly man who lives at the home told investigators that he shot the man in self-dense.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit claims the city of Grants Pass is running homeless people out of town, violating their constitutional rights.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A county sheriff in southwest Oregon is asking for money from the state to investigate illegal marijuana operations, saying his department lacks the resources to do so.
Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel says he needs $648,000 to help fund a team of detectives, The Daily Courier newspaper of Grants Pass reports .
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Kale Casey almost can't believe what a metal bird 5 feet long, weighing 44 pounds with wings spanning 10 feet, can do to help fight a wildfire.
"For eight hours a night, without getting tired, without needing a meal ... scanning the landscape, mapping, searching for hotspots," Casey, a fire information officer for the Taylor Creek Fire, reeled off. "It's by far the most impressive tool I've seen in my wildfire career. It's the best friend a firefighter could have."
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman is suing a home insurance company after a skunk sprayed her dog and belongings inside her Grants Pass home.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Katherine Schaeffer in the lawsuit filed in Josephine County Circuit Court last month claims the skunk ruined more than $112,000 worth of her possessions last year.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Triple-digit heat returns to southern Oregon this week, making life difficult for crews battling several major wildfires.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes as a fire caused by a lightning storm continues to burn near Grants Pass, Oregon.
The 39-square mile (101-square kilometer) blaze is moving toward the Rogue River.
The fire in southwest Oregon has caused people to evacuate in the Merlin and Grants Pass areas and further evacuations were ordered Monday afternoon, but no structures or homes have been lost.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police have identified two men found dead from gunshot wounds last week in southwestern Oregon.
Oregon State Police Sgt. Jeff Proulx said Monday that 28-year-old Matthew Cortez and 28-year-old Jesse Swift were both from Cave Junction.
Troopers from the Grants Pass office responded early Thursday to a report of two deceased men who were thought to have been killed in a traffic crash. The troopers determined the men had been shot.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A large wildfire burning in southern Oregon continues to keep about 1,000 people out of their homes.
The Garner Complex fire grew to 49 square miles (126 square kilometers) on Sunday and was only about 30 percent contained.
Fire officials say the fire grew by more than 10 percent overnight and is being fought by some 2,600 firefighters.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown assured fire crews during a visit to Merlin, Oregon, that she'll keep funneling equipment and firefighters to the southern part of the state as they battle and outbreak of wildfires.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A series of lightning storms ignited dozens of wildfires in southwestern Oregon.
The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest reported upward of 30 starts spread out from the Bear Camp Road area to Prospect on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, the Oregon Department of Forestry confirmed 40 fires in Jackson and Josephine County.
Most of the fires are small, but the volume stretched firefighting resources.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who they say fatally shot her 8-year-old son and then herself at a home in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Grants Pass police Lt. Todd Moran says 27-year-old Rachel Shoemaker died at a local hospital and the boy died as he was being prepared for an airlift to a Portland hospital.
Shoemaker's boyfriend alerted police Sunday morning. He is not the child's father.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Against the advice of state preservationists, Grants Pass officials are going ahead with a plan to replace a 77-year-old sign that beckons motorists to the Redwood Highway.
Originally erected by a consortium of tourism interests from Grants Pass to San Francisco, the Redwood Empire sign sits at the entrance of the Caveman Bridge.
The city wants to replace the aging metal sign with one that would note Grants Pass as the "Gateway to the Redwood Empire."
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Josephine County sheriff says a Grants Pass man drowned in the Rogue River.
Sheriff Dave Daniel says it happened Saturday afternoon when 39-year-old James Dawson tried to swim to shore after his watercraft quit working. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Crews searched for the river for hours before finding the body.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Travis Boersma has fond memories of Grants Pass Downs. And he's not through making new ones.
The founder of the Grants Pass home-grown mega coffee company Dutch Bros traces his interest in horse racing to his childhood.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — "Hup. Hup. Hup," yelled Nick Rodgers, hanging on to ropes attached to his Belgian workhorse Maggie, who strained up a hill pulling a several-hundred pound log.
"That's a lot of horsepower," said Vince Randall, Bureau of Land Management forester, overseeing logging of bug-infested trees at Cathedral Hills Park south of Grants Pass.