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Inside the hunt for a serial kidnapper, and a bloody finaleFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in rural southwest Oregon were on high alert: A man with a history of kidnapping and torturing women in two states was on the run in their territory.
When a tip came in from a cab company that had given him a ride, they went house-to-house to check on residents.
Police: Oregon kidnap suspect killed 2 men before corneredFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon — a man who spent little time behind bars for a similar crime in Nevada — killed two men before being cornered by officers and fatally shooting himself, police said Wednesday.
Oregon kidnapping suspect dies of self-inflicted gunshotFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon — a man who spent little time behind bars for a similar crime in Nevada — died after shooting himself during a standoff with heavily armed police, authorities said.
Kidnap suspect released day he arrived at Nevada prisonJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man at the center of an intense police search in Oregon after a violent kidnapping last week was released from custody in October 2021 by Nevada prison officials on the same day he was transferred to the state’s custody to serve a kidnapping sentence, authorities said Monday.
Police warn that Oregon torture suspect is using dating appsJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of torturing a woman he held captive in Oregon, and who was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity, is using dating apps to find people who can help him avoid the police or to find new victims, authorities said Friday.
Cops hunt Oregon torture suspect jailed in Vegas kidnap caseJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in southern Oregon were searching Thursday for a man accused of torturing a woman he held captive, less than two years after he was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity for weeks before the victim managed to escape.
Cops shoot, kill Grants Pass resident during suspect searchSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Grants Pass police killed a resident this week while chasing a suspect from a city park into a neighborhood after a suspicious-activity call, according to Oregon State Police.
Man pleads guilty to breaking windows at Planned ParenthoodSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who broke windows and security cameras at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southwestern Oregon because he opposed abortion has pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.
Firefighter hit by tree and killed in southern OregonAugust 19, 2022 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A firefighter working a blaze in southern Oregon has died after he was struck by a tree on Thursday, officials said.
The Oregon Department of Forestry and Bureau of Land Management confirmed the death of Logan Taylor, 25, in a Facebook post.
Sheriff: Man starts wildfires, detained by locals in OregonJuly 26, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who reportedly ignited wildfires in a remote, forested corner of Oregon was apprehended by three local residents and tied to a tree until police arrived, a sheriff said Tuesday.
Police: Man arrested in YMCA child sex abuse incidentJune 23, 2022 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police detectives have arrested a convicted sex offender in southern Oregon after a child was sexually touched at a YMCA swimming pool, police said.
The Grants Pass Police Department said in a statement Thursday that officers responded to a report of a sex offense on Monday involving a 6-year-old girl.
Dutch Bros: Q1 Earnings SnapshotMay 11, 2022 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) _ Dutch Bros Inc. (BROS) on Wednesday reported a loss of $4.9 million in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Grants Pass, Oregon-based company said it had a loss of 10 cents.
Survey: Fast, reliable internet access lacking in SW OregonMarch 30, 2022 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A survey conducted for commissioners in southwest Oregon’s Jackson and Josephine counties has found internet access is so bad that 22% of respondents said they’ve considered moving.
Dutch Bros: Q4 Earnings SnapshotMarch 1, 2022 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) _ Dutch Bros Inc. (BROS) on Tuesday reported a loss of $2.9 million in its fourth quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Grants Pass, Oregon-based company said it had a loss of 6 cents.
Justice Department: Gambling center plan unconstitutionalFebruary 12, 2022 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Justice has released an opinion that the planned gambling machines in an entertainment center next to the Grants Pass Downs horse racing track amount to a casino that would violate the Oregon Constitution.
Police: Man confronting bear accidentally kills brotherFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man in Oregon trying to protect his home from a bear instead fatally shot his brother by mistake, then killed himself.
Josephine County Undersheriff Travis Snyder said the man called 911 around 7 a.m.
6 at jail hospitalized after fentanyl overdose, exposureFebruary 4, 2022 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Four people in Josephine County jail custody and two deputies were hospitalized because of fentanyl overdose and exposure, according to the Josephine County Sheriff's Office.
DeFazio endorses Hoyle in 4th District raceJanuary 15, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Retiring Oregon Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio has endorsed Val Hoyle in the race to replace him in the 4th District Congressional seat.
DeFazio is stepping down from the position he’s held since 1987.
Gambling venture files legal challenge against OR commissionDecember 30, 2021 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Backers of a Southern Oregon gaming and entertainment venue have filed a legal petition against the Oregon Racing Commission over purported licensing delays for gambling machines.
Talking crow befriends entire Oregon elementary schoolDecember 11, 2021 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A friendly, if somewhat foul-mouthed, crow became a temporary mascot at Allen Dale Elementary School in November when the bird took up residence at the Grants Pass school.
Students, adults clash at Grants Pass High School protestNovember 17, 2021 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Student demonstrators and adult counter-protesters clashed outside Grants Pass High School in Oregon during a student-led walkout against the reinstatement of two educators who expressed public support for educational policies that favor a student’s biological sex over their gender identity, authorities said.
Jockeys hurt after lights go out during race in Grants PassNovember 11, 2021 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Two jockeys were hurt after the lights suddenly went out during a race at Grants Pass Downs in southwestern Oregon.
According to racetrack officials, the incident happened during the final race Tuesday, KDRV-TV reported.
Manager charged in alleged massage prostitution ringOctober 26, 2021 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass woman is accused of running an illicit massage business.
The Josephine County District Attorney’s Office charged Wei Zhang, 58, with a one felony count of promoting prostitution, The Mail Tribune reported.
‘Absolutely heartbreaking’ - week of deaths at hospitalSeptember 3, 2021 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 continued its deadly sweep through Josephine County, things were not going well Wednesday at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass.
The outpatient center was housing inpatients, the 125-bed hospital held 146 patients, and half of all patients — 78 — had COVID-19, with 91% of them unvaccinated, according to hospital officials attending a midday online press conference.
‘Crisis teams’ sent to hard-hit COVID hospitals in OregonAugust 25, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will deploy “crisis teams” of hundreds of nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and nursing assistants to regions of the state hardest hit by a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations that have stretched hospitals to the limit, Gov.
Much of southern Oregon resort destroyed in fireJune 9, 2021 GMT
MERLIN, Ore. (AP) — A fire has destroyed much of a resort on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon, authorities said.
The Rural Metro fire department in Josephine County confirmed a “major fire incident” around 10:30 a.m.
Police release names of 2 found dead in burned carApril 4, 2021 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old Grants Pass man has been booked into jail on charges of first degree murder, abuse of a corpse and other offenses in connection with the deaths of two men whose bodies were found last month in a burned car in southwest Oregon...
Arrest warrant issued after woman rejects mask at Texas bankMarch 15, 2021 GMT
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued for a woman who refused to wear a mask at a Texas bank, saying to a police officer: “What are you going to do, arrest me...
Health workers stuck in snow give other drivers vaccineJanuary 28, 2021 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health workers who got stuck in a snowstorm on their way back from a COVID-19 vaccination event went car to car injecting stranded drivers before several of the doses expired...
U.S. judge: Cities cannot fine people for living outsideAugust 12, 2020 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon city has joined Boise, Idaho, in eliciting a precedent-setting court ruling that could change how cities nationwide cite and fine people living outside.
Remains found in Oregon believed to be actor Charles LevinJuly 14, 2019 GMT
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 Court...
Roseburg sweeps Grants Pass, clinches 6A playoff berthMay 5, 2019 GMT
After suffering late-game losses in its last three contests, the Roseburg High baseball team was determined to narrow its focus and get back in the win column on Saturday by finishing games.
With prom lurking in the back of their minds, the Indians managed to put the outside distractions aside and sweep a Southwest Conference doubleheader against the visiting Grants Pass Cavemen, 13-3 and 3-0, at Bill Gray Stadium at Legion Field.
Police: Men arrested in pumpkin smashing crime spreeOctober 31, 2018 GMT
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...
After dark, drone is ‘best friend a firefighter could have’August 11, 2018 GMT
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 ...
Fatal accident near Tiller claims life of Grants Pass manJuly 24, 2018 GMT
A 23-year-old Grants Pass man was found dead Sunday after his vehicle went 100 feet over an embankment near Tiller, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
Family members found Cameron Scott Reese's car near milepost 8 on South Umpqua Road Sunday evening after he was reported overdue from a camping trip.
Students suffer flash burns during Oregon science experimentMarch 16, 2018 GMT
MERLIN, Ore. (AP) — Three students suffered flash burns to the face during a science experiment at a middle school in southern Oregon.
The Daily Courier reports one victim was taken to a hospital Friday and the others were evaluated at the scene and released to their parents.
Prep Wrestling: Roseburg pins down 70-5 win at Grants PassJanuary 25, 2018 GMT
GRANTS PASS — The second-ranked Roseburg High wrestling team posted 10 falls in 13 contested matches and ended the regular season Wednesday night with a 70-5 Southwest Conference dual victory over Grants Pass at Heater-Newman Gym.
Boston Red Sox great Bobby Doerr dies at 99November 15, 2017 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman dubbed the "Silent Captain" of the Boston Red Sox by longtime teammate and friend Ted Williams, has died...
GRANTS PASS — Decent pitching wasn’t enough for Dr. Stewart’s on Tuesday as the Docs dropped an Area 4 doubleheader to the Grants Pass Nuggets 6-1 and 10-3 at All Sports Park.
“It was just a bad deal all around,” said Docs coach Scott Shaver.
Roseburg shuts out Grants Pass in girls tennis dualApril 5, 2017 GMT
The Roseburg girls tennis team shut out Grants Pass in a Southwest Conference dual meet at the Umpqua Valley Tennis Courts on Tuesday.
No. 1 singles player Adrienne Powell defeated Grants Pass' Elizabeth Williams, 6-1, 6-1.
Chains required for travel between Grants Pass and CanyonvilleMarch 6, 2017 GMT
The Oregon Department of Transportation reports snowy roads are making travel difficult even at low elevations in Southern Oregon today, especially between Grants Pass and Canyonville. Expect winter driving conditions and leave extra time for travel, especially on the Interstate 5 corridor north of Grants Pass.
Feds want $18 million back from timber countiesMarch 29, 2013 GMT
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service's demands that rural timber counties pay back millions of dollars in federal subsidies under automatic budget cuts have outraged members of Congress from both parties and caused concern in those counties with struggling economies.