State Troopers Desk Log
A black Nissan pickup was reported stolen from a location near the intersection of Highway 199 and Eight Dollar Road close to milepost 24. The owner, John Richard Bucy, reported the pickup was disabled and was at that location while Mr. Bucy was waiting to repair it.
Happy Camp 72% Contained; Grew 5,000 Acres in Past Day
Favorable weather conditions allowed fire fighters to push the containment around the Happy Camp complex of fires in Northern California to 72 percent. The monster fire did add about 5,000 burned acres.
Today is the last day to pick up your duck for the derby
Today is the last day to adopt a duck for the 2014 Rotary Duck Derby.
Onion Mountain Fire notches up to 20 percent containment
The Onion Mountain Fire is now listed at 20 percent containment.
Car-Jacking Suspect Arrested by Medford P.D.
The Medford Police Department arrested and lodged Steven Wayne Fennell, 29, Thursday afternoon and charged him with 2nd degree kidnapping, 2nd degree robbery, 2nd degree burglary, 1st degree criminal mischief, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Easley Guilty of Murder
A Josephine County jury rendered a guilty of murder verdict against Donald Easley for the shooting death of his neighbor, Laron Estes on September 7th of 2013.
Closing arguments were delivered Wednesday and the Jury returned its decision Thursday morning.
Industrial Fire Prevention Level Lowers from 3 to 2
The Industrial Fire Prevention Level in forests and wildlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in southwest Oregon lowered from level 3 to level 2 this morning. This affects the 1.8 million acres of state, county, private and Bureau of Land Management lands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District in Jackson and Josephine counties.
Book Controversy Stirs Three Rivers Parents
Some parents with children in the Three Rivers School District are complaining about a book in the high school libraries. During Tuesday night's school board meeting, they said students should not be allowed to read the book "Persepolis" without parental approval.
Air quality measured at moderate for Grants Pass and surrounding areas
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality lists Grants Pass’ air quality as being at the moderate level today.
Happy Camp Fires Now Over 125,000 Acres
The Happy Camp complex of fires in northern California have now burned 125,788 acres and are list as 68 percent contained. The fires kicked up Wednesday afternoon before being dampened by overnight showers.
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