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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Medford man who allegedly caused a head-on collision while driving under the influence of intoxicants and then failed to show up for a court date.

Updated at 12:09 PM

Looking for a permanent funding solution, the Grants Pass City Council is considering a local sales tax to continue paying for extra jail beds at the Josephine County Jail.The first step is to form a Criminal Justice Sales Tax Task Force.

Posted Jun 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Felony arrestsDrugs — Klove Faith Morris, 21, of the 6100 block of Iris Lane, Central Point. Eagle Point police Monday arrested Morris on charges of possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear on charges of...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 6:04 PM

A forecast for a hot and dry weekend has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry to declare the start of the 2015 fire season in Jackson and Josephine counties.ODF spokesman Brian Ballou said the...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 9:47 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal grand jury has indicted the former president of an Altus bank and a business partner on bank fraud and other charges, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Posted Jun 1, 2015 at 11:07 PM

Felony arrestsFugitive — Brian P. Gallagher, 41, of the 3000 block of Sycamore Way, Medford. Ashland police Sunday arrested Gallagher on a fugitive warrant out of New Mexico as well as charges of...

Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 7:13 PM

A man who allegedly threatened to kill himself and police Sunday night died in an exchange of gunfire with an officer shortly after police responded to a domestic disturbance at his southeast Medford home.James Anthony...

Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 5:34 PM

The second of two men admitted today in court  to taking part in the murder of an Ashland man during a botched robbery attempt in 2013, with each now fingering the other as the killer.Merlin Elmo Bound III pleaded guilty to charges of...

Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 9:59 AM

Medford police say an officer was involved in a shooting in southeast Medford late Sunday night.A Facebook post from the department's official account around 11:30 p.m. Sunday said that officers had responded to reports of a suicidal man...

Posted May 31, 2015 at 11:19 PM

Felony arrestsTheft — Marco Antonio Alvarez Carreon, 47, of Mexico. Ashland police Sunday arrested Alvarez Carreon on a charge of first-degree theft. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail and...

Posted May 31, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Sitting in the living room of his Coeur d'Alene home, Rico Valentino listened as two white supremacists hatched a scheme. What was needed, they said, was a smaller group, a specific target and a specific plan. A bomb.

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