Driver evades police after chase on I-5
A police pursuit on I-5 in south Medford ended Tuesday night after the teen driver crashed and fled evading police.
Lawsuit filed for 2012 fatal shooting in Medford
A nearly $3 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the federal government for the shooting of a man who reportedly rammed a U.S. Marshal’s car in 2012.
Grants Pass School Board Votes Yes For New Food Service Program
The Grants Pass School Board voted in favor of participating in the Community Eligibility Provision or CEP which aims to provide free meals to students who qualify, such as recipients of SNAP, TANIF and students known as “categorically eligible” including migrant, foster and runaway children.
Posted on 6/10/14 7:05PM by Kyle Dunlap
State Police to Lead Investigation into Officer Involved Shooting in Ashland
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in Ashland. Deputies were called to 35 Mistletoe Road at 10:05a.m. today. At some point shots were fired, at least one of which by an officer or deputy, and personnel from law enforcement agencies as far north as Central Point responded.
Rural Metro Upgrades Breathing Apparatus
Rural/Metro Fire Department has purchased 41 new SCBA air packs for firefighter use while inside of a structure that is on fire.
Two Week Construction Project on New Hope & Florer Drive Begins Wednesday
A two week construction project to install flashing beacons for a crosswalk that includes sidewalk and access ramps begins Wednesday on Florer Drive and New Hope Road. Work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
18-Year-Old Arrested for Intentionally Hitting Cyclist & Robbing Him
Aron Brazil, 18, of Medford, was arrested and lodged in the Jackson County Jail with bail set at over $3 million on charges of 1st degree assault and robbery, 2nd degree assault plus hit and run injury.
White City 19-Year-Old Gets Probation, Instead of Prison
Devon James Wright, 19, of White City pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a gang riot last month and 2nd degree assault for fracturing the skull of a man with a pipe last year, but as part of a plea deal, he’ll serve only three years’ probation. Wright also pleaded guilty to altering a firearms identification number.
White City V.A. Facility Gets Mixed Grades
The White City V.A. Domiciliary, now officially known as the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinic, has drawn low grades for getting newcomers appointments, but drew strong marks for dealing with established patients.
Sheriff’s Office Monday incidents
A travel trailer was destroyed by a transient’s cigarette which started a fire in the 2500 block of Merlin Road.
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