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Three arrested after car chase ends in wreck

Three suspects have been arrested following a stolen vehicle chase that ended in a rollover collision near Klamath Falls Sunday. Adrian Plansencia Garcia, 24, of Klamath Falls, Amiee Michele Raines, 43, of Klamath Falls, and Gregory Elwood Cox, 37, of Medford, were taken into custody following a wre

HERALD AND NEWS - 2018-03-19 18:10:00

Fire crews respond to a engine fire in Grants Pass

Fire crews responded to a vehicle fire near 2nd Street and C Street in Grants Pass on Monday. Grants Pass Fire arrived on scene to find a vehicle with the engine compartment on fire. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and stop it from spreading. The cause of the fire is unknown at

KTVL - 2018-03-19 17:54:05

Douglas Co. detectives seize meth worth $370K

Douglas Co., Ore - The Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team seized nearly 74 pounds of methamphetamine on Saturday, the largest meth seizure in the group's history. The agency reports detectives were conducting an operation over the weekend when the drugs, worth around $370,000 were taken. Police pull

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-19 18:47:39

Oregon Cheese Festival entices and enamors local cheese lovers

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.- Hundreds flocked to Central Point this weekend for southern Oregon's annual celebration of cheese. The Oregon Cheese Festival, in it's 14th year, is designed for people to sample a variety of unique cheeses and wines from Oregon and the greater northwest. For cheese lovers, it w

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-19 01:29:50

Cracker Barrel reveals Medford opening date

Medford, Ore.- Cracker Barrel released new information Monday about its plans to expand into southern Oregon. The restaurant chain known for its country store and front porch rocking chairs says it plans to open its doors in Medford in October. The new restaurant will be located at 1445 Center Drive

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-19 21:15:14

Opioid Epidemic Still Affecting Southern Oregon Despite First Responders Carrying Naloxone

MEDFORD, Ore.-- The Medford Police Department said the overdose reverse medication naloxone (or Narcan) has helped officers save lives. Naloxone blocks or reverses the effects of an opioid, like heroin and some prescription pain medications, like hydrocodone or oxycodone. Scroll for more content..

KDRV - 2018-03-19 01:38:00

Central Point house fire displaces six

Central Point, Ore. - A Central Point Family was displaced by a structure fire Sunday night. Investigators with Jackson County Fire District Three have determined the fire was started by an electrical failure. Crews responded to the house on the 800 block of East Pine street around 7:30 p.m. Accordi

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-19 23:47:32

Science Experiment Burns the Faces of Three Students in Grants Pass

Two of the students were evaluated at the scene and released to their parents, according to Rural Metro. A third student was transported to Three Rivers Hospital for treatment. Rural Metro and Grants Pass Department of Public Safety determined that the substance was not hazardous, and advised sch


Grants Pass standoff leads to arrests

Grants Pass, Ore. - Caleb Pratt and Ciera Lokken are in custody after a standoff in Grants Pass. The standoff started just after noon when police learned a potentially armed and dangerous suspect was inside a home on Foothill Boulevard. The specific case started Thursday when the sheriff's departmen


Grants Pass nuisance home is now empty

Grants Pass, Ore. - Known drug house in Grants Pass is now empty thanks to local police. Several drug related arrests have been made at this home on Cloverlawn Drive. Leon Stansfield lives across the street from the house. He says he's seen suspicious drug activity for about three years. After some


Man pleads guilty to delivering 40 pounds of meth

A man who pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court Friday to delivering 40 pounds of methamphetamine will serve up to 18 months in prison, according to court documents. Jose Jimenez Garcia, 58, was arrested on Feb. 16 after an Oregon State Police trooper found 33 plastic bags with methamphetam


Body found in Rogue River identified

Gold Hill, Ore.- Investigators with the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office have identified the body found floating Thursday in the Rogue River as Gary Richard Schultz, 64. Schultz had recently been reported missing out of Marysville, Washington. At the time of the report, it was believed he ma


Rogue River crash kills Klamath Falls man

A Klamath Falls man is dead after he reportedly lost control of the sports coupe he'd been driving and struck a power pole outside the city of Rogue River. Bruce Edward Brink, 85, died at the scene of the single-vehicle crash in the 4000 block of North River Road, according to a press release issued


Assault suspect taken into custody after SWAT response

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - An assault suspect who evaded capture Thursday is now in police custody. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on March 15 a man was seen fighting a woman while carrying a machete. Witnesses said the woman appeared to be injured and may have had blood on her. The pair


Local presentation raises awareness on Steelhead

MEDFORD, Ore.- A local event in Medford discussed the importance of a native fish and how it might be an indicator for the health of our environment. At the Coyote Trails Nature Center, fly fishing guide and Bear Creek River Steward Jim Andras gave a presentation about the Rogue River Steelhead. A n

KOBI5.COM - 2018-03-19 01:06:20

FBI Looking for Medford Resident Accused of Peddling Meth

Alberto Honojosa pleaded guilty in April of 2016 to charges including the possession of 50 or more grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Hinojosa was set to be sentenced on April 12, 2017. But in January of 2017, Hinojosa took a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada and did not return as planned.


Police Log: Man gives ride to women who said they're involved in a murder and on the run

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes. Douglas County sheriff 1:18 a.m. - Caller's girlfriend cut him with her fingernails in the 100 block of Klooster Lane, Days


Suspect in Grants Pass Car Chase Still at Large

UPDATE: The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) has released details on the car chase today, March 15. The suspect, 34-year-old Caleb Pratt, is still at large-and GPDPS say that he is armed and dangerous. Police received an emergency call today at around 2:00 p.m. from a resident in t


Dead man found floating in the Rogue River

GOLD HILL, Ore. - A human body was found floating in the Rogue River Thursday. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said just before noon, a citizen reported seeing a body floating in the water near Valley of the Rogue State Park between Foots Creek and Birdseye Creek. Deputies responded, launching a


Asian tapas at Taroko in Grants Pass

"Asian tapas" is a term I've heard enter the restaurant lexicon within the past few years. Open to interpretation, it perhaps implies fusion: Japanese, Thai, Korean or Chinese with Spanish cuisine. There's also an indication that items will be small plates, evoking Spain's tradition of snacking whil