News in Grants Pass, Oregon

Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:45:32 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year’s budget, they said that funding won’t return. Last August, the days of cite and release ended in … Continue reading »

Woman indicted in campsite slaying
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:56:59 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A Southern Oregon woman has been indicted on a charge of murder in the slaying of a man whose body was found at a remote campsite. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that 38-year-old Jacquelyn Kelly Novack of Murphy was indicted Friday on charges of murder, tampering with evidence and being a felon in possession of a firearm. She was arrested two weeks ago in Eugene ...

Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:52:24 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops. Ban supporters say pollen from fields of genetically modified organisms can contaminate organic farms, and they are worried about use of the herbicide Roundup, which GMO ...

Grants Pass man arrested for rape of minor
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:58:16 -0700

Joseph Calderon allegedly sexually abused a girl between the ages of four and 12.

Grants Pass Man Charged for Sex Abuse
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:14:56 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 37-year old man from Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Tuesday for rape and sexual abuse allegations involving a female who was a minor at the time of the alleged offenses. At about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, OSP detectives arrested Joseph A. Calderon and lodged him … Continue reading »

Grants Pass man arrested, charged with sex crimes
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:07:54 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A Grants Pass man was indicted on multiple sex crime charges after an investigation into allegations he sexually abused a young girl several years ago, according to Oregon State Police.  Joseph A. Calderon, 37, is accused of sexually abusing a young girl when she was between 4 and 12-years-old, according to police. ...

Grants Pass Police searching for attempted kidnapping suspect
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:01:14 -0700

Grants Pass, Ore. -- A warning Thursday from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety after a possible attempted abduction. Police say the incident happened Thursday morning on the 2400 block of Leonard Road around 7:30am. Police say a suspect asked a child if she wanted a ride, the girl refused and the driver took off. Police continue to have a heavy presence in school areas. The suspect is ...

New Cardiology Clinic Set to Open
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:01:00 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Providence is expanding services to Josephine County for the first time. Patients will no longer have to commute to Medford to see a cardiologist. This May, a new cardiology clinic will open in Grants Pass on Northwest Hawthorne Street. Basic services for heart health will be offered, and some patients may … Continue reading »

County considers volunteer crime-scene specialists
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:34:03 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Josephine County Sheriff's Office in Oregon is understaffed and desperate for help, so authorities are mulling whether to turn to local volunteers to help process crime scenes.

Bus Route to Link Grants Pass & Medford
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:16:23 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some Grants Pass residents depend on the bus routes to get to and from work or school. Now there’s a possibility a route could expand down I-5 into Medford. Riders got off the bus in Grants Pass Tuesday afternoon, headed in a variety of directions. “Work, doctor’s appointments, any other appointments, … Continue reading »