News in Grants Pass, Oregon

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Grants Pass business closing after 27 years
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:04:17 -0800

By Molly Trotter/ GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- After 27 years in Grants Pass, a business is closing for good. One-of-a-kind artwork came to life at Fiberoptic Lighting. "We've done a lot of stage signs for people like Travis Tritt, Tony Bennett and we even made something for Ringo Star one year," Hyla Lipson of Fiberoptic Lighting said. ...

It's the climate: Rapper works the streets of Grants Pass
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:40:50 -0800

His aspirations of fame and fortune might seem a bit lofty for someone who says he's living on the streets, but L.V. White says he is willing to work side jobs and keep his energy up in pursuit of his dream.

Grants Pass Traffic Crash Victim Dies
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 11:02:18 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A pedestrian victim of a traffic crash from a week ago has died while being treated for his injuries. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety reported on November 28th that 63-year-old Mark Steven James was struck in the area of NE 9th Street and the railroad tracks by a vehicle … Continue reading »

Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:37:35 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber produce

Security cameras stolen in Grants Pass
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:09:27 -0800

Grants Pass, Ore. --- Grants Pass police are seeing a rash of security camera thefts stolen from outside businesses. Police have yet to pin down a motive, but believe the thieves are looking for quick cash possibly for drugs. Police are warning home and business owners to keep security cameras high-up and out of reach, security camera systems typically range from $200 into the thousands ...

Grants Pass police now equipt with body cams
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:09:50 -0800

Grants Pass, Ore. --- Camera technology is also helping police in Grants Pass, two years after a pilot project to have police use body cameras. At a cost of about $500 each these cameras replaced older camera technology which used to be attached to police tasers, now each uniformed officer can wear a body cam during their shift to act as a second set of eyes. We can show exactly what happened ...

Grants Pass police search for next of kin to homeless man who dies after being struck by vehicle
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 17:16:18 -0800

Grants Pass police continue to search for the next of kin of a homeless man who was hit by a motorist on the day after Thanksgiving and subsequently died at OHSU hospital in Portland.

Power Outages in Grants Pass
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:32:20 -0800

(UPDATE at 5:50PM) GRANTS PASS, Ore.– There are about 500 people without power in areas of Grants Pass and Selma right now. Pacific Power said it is because of a transmission interruption. They said they are not sure when all the power will be back online. There are also reported outages in Coos Bay and Coquille. … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Welcomes New Officers
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:02:09 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Public Safety is adding three new officers to its staff in the coming months. Sunday was Officer Charlie Carnahan’s fourth shift. He’ll be in training for 16 to 20 weeks. He’s already been to the police academy and is a military veteran. Carnahan said he has to complete four … Continue reading »

Teen admits killing 2 at Oregon hunting cabin
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:32:35 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 15-year-old who shot and killed his foster father and another man at a remote Oregon cabin in 2012 never meant to kill anyone and never should have been around loaded guns due to his lack of maturity after years of abuse and other problems, a defense lawyer says.