News in Grants Pass, Oregon

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Crimestoppers: Grants Pass Bike Burglary
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:12:58 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A bike shop burglar is on the loose. Grants Pass police officers say a burglar busted into the door at Jack's Spin Cycles and took a cash box. It happened a couple of weeks ago  just after midnight. The break-in damage costs about $500, but police do not think the cash box had that much money in it. ...

Despite public protest and four families willing to adopt him, dog named Riley euthanized by Oregon shelter
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:11:07 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The decision to euthanize a dog that had heartworm led to a protest at a southern Oregon courthouse. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the border collie mix named Riley died Friday at Josephine County’s animal shelter. Charlyn Witcher organized Monday’s protest, saying there was no need to kill Riley. […]

Fatal pedestrian/car crash under investigation in Grants Pass
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:50:51 -0800

Grants Pass, Ore. --- Oregon State Police troopers are investigating a fatal vehicle/pedestrian crash in Rural Josephine County. OSP says the incident happened north of Grants Pass at around 8:20 Monday night on Three Pines Road. Troopers responded to a call of a woman who had been run over by a vehicle on private property. Troopers believe alcohol may be a factor in the incident. The ...

Grants Pass High School Receives Grant
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:17:10 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass High School is receiving a Verizon Innovate Learning Grant to improve its already advanced computer science program. Verizon is giving the school twenty thousand dollars to help introduce new courses for the next school year. The school plans to implement an application creation course, a 3D design and modeling … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Walmart purse snatchers arrested
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:50:02 -0800

Grants Pass, Ore. --- Alert citizens are being thanked for helping locate two people who snatched a 73-year-old woman's purse. We first told you about the crime last Wednesday when an elderly woman at the Grants Pass Walmart had her purse snatched and was drug by the getaway car; she only had minor injuries, but the suspects got away. Using surveillance video, Grants Pass Public Safety narrowed ...

Euthanized dog sparks protest in Grants Pass
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:37:35 -0800

GRANTS PASS, ORE. -- C harlyn Witcher is one of a handful of citizens upset with Josephine County officials over the death of Riley, a border collie mix. The stray was found in December and was cared for by a local family. Through the power of social media, a permanent family was found, and funds were raised to help with any medical treatment. But on January 10, Riley ran off. She was eventually ...

Terrifying night for Grants Pass business owner
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:19:12 -0800

Grants Pass, Ore. --- Terrifying moments for a Grants Pass business owner, after a close encounter with a brazen burglar. The woman is using the experience as a lesson, to better protect herself and caution the public. Grants Pass realtor and owner of Designed to Sell, Susan Tokarz-Krauss was wrapping up the day at her 7th street office when something terrifying happened, “I was over here on the ...

Oregon's wandering wolf, OR-7, gets official pack status
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:35:11 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, is now officially the leader of his own pack.

Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:05:12 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks.

Man Arrested for Abusing 9-Month-Old
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:32:15 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man is facing charges after alleged child abuse against an 9-month-old boy. On Wednesday at about 5:45 P.M., officers with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to a local doctor’s office for a report of possible physical abuse of a baby. According to officers, a preliminary investigation indicated … Continue reading »