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Forming Plan for Air Emergency Response
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:14:49 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– The Josephine County Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to map out and allocate air ambulance resources. Commissioners met Tuesday night to talk about response options between Oregon Lifeguard and Mercy Flights for emergency situations in Josephine County. The plan for mapping is based on emergency responses with the closest aircraft … Continue reading »

Mercy Flights is Out Josephine Co.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:14:47 -0700

O’BRIEN, Ore., — The roughly 1300 Mercy Flights members in Josephine County will no longer see a blue and white helicopter overhead in an emergency. Instead a red and white helicopter baring the name Oregon Lifeguard will respond. Dr. Martin Hill is the advising physician for AMR which provides ground transportation in an emergency. Dr. … Continue reading »

Grants Pass man wanted on attempted murder charges located, arrested
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:41:52 -0700

Update (9:05pm March 26, 2015) : An updated press release from the Oregon State Police indicates Stephen Bryce Murphy was located and arrested at around 5:45 pm Thursday evening. Murphy is now in the Josephine County Jail held on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, four counts of Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief in the ...

Man Arrested for Grants Pass Shooting
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:44:42 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police have arrested the suspect at the center of a Tuesday night shooting in Grants Pass. Troopers said 21-year-old Stephen Bryce Murphy was arrested late Thursday night. He is now lodged in the Josephine County Jail on several charges, including attempted murder. At 7:13 pm on Tuesday, March 24th, … Continue reading »

911 to new heights
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:13:19 -0700

Justin Matthews/KTVL.com MEDFORD, Ore.-     Josephine County Emergency Medical Services along with other medical agencies, will meet at the Illinois Valley Fire District for a public meeting. E.M.S is presenting why the current policy for air ambulance is crucial to get patients to safety. ...

News10 Afternoon News Break March 16
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:27:59 -0700

1. Police say a body recovered in Lake County is that of a man who has been missing for over a month. Oregon State Police say a couple came across the body yesterday afternoon. 44-year-old Spencer Giesea had been missing since Feb. 13, the day his motorhome was found burned to the ground about 30 miles west of Lakeview. ...

Grants Pass man gets 20 years for assaulting toddler
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:12:51 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for seriously injuring his girlfriend's 2-year-old child. Paul Reyes pleaded guilty in January to charges of assault and criminal mistreatment. He was sentenced Wednesday in Josephine County Circuit Court. ...

U.S. Forest Service firetruck, ATV's stolen overnight, found near Cave Junction
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:03:08 -0700

Cave Junction, Ore. -- The Josephine County Sheriff's Office needs your help after somebody stole three U.S. Forest Service vehicles out of their Cave Junction office. The Forest Service fire engine was found Friday morning on a remote road southwest of Cave Junction, the vehicle stuck and contents pilfered. Two ATVs are still missing. Sheriff Dave Daniel says they were stolen from their garage ...

Josephine County starts background checks in the purchasing of firearms
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:44:27 -0700

Grants Pass, Ore. --- Josephine County is joining Jackson and other counties around the state, in their position on background checks for firearms. Josephine County commissioners say they approved a resolution Wednesday, March 11th. The resolution reaffirms what the county charter says about background checks. The move is a preventative step by several counties in Oregon, should new legislation ...

News10 Afternoon News Break March 5
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:42:59 -0800

1. A deadly crash this morning along Highway 199 on the way to the coast. It happened at the agriculture station at the Oregon-California border. The Illinois Valley Fire Department says a vehicle hit the ag station and rolled. The driver was killed. California Highway Patrol is investigating. ...