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Woman facing murder charge after body found at southern OR campsite
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:40:20 -0700

Oregon State Police say a 38-year-old woman has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of a man whose remains were found recently at a remote campsite.

Woman Indicted in Homicide Investigation
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:23:41 -0700

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.– A Josephine County woman is now part of a homicide investigation. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said a missing persons report came in on April 2nd. Oregon State Police said deceased remains were later found at a campsite in the Sunny Valley area, and are believed to be the same person. … Continue reading »

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 ...

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.

Woman indicted, arrested for murder in Josephine Co.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:14:19 -0700

Josephine County, Ore. -- Officials say 38 year-old Murphy resident Jacquelyn Novack was indicted and is in custody pending an appearance in Josephine County Circuit Court related to a homicide investigation. Investigators say remains of a man in his mid-30s were recently found at a remote campsite on April 9th in the Sunny Valley area. The remains have not been positively identified. Novack was ...

Southern Oregon farmers divided over GMO ban issue
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:11:15 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) â Two counties in Southern Oregon are headed for May votes on banning genetically modified crops â measures that divide farmers. The Legislature prohibited such local bans but made an exception in Jackson County, where a measure had qualified for a vote. ...

Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:37:28 -0700

High unemployment, and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. With cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.

Oregon County considers volunteer CSIs
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:48:13 -0700

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

Josephine County GMO Legalities
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:00:37 -0700

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. — The measure to ban genetically modified crops in Josephine County could be in for a bumpy ride if it gets passed in May. Even though it is legal to put the measure on the ballot, under state law it’s illegal to ban GMOs in any Oregon county except for Jackson. Whistling … Continue reading »

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:07:53 -0700

CITY OF ASHLAND TO DISCUSS TAP LINE TONIGHT ASHLAND, Ore. -- Ashland city leaders are planning to discuss funding for the s-called "tap line" tonight. The water line will bring water from Talent and Phoenix to the City of Ashland.  Originally, the project was going to cost just over $2 million. ...