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Cops shoot, kill Grants Pass resident during suspect search

Sep. 23, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Grants Pass police killed a resident this week while chasing a suspect from a city park into a neighborhood after a suspicious-activity call, according to Oregon State Police. Police responded to the call around 8 p.m. Monday and came upon a suspect, who...

Man pleads guilty to breaking windows at Planned Parenthood

Sep. 19, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who broke windows and security cameras at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southwestern Oregon because he opposed abortion has pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Devin Kruse, 27, of Grants...

Fire threatening over 7,000 structures in southwest Oregon

Aug. 30, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

GALICE, Ore. (AP) — The Rum Creek Fire in remote southwest Oregon has burned nearly 18.75 square miles (49 square kilometers), is threatening thousands of homes and is only about 1% contained. As of Tuesday morning, the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center said 5,035 homes...

Firefighter hit by tree and killed in southern Oregon

Aug. 19, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A firefighter working a blaze in southern Oregon has died after he was struck by a tree on Thursday, officials said. The Oregon Department of Forestry and Bureau of Land Management confirmed the death of Logan Taylor, 25, in a Facebook post. The agency said...

Sheriff: Man starts wildfires, detained by locals in Oregon

Jul. 26, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who reportedly ignited wildfires in a remote, forested corner of Oregon was apprehended by three local residents and tied to a tree until police arrived, a sheriff said Tuesday. Federal, state and county authorities responded to a radio call Monday from a...