Public Safety

Jacksonville food and beverage tax

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville restaurant customers could soon be paying more for a bite to eat.  A petition to add a meal tax is still in the works in Jacksonville. If passed, it would put a 5 % tax on food and …

Jacksonville surcharge for public safety

Jacksonville, Ore. — Jacksonville residents will soon be paying more for public safety. The city of Jacksonville has been looking for ways to increase funding for its police department. It is currently paid out of the general fund, but with increasing costs, …

15-year-old arrested over suspected school threat

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– Police in Grants Pass arrested a student yesterday after other students came forward claiming they overhead him on the bus considering shooting other students. According to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, police followed up with students and …

Sheriff reacts to public safety levy results

Josephine County, Ore. — Josephine County has been putting levies on ballots for years now, to try to help fund its public safety. After Tuesday night’s election, it finally has one levy that resonated well with 52% of the public – and passed. …