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October 6, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Oregon boy severely hurt in ‘mailbox baseball’ game

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass police say a 16-year-old boy suffered severe head injuries playing “mailbox baseball,” which usually consists of smashing mailboxes from a moving vehicle. But, police said Sunday, when a motor-home passenger picked an additional target and whacked a telephone pole, his metal bat flew backward and hit the boy…

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July 21, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Custody fight starts car chase between parents

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A custody dispute sparked a high-speed chase between a mother and father in Oregon. Police say that a 21-year-old mother attempted to ram her children’s father off the road during the chase in Grants Pass on Saturday. But missed and ended up crashing into a power pole, causing a widespread outage. The…

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October 7, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Inmates briefly take control of part of Oregon youth prison

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Authorities say 11 inmates rioted at a youth prison in Southern Oregon, taking over a portion of the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility in Grants Pass for several hours. Superintendent Ken Jerin told the Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/19vEFPS ) that one guard had to barricade himself in an office…

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September 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Oregon girl stays on 911; police catch burglar

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — When a man broke into a Grants Pass house over the weekend, a 14-year-old girl went into a drill she’d practiced with her family: Get a description. Call 911. Hide. Police say the man knocked on the front door and rang the doorbell Saturday morning, and then pulled a screen from…

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June 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Assault rifle goes off, Ore. child killed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has been killed and a woman wounded in Grants Pass after an assault rifle went off, firing a burst through the ceiling. Police say a 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday night on charges of manslaughter, assault and illegal possession of the gun. Police described Jon Andrew Meyer…

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