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Death Toll Rises to 24 in Washington Mud Slide

Oso, Wash.– At a press conference last night… Snohomish County officials say they’ve recovered 2 additional bodies, and located 8 others. Once recovered… that will bring the official death toll to 24 after a massive landslide north of Seattle. No survivors have been found. More than one hundred people are still missing or unaccounted for. 
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Utah Men Face Drug Charges in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore.– Two Utah men were arrested in Lake County after Oregon State Police found 10 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop over the weekend. 33-year old James Clark from Salt Lake City, and 40-year old Daniel Keener from Magna, were pulled over for a traffic violation on 140 near Adel. Troopers found the...
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Natural Gas Line in the Works

Klamath Falla, Ore.– Construction could soon begin on a natural gas line that would run through Klamath County. The U-S Department of Energy gave conditional approval this week for a plan to transport  natural gas to Coos Bay through a connector line in Malin. The project is estimated to cost about $7 Billion, and...
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Trial Date Set for Atchley

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Chiloquin man who led law enforcement into an hours-long stand-off following an intense man hunt last month, will go to trial on April 23rd. 22-year old Cylise Dayne Atchley is accused of breaking into at least four homes, and has pleaded not guilty to 12 charges in connection with the crime...
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Pacific Power Creates New Basin Post

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Pacific Power has created a new position in response to the recent controversy regarding the possible creation of a public utility district in the Basin. Longtime Klamath Falls resident Todd Andres starts his new position as regional community manager based out of KFalls. Officials with Pacific Power said the utility heard...
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Safe Deposit Box Contents Up for Auction

About 1400 lots, ranging from diamond rings to baseball cards, will be offered for sale at a public auction in White City, near Medford.  Every year the Department of State Lands, which manages the state’s unclaimed property program, receives hundreds of boxes, envelopes and packages containing the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes. Financial...
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Minnesota Man Arrested on Highway 97

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Minnesota man was arrested on Hiway 97 north of Madras yesterday after state police discovered 31 pounds of marijuana in his car. 31-year old Danile Vagle was stopped for a traffic violation. The street value of the pot estimated at about $75,000.
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Unemployment Down in Klamath County, Stable in Lake County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The number of Eastern Oregonians finding and keeping jobs has improved slightly. The Oregon Employment department released county unemployment numbers Monday. In Klamath County, unemployment dropped three-tenths of a percent, from 9.7 percent in January to 9.4 percent in February. It’s a significant improvement over last year’s 11.3 percent. Lake County held...
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Energy Council May Dissolve

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Energy Advisory Council meets tomorrow, and is expected to discuss whether to dissolve the organization. The group was formed to pave the way for the a public utility district, with the intention of buying electricity infrastructure from Pacific Power, and having the county provide power to the Basin. Klamath...
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Injunction Prevents Chiropractor from Practicing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls Chiropractor will no long be allowed to administer chiropractic services after the Klamath County Circuit Court handed down an injunction yesterday. Christopher McCutcheon is accused of not having a license to practice chiropractics, and of harming patients with what the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners calls an “aggressive...
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