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Fake OLCC Agent Busted In Eugene

Eugene, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department, with the help of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission took a suspect into custody last Thursday.  27 year old Marshall Nicholas Hladun was suspected of impersonating an OLCC liquor agent at liquor licensed businesses.  Hladun is being charged with felony coercion, misdemeanor attempted coercion, and unlawfully carrying...
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23 Year Old In Josephine County Arrested On Sex Crimes In Jackson County

Josephine County, Ore. – We’re just learning this morning that on Thursday, April 27th, detectives from the Oregon State Police contacted Wesley Allen Healer in Jackson County and arrested him on a felony warrant for alleged sex crimes. Healer was taken into custody without incident and is being held at the Jackson County Jail....
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“We Can Not Cut Our Way To Prosperity” says OIT’s President Dr. Nagi Naganathan

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Yesterday with a little help via Skype, there was a special meeting of the Oregon Tech Board of Trustees Executive Committee. They were meeting to consider recommending that the OIT Board approve fees and tuition for the academic year 2017-2018.  OIT President Dr. Nagi Naganathan opened the meeting and then...
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Governor Brown Addresses PERS Costs

Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Governor Kate Brown announced plans to address Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) costs along with state employee compensation bargaining and debt collection. This, combined with the cost containment measures announced last week, will reduce the overhead costs of state government and increase the efficiency of essential services. “The state’s budget...
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Jackknifed Semi Blocking One Lane Close To The CA Border

UPDATE  At 8am, ODOT is reporting that one lane is open and one lane still blocked with a jackknifed semi.   I-5 Southbound milepost 3, south of Siskiyou Summit. Expect delays until cleared back up clears. Deicer is down but use caution this morning traveling over the summit due to slick road surface.  =====...
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Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony In May

Salem, Ore. – Next Tuesday May 2nd, the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony is taking place. The event is one that the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is proud to host every year in partnership with Oregon C.O.P.S. and Oregon’s various statewide law enforcement associations. The memorial honors 183...
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City Employee Reportedly Burned In Geothermal Line Incident

Klamath Falls, Ore. – On Wednesday April 26th, a Klamath Falls City worker was reportedly burned with scalding water during maintenance on a geothermal line. The name of the employee has not been released, I reached out to a Klamath Falls City representative but they were not able to make a statement at this...
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National Signing Day For Lost River Seniors Next Tuesday

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Lost River is hosting its first National Signing Day Celebration next Tuesday, honoring all seniors who choose to sign on to college or the military. Jen Johnson. Lost River ASPIRE coordinator and organizer for the event says “I am very excited about Lost River’s National Signing Day celebration. I feel...
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32 New 9-1-1 Operators To Graduate From Oregon Public Safety Academy Friday

Salem, Ore – The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 104th Basic Telecommunications Class. Members of Basic Telecommunications Class #104 include Dispatcher Mikayla Shave of the Klamath 9-1-1 Communications District. Also 31 others including Jaron Martindale from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and...
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KCC Wildland Academy Registration Deadline Next Monday May 1st

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Coming in May, Klamath Community College is offering a 2 week Wildland Fire Academy. Students who complete the Academy will receive a certificate from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and will be ready to seek work with wildland firefighting agencies and private contractors. Wildland firefighters are tasked with combating...
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