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Douglas Fire Complex officials warn of scammers trying to take advantage of fire victims

GLENDALE, Ore. — Firefighters working on the Douglas Complex want you to know about a scam. Crews say people are going up to neighbors there and saying the area is being evacuated. Firefighters say thieves do this so that when you leave they can steal your stuff. Douglas Complex Fire command wants to remind...
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The American Red Cross offers incentives to boost blood donations

The American Red Cross will ensure supplies are ample for Labor Day weekend and beyond by providing incentives to blood donors. Those who donate blood or platelets between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 will have the chance to win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards. Also, everyone that shows up to donate...
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Les Miserables ends its run at the Ross Ragland Theater

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– The summer production of Les Miserables wrapped on Sunday to a sold out crowd at the Ross Ragland Theater. Mark McCreary was pleased with the run and the turnout by the residents here in Klamath Falls. The theater is currently in the process of deciding on their next big production.
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Hundreds turn out to pay respects to fallen firefighter in Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — Hundreds turned out over the weekend to pay their respects to the fire fighter that died when the water truck he was driving rolled over last week. About 400 people attended the memorial in Albany for 19 year old Jesse Trader, a 2012 West Albany graduate, that died last Tuesday fighting...
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Douglas Complex fires get help from heavy rain

GLENDALE, Ore. — Recent rainfall and humidity helped firefighters working on the Douglas Complex fires over the weekend, and the complex is now 48 percent contained. The fire has burned through 44,411-acres 7 miles north of Glendale, and the saw Saturday afternoon helped the firefighting effort. A fire camp at Glendale High School got...
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Man life flighted after car crash

BEND, Ore. — A driver was life flighted from the scene of an accident on Saturday afternoon on Highway 31 near Highway 97.  An SUV driven by 33 year old Jeffrey Rutledge from LaPine, was on Birchwood Road when he went to make a turn onto Sun Forest Drive and for some reason he...
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Head of Republican party steps down after only six months on the job

BEND, Ore. — The head of Oregon’s Republican party has stepped down. Suzanne Gallagher resigned as chairwoman of the Oregon Republican Party after only six months on the job. Gallagher faced a recall vote at this weekend’s party convention in Bend, which is when she announced her decision. Party members accused Gallagher of mishandling...
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Klamath Falls soldier injured in Afghanistan has died

BETHESDA, Md.–A soldier from Klamath Falls that was fighting in Afghanistan has died. 26-year-old Nickolas Welchman died from injuries he received when his unit was attacked in July. Welchman was on his first deployment in the Army, and  had been transported to recover in Bethesda, Maryland to recover. Three other soldiers also died in...
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Salmon River fire 16% contained

SALMON RIVER — The wildfire near Salmon River continues to torch more and more acreage, and fire fighters only have the fire 16% contained so far. Over 1000 men and women have been working on the fire that started on July 31st, and the rain yesterday helped to get a better defense line around...
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George Takei and others join fight against proposed fence through Tulelake Internment Camp

TULELAKE, Ca.– George Takei from Star Trek fame has joined the fight against a proposed fence that was to be build through the Tulelake Internment Camp. A large coalition has stepped forward, including Sulu who was interred at Tulelake when he was a small boy, to voice their disapproval with the fence. The Tule...
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