Inmate dies after being taken to a Salem-area hospital

Salem, Ore.– An inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary has died. 27-year old James Howland was taken to a Salem-area hospital on Friday… where he died yesterday afternoon. He had been in prison for just under 2 years, on vehicle theft charges out of Marion County.
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Night flying exercises scheduled for this week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Expect some activity up above starting tonight… The 173rd Fighter Wing starts four days of night flying exercises late this afternoon. The exercises are scheduled to start at 4 and run through 10PM. The majority of the training will take place in airspace east of Lakeview where pilots can fly without...
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Former Sky Lakes nurse pleads guilty to grandmother’s death

Bend, Ore.– A former Sky Lakes Medical Center nurse has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree manslaughter. 45-year old Angela Judd had admitted to a counselor that she smothered her 92-year old grandmother to death with a pillow on New Year’s Eve. A judge earlier this month rejected a motion to have the confession tossed...
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Patridge accepts City Manager job in Medford

Medford, Ore.– All that’s left now is a vote of approve from Medford’s city council, as Klamath County District Attorney has reportedly reached an agreement on a contract to take the job as Medford’s City Manager. The Mail Tribune is reporting that Rob Patridge has agreed to take the job, with a base salary...
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Klamath Falls man arrested for domestic assault

Klamath Falls, Ore.– 22-year old Jeffry Michael Vinson faces several charges, including Criminal mischief, domestic assault, and interfering with the victim trying to stop the victim from calling police. Investigators say a neighbor called 911 when they heard Vinson and a woman arguing at a home on Pleasant at around 2:20 Friday morning. Vinson...
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Initiative hopes to boost graduation rates in Oregon

Salem, Ore.– Oregon voters will the get the chance in November to decide whether high schools in the state should get extra money to help hike the state’s graduation rate. If approved, Oregon high schools would receive 800 dollars per year per student to pay for college-level or career-oriented courses, tutoring services, and other...
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Walden pushes for removal of wolves from endangered species list

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) says his plan to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list has been approved by the U.S. House by a vote of 223-201. “Oregon’s wolf population has grown by more than 40 percent, and yet we have this divided management strategy in the federal...
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Arrest made in connection with April murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 31-year old woman has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Klamath Falls man back in April. Lisa Anne Marie Petchell… also uses the alias Lisa Gunn. She was arrested yesterday on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. She’s suspected of shooting and killing...
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Oregon business launch campaign to fight initiative

Salem, Ore.– Oregon businesses are going on the offensive… putting up millions to fight an initiative to hike business taxes. The group of 3-thousand individuals, organizations, and businesses is campaigning under the name, “Defeat the Tax on Oregon Sales”. If passed, initiative petition 28 would add a 2.5% tax on all sales of wholesale goods...
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Governor to visit Central Oregon

Bend, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown visits Bend and Redmond Wednesday, to talk about how communities can get ready for natural disasters like major wildfires and earthquakes. Fire experts encourage everyone to make sure you have at least 30 feet of defensible space around your home.  
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