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500 lightning strikes reported in Klamath and Lake county

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Over 500 lightning strikes were observed in Klamath and Lake Counties on Tuesday night. As a result, 20 fires started in Klamath County on lands managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry and Fremont-Winema National Forest. A reconnaissance airplane and firefighters on the ground are looking for more fires in...
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Amber Alert issued after San Diego murder suspect’s car spotted in Lakeview

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — An Amber Alert’s been issued here for the man suspected of murdering his girlfriend in San Diego, and allegedly kidnapping the  woman’s two children.  40 year old James Lee DiMaggio’s car was sighted in Lakeview at 2pm today. DiMaggio is reportedly driving a blue 2013 Nissan Versa with California license plates...
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Man dies in truck crash while working on Oregon wildfire

MERLIN, Ore. — A man working on the Big Windy fireline has died. 19 year old Jesse Trader from Albany was killed when he crashed his water truck after delivering water all night. Trader was just driving over to turn the truck in for the next person on the shift.  He is the second...
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Gay marriage rights campaign gets 42,000 signatures in just 12 days

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon says I Do campaign is getting an overwhelming response for signatures on their quest to get a same sex marriage initiative on the next ballot. After only 12 days the campaign has gathered over 42,000 signatures. Basic Rights Oregon, the organization responsible for the initiative have around 1,700 people...
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Klamath Falls City Schools board of directors considers school bond for Klamath Union High School

KLAMATH FALLS. Ore. — Klamath Falls City Schools board of directors began the conversation about putting much needed money towards a refurbished or completely brand new Klamath Union High School, and they considered a bond in the next elections. The bond would generate the money for the construction if passed in the 2014 or...
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Preliminary study complete on city owned utility

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The preliminary findings in a study on the feasibility of the city running the utilities here in the basin is complete. $32.2 million is what it would cost the city to buy out Pacific Power electric operations, and turn them over into the hands of the Klamath Falls. Pacific Power...
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Preliminary report on a city owned utility due out today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The city of Klamath Falls is holding a meeting today to discuss the preliminary findings in a viability study for a city controlled utility. The city is in the exploratory stages of whether it would be financially more feasible to run the utilities here in the basin, as opposed to...
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Teen bit by rattlesnake in Applegate

APPLEGATE, Ore. — The public is urged to use caution when handling snakes in the woods, after a teenager was bitten by a rattlesnake on Sunday. The boy picked up a snake in the Applegate area, and says he didn’t know it was a rattler until he saw the two holes from the rattler’s...
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Legistlation being pushed to control drone spy planes

WASHINGTON — Thousands of civilian drones are expected in U.S. skies, including Oregon, within a few years and there are concerns that they could be used to spy on Americans. Legislative efforts are being pushed in several states to regulate the unmanned aircraft. Varied legislation involving drones was introduced this year in more than...
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Crews continue to battle Douglas Complex fires

GLENDALE, Ore. — Crews continue to battle the Doulas Complex fire burning 7 miles north of Glendale. As of yesterday, the fire was reported at 15 percent containment, with over 2,300 firefighters working on the line. The fire has burned almost 35,000 acres, and was caused by a lightning strike on July 26th. Firefighters...
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