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Medford finds homes that may have lead pipes

Medford, Ore.– The Medford Water Commission is testing water quality at 15 homes after an inspection of water meters found that the houses could have lead pipes. The Medford Tribune reports that inspectors looked at more than 300 water meters in the city, and have started excavating streets around those homes to search for...
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OSP breaks ground on fallen officer memorial

Flag Day, June 14, 2016, was celebrated with the groundbreaking for the long awaited Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial. The memorial is located in front of the Public Service Building on the Capitol Mall. The groundbreaking was organized by White Oak Construction, the company chosen to construct the memorial. Oregon State Police (OSP)...
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Two die in Highway 97 accident

La Pine, Ore.– A 10-year old Idaho girl was one of two people who died in a head-on wreck last night on Highway 97 south of La Pine. The girl was a passenger in a car with her parents and 8-year old brother… when an on-coming car crossed the center line and hit the...
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Oregon lawmakers consider increase in bottle deposits

Salem, Ore.- State lawmakers are hoping that a hike in the bottle deposits will encourage more of us to recycle. For at least the past three years… less than 80-percent of bottles are being recycled and the 5-cent per bottle deposits returned the when the containers are taken to recycling centers. Next month… lawmakers could...
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One life-flighted following rollover wreck on 140E

Klamath Falls, Ore.– At least one person was seriously injured in a single car accident on Highway 140 East between Dairy and Klamath Falls yesterday morning. The wreck was first reported shortly after 6 Sunday morning near the intersection with North Poe Valley Road. According to scanner traffic… at least one person was ejected...
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Ashland Woman Dies in Highway 66 Accident

Ashland, Ore.– An Ashland woman died in an accident Friday afternoon along Highway 66. Oregon State Police say 27-year old Lauryl J. Lockwood was headed toward Ashland when she missed a turn in the road, and rolled her sedan in a field. She was thrown from the car and died at the scene. (Photo:...
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OIT Offers Scholarships to UCC Shooting Victims

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Tech is offering free tuition for any Umpqua Community College students who were in the building when a gunman entered the Roseburg school and started shooting. 9 victims died in that shooting back in October. OIT President Chris Maples says 85 students have been offered waived tuition. So far… three...
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Feds approve funds for fire fighting, fire mitigation

Washington, D.C.– Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has passed a funding bill that will help rural communities in Oregon. The funding is multi-faceted… and includes 4.5 million dollars to help overcome Klamath Basin water disputes… and 10 million dollars to help prevent wildfires in the state…...
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WWII Memorial Removed During Construction

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County School District yesterday removed the plaque on a World War II Memorial that sits on the Henley Complex… handing it over the to the Klamath County Veterans Service Office for safe-keeping until a new monument to display the plaque can be constructed… once upgrades are made to the...
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Pony Fire just one of several lightening-caused blazes

Yreka, Calif.– Major lightning storms occurred during the nights of June 5 and 6, 2016 in Siskiyou County. As a result, ten wildfires started on the Klamath National Forest. Seven of the fires, occurring near Happy Camp, ranged in size from 0.1 acres to 2 acres. Thanks to aggressive efforts by firefighters the Lower,...
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