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Power saws banned in local forests

The Oregon Department of Forestry has issued a ban in light of the dry conditions in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, and other local forest areas. As of this week personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws in the forest. This includes the Fremont-Winema National Forest, BLM’s Lakeview District and U.S. Fish...
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House oks HIV transplants

WASHINGTON, Ore. — A U.S. House of Representatives committee voted unanimously last week to go ahead with a bill that would allow transplants with organs taken from people infected with HIV. This is being done so there are more available organs in the United States for the thousand of people that need them. The...
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Klamath County wants state to take over mental health care in the basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County commissioners want the state to take charge of the county mental health care program here as soon as possible. Employees on staff have been reduced considerably from 30 to 10 people on staff in a gradual move to turn the services over to the state. They hope to...
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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair needs volunteer help

TULELAKE, Ore. — The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is currently seeking a people that want to help out during the fair this year. Officials at the fair need someone to deliver ice to the food vendors during fair-time. You would be working September 4-8, delivering ice to the fair vendors and maintaining a record book...
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Oregon expands warrantless searches

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals has expanded the scope of warrantless vehicle searches in a ruling this week. The decision adds to a controversial area of state law that has increased police powers considerably since it was first started in the 1980s. Oregon law permits police to search operable vehicles without...
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Shootout in Bly under investigation

BLY, Ore. — Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Bly. Officers says a man in a pickup pulled up to another man’s yard and started a fight. Investigators say the man in the truck pulled out a gun, and the property owner did too. Then both started firing at each other....
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Vehicle drives into water on Highway 140

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A car went into the water way on Saturday off of Highway 140 near the Wocus boat ramp. 24 year old Jennifer Smith and 25 year old Christopher Marchman were able to unstrap the 10 month old child they were traveling with get out of the vehicle before the car...
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West Nile virus found in Oregon

ONTARIO, Ore. — It’s been almost a month since the first mosquitoes were found that tested positive for West Nile virus in Oregon. This is the earliest start to the season ever. The virus was found in a bird, and that means that it’s likely people wil now start getting the virus. The bird,...
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Another suspect caught in Operation Trojan Horse

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — One more suspect in the Operation Trojan Horse drug bust has been caught. 29 year old Margarito Vasquez-Flores was pulled over in his pick up, andarrested without incident. He was charged with racketeering stemming from the alleged Mexican drug cartel activities of him and the others that were arrested in...
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Arson suspected in fires on Highway 66, public’s help needed to find suspects

  KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff’s Department needs the public’s help in the wake of several arson fires in our area. Four fires, that officials believe were set intentionally on Hwy 66, started last Sunday around 1:30pm. The fires were within 300 yards of each other, and located in a ditch...
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