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Jackson County man wanted in woman’s death

Portland, Ore.– A Jackson County man is wanted in connection with the death of a 24-year old Portland woman. Police say 28-year old Jesse Allen Lane should be considered armed and Dangerous. Columbia County Washington law enforcement say Lane is a convicted felon with an active warrant out for his arrest. He has brown...
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One person detained in menacing incident near school

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There were no shots fired in an argument between two people with guns on Friday morning that led to a Klamath Falls school being placed on alert. Police did take one person into custody, and Mills Elementary School was put on lockout for about ten minutes as a precaution.
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Local candidates to appear in public forum

Klamath Falls, Ore.– While the nation is popping popcorn in preparation for tonight’s first official presidential candidates debate… local candidates are preparing for a forum for candidates running for state-wide offices. The forum will be held at Oregon Tech’s student union building next Tuesday October 4th. Five candidates running for Oregon State Representative for...
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The Oregon Military Department, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management(BLM), celebrates National Public Lands Day, by cleaning up spent shell casings and other trash in the 31,300 acre Biak training site in Powell Butte, Oregon, on Sept. 23. The training area is owned by BLM and is leased by the Oregon Military Department for use in various training functions for the Oregon National Guard, but is also used by the central Oregon community for recreation. Amongst those participating in the cleanup is BLM, Oregon Army National Guard, the Oregon Youth ChalleNGe program and several local homeschooling families. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

Youth help with clean up of training site

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Youth Challenge and a host of homeschool families from Eastern Oregon worked with the Bureau of Land Management to celebrate National Public Lands Day over the weekend. The group worked to clean up more than 31-thousand acres of land leased by the Oregon Military Department in Powell Butte.
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Klamath County to add texting to 911 service

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You may soon be able to send a text to 9-1-1 in Klamath County when you have an emergency… and you aren’t able to talk. Officials with the Klamath Emergency Communication District tell the Herald and News that state money is paying for the upgrade, and the new system could be up and...
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Jeld-Wen workers reject union bid

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Employees at Jeld-Wen said thanks, but no thanks yesterday to efforts to unionize the door manufacturing plant in Chiloquin. According to a press release from Jeld-Wen… workers cast 137 votes… with only 52 votes in favor of organizing under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace union.
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Century Link plans company-wide layoffs

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Century Link announced plans this week to layoff more than 3-thousand workers, and some of those could be in Oregon. Company officials are restructuring because they’re losing money. According to an online trade publication, the Louisiana-based company isn’t targeting any specific market or division for the expected layoff off for as much...
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Prescribed burns scheduled for Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Today is the official first day of autumn… which also marks the beginning of the prescribed burn season. The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership plans to start with some prescribed burns in Klamath County. You many notice some smoke west of highway 97 between Chiloquin and Chemult as soon as...
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Klamath County poaching case under investigation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– On September 11, 2016, OSP was notified of a doe deer that had been killed and dumped on a side road near Doak Mountain in Klamath County. OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded and found a dead deer with it’s back straps removed and left to waste. Investigation revealed the deer was...
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Product Categorization Guide available for marijuana retailers

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has published a Product Categorization Guide as it works to organize and manage the state’s new marijuana industry. The guide is to help pot retailers define and classify products to help clarify tax and labeling requirements. Marijuana retailers can find the guide on the new Cannabis Tracking...
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