Sheriff’s Office Suspends Issuing Concealed Weapons Permits

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s office announced Wednesday that they  are suspending processing new concealed weapons permits until July 1st. According to a press release from the agency, SWP renewals are also on hold. No reason was given for pausing the service.
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One Dead in Officer-involved Shooting

Roseburg, Ore.– On June 14, 2016, at about 3:06 p.m., Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance with shots fired at 2306 Happy Valley Road, Roseburg. When Deputies arrived, they found a 19 year old female in the driveway who had been shot. The shooter was reported to be on...
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Two Dead in Head-on Collision

Stayton, Ore.– On June 13, 2016 at about 11:55PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a semi-truck versus passenger vehicle on Highway 22 near milepost 20 (just east of Stayton). A 1993 Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Highway 22 when it crossed over the centerline, striking an eastbound 2007...
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CalFire Suspending Burn Permits

Yreka, Calif.– While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Siskiyou County. This suspension takes effect June 20, 2016 and...
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State Unemployment Holds Steady

Salem, Ore.– Oregon’s unemployment held steady at 4.5% for the third month in May. Economists with the Oregon Employment Department say employers didn’t add many jobs during May… the state only saw about 12-hundred new jobs last month. The majority of those new jobs were in retail and financial services… while manufacturing lost 400...
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SOU Appoints New President

Ashland, Ore.– Southern Oregon University has named Dr. Linda Schott as the school’s next president. The SOU board of trustees voted unanimously to approve Dr. Schott for the role. She is currently president of University of Maine at Presque Isle, and will succeed Dr. Roy Saigo, who is retiring in July.  Schott holds a...
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Oregon Lottery Introduces New Scratch Game

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Lottery players now have a chance to win up to $100,000 playing the new Wheel of Fortune Scratch-it. “Wheel of Fortune is the latest entry into the Lottery’s ‘family of games’ Scratch-it offerings,” said Interim Traditional Product Manager Tina Erickson. “The Wheel of Fortune Scratch-it has been wildly popular throughout the...
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Car Break-ins Under Investigation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s office is investigating a string of car break-ins that happened over the weekend in the Altamont area. Several residents reported that cars were burglarized and valuables stolen. While most of the cars that were broken into had been left unlocked… some vehicles did have window broken. Law...
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FBI Monitoring Threats to LGBT Community

Portland, Ore.– The FBI in Oregon says they’re working with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to identify any threats to the LGBT community. They say at this time, there are no known or credible threats to any community or organization in Oregon, but encourages you to report and suspicious activity to law...
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Gov. Brown Orders Flags to Half-Mast

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-mast in honor of the victims of yesterday morning’s deadly massacre in Orlando Florida. She’s also asking state lawmakers to put tougher gun control restriction on the books, saying “We must take action to better protect community safety.”
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