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Big food donation for the food bank

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Lake Counties Food Bank got a much needed donation yesterday. (Niki Sampson comment – for 12 years Sherm and Wanda and their son Steve have been our after Christmas angels, delivering a full semi truck full of food staples. These are staples that fill the gap of items...
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Animal rights groups want to stop coyote-killing contest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Animal rights groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a coyote-killing contest scheduled for this weekend in sparsely populated southeast Oregon. The Animal Legal Defense Fund contends the annual event violates state gambling laws. The organizer says it’s a game of skill, not chance. Last year, 20 teams of hunters competed in...
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Name released in highway 97 traffic crash

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Thursday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 97 near Chiloquin in Klamath County. The crash resulted in the death of an elderly Fresno, California man whose name is released in this update.  According to Sergeant Cliff...
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Rollover near Wagontire

Wagontire, Ore. – One person was injured and approximately ten cattle died as the result of a rollover traffic crash Wednesday afternoon involving a truck pulling a trailer loaded with cattle along Highway 395 about one mile north of Wagontire in Harney County.  According to Sergeant Brian Williams, on January 15, 2014 at approximately 12:33 p.m., a...
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Single vehicle fatal accident near Chiloquin

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Thursday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 97 near Chiloquin in Klamath County. The crash resulted in the death of an elderly man whose name is withheld pending confirmation of next of kin notifications. ...
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Injury accident near Summers Lake

Summers Lake, Ore. – A Salem man received minor injuries Thursday morning after losing control of his pickup and rolling onto its top on an icy stretch of Highway 31 about 8 miles southeast of Summer Lake in Lake County.  According to Senior Trooper Jason Hansen, on January 16, 2014 at approximately 8:50 a.m., a 2010 Dodge...
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OLCC measure

Salem, Ore. –  (AP) A bill to maintain Oregon’s state liquor monopoly but allow sales in large grocery stores has some legislators worried. The measure comes from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. It’s billed as a hybrid that doesn’t go as far the privatization that grocery chains want. The grocers are working on a...
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Coyote killing contest this weekend

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A coyote killing contest is scheduled this weekend in Eastern Oregon. The Bend Bulletin reports the event near Burns is called the JMK Coyote Hunt, and this year’s event is the eighth. Last year, 20 teams of hunters killed nearly 150 coyotes. Oregon doesn’t regulate coyote hunting. Sponsors say contests...
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Lawmakers grill Cover Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State lawmakers grilled the leader of Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange about whether Cover Oregon’s technology and reputation can ever recover from widespread problems with its online enrollment system. Several Republican lawmakers asked if it’s time to drop Cover Oregon and have the federal government run Oregon’s exchange instead, as it does for 36 other states. Cover Oregon’s acting...
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Local company aides in search

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The bodies of all five victims of a December plane crash have been recovered from the mountains of central Idaho. Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess tells the Idaho Statesman that the last of the victims was recovered Wednesday afternoon. The wreckage from the Dec. 1 crash was located Friday by...
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