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Jury: Officers Justified in Shooting

Medford, Ore.– A Grand Jury says officers were justified in shooting and killing a mentally ill man who aimed a hunting rifle at Medford police after a 19-hour standoff. 49-year old Andrew Shipley allegedly shot his girlfriend’s dog before turning a gun on officers.
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Klamath County Library to Review New Budget

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Library Service District is getting ready to talk budgets with county commissioners. The Library is funded through a levy that was passed 15 years ago. The library’s proposed 4.16 million dollar budget would over operational costs for all 12 branches in the county for the next fiscal years.  The library...
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Mazama Senior Recognized for Community Service

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It started out as a simple volleyball game and a goal of raising money to help uninsured women in Klamath Falls get mamograms. On Friday, Mazama High School Senior Marissa McGinnis will be honored for her successful fund-raising campaign. Marissa will receive The Prudential Spirit of Community Award, an engraved silver...
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Shipping Investment to Help Oregon Businesses

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Governor Kate Brown today announced that a group of business proponents in the state are pooling together 300-thousand dollars to find new ways for Oregon businesses to export their goods overseas. The investment comes in the wake of the recent announcement that one of the world’s largest international shipping companies is...
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Irrigators Brace for Low Water Diversions

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Farmers along the Oregon-California border can expect to get just 65-percent of their normal irrigation delivery in light of a long-term drought, and almost non-existent snow pack. The Herald and News is also reporting that local wildlife refuges will get NO water in the coming the month.
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Snow Pack Report Could Herald Dangerous Summer

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Yes, we’ve been getting some snow in the mountains the past few days… but it’s too little… too late. there’s barely even a trace of the snowpack that we need in Northern California and Southern Oregon… New snowpack numbers from April first give little signs of hope for a turnaround… when...
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Military Mistress Wanted for Bad Checks

Klamath Falls, Ore.– On Oregon woman who made national headlines for her reputation for marrying military servicemen and stealing from them is back on law enforcement radar. This time, 39-year old Bobbi Ann House, aka the Military Mistress is wanted for writing bad checks in Oregon, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Marion County Sheriff’s investigators say...
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Brown Praises Proposed Ethics Legislation

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown said she supports a handful of bills introduced in the aftermath of the scandal that led to former Governor John Kitzhaber’s resignation. Brown said the three ethics bills have bipartisan support in the House and Senate.
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Washington Murder Suspect Arrested in Siskiyou County

Yreka, Calif.– US Marshalls arrested a Washington murder suspect in Siskiyou County early Tuesday morning. 30-year old Song Wang is the suspect in the March 31st murder of a woman who investigators say had suffered “obvious trauma”. Fire fighters found the body when they responded to a fire at an apartment in Bellevue. “This...
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OIT Considers 5% Tuition Hike

Klamath Falls, Ore.– OIT is considering a possible 5-percent tuition increase for next year for both its Klamath Falls and Wilsonville campuses. School officials met this week to discuss the proposal, saying that OIT needs to stabilize its operating budget, which is part of the reasoning behind the tuition hike. They say there are...
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