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Coyote contest ruling

Judge rejects bid to stop coyote-killing contest PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Harney County has rejected an attempt to postpone a coyote-killing contest that’s scheduled for this weekend. The Animal Legal Defense Fund says the annual event violates state gambling laws and asked the judge Friday to issue a temporary restraining order...
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Senate panel introduces gun control bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Senate committee has introduced a bill that would require background checks when guns are sold or transferred to someone who isn’t a relative. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the move in a party-line vote on Friday. Their decision will allow the measure to be considered when the legislative...
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Health officials warn of a Listeria infection

Portland, Ore. – Oregon health and agriculture officials are issuing a warning about a type of cheese from Mexico believed to be tainted with Listeria and responsible for sickening an infant in December. The newborn baby lives in Clackamas County and became ill in late December. Physicians with the Oregon Health Authority Public Health...
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Police Citizens Academy taking applications now

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Police Department is now accepting applications for its 8th Citizen’s Academy. The Citizens Academy was created to provide citizens with a comprehensive view of police operations. Successful applicants will learn from veteran police officers how components of the Klamath Falls Police Department functions. The Citizen’s Academy will...
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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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