No charges in Grade Fire

Yreka, Calif.– CalFire investigators say the Grade Fire that destroyed 5 homes in Lake County, Calif., was caused by an arc from an electrical extension cord that ignited dry grass. On August 24, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. CAL FIRE responded to a wildland fire off Hwy 263, two miles north of Yreka City. The...
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Rape charges dropped

Lakeview, Ore.– Rape charges against two men arrested nearly a year ago were dropped… after one of the victims told investigators that she made the whole thing up. Two 17-year old girls initially told police they were taken from a Walmart Parking lot to a home in Christmas Valley were they drugged and sexually...
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New trial date set for suspect in tribal murders

Alturas, Calif.– The trial for a woman accused of shooting and killing several tribal members during a disciplinary hearing in February of 2014… is scheduled to face a jury in mid-November. Cherie Rhoades is accused of killing four people, including three family members, and trying to kill two others in Modoc County. Rhoades has...
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Four hurt in motorcycle accident

Burns, Ore.– Burns, Ore.– Four motorcycle riders were hurt yesterday in a multi-bike wreck on Highway 20 east of Burns. A group of 7 motorcyclists from Iowa were riding together, when one of them swerved to avoid hitting some wood in the road. A 64-year old man was critically hurt… flown to a Bend...
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Sheriff’s Office confiscates thousands of illegal pot plants

Yreka, Calif.- The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has been busy… seizing more than 66-hundred illegal marijuana plants in over a dozen raids over the past month. According to a press release, the agency has also confiscated illegally-owned firearms, thousands of dollars in cash, and hundreds of pounds of processed pot, along with several Honey...
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Man arrested for stealing thousand in cash, jewelry from mom

Klamath Falls, Ore.–A 24-year old Merrill man faces up to 10 years behind bars after Deputies say he stole more than 47-thousand dollars worth of cash and jewelry from his mom. Jose Luis Garcia-Gonzalez was arrested Tuesday night after the victim reported the theft of a lockbox. He’s charged with felony aggravated theft.
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Bundy asks to wear boots to trial

Portland, Ore.– Ammon Bundy wants to wear cowboy boots to his trial. Last month, the US Marshal’s Service sent an email to the men preparing to stand trial for their role in the 41-day stand-off at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, saying they would not be allowed to wear ties, bows, belts, shoelaces, or...
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Fred Meyer adds Medford store to on-line shopping

Portland, Ore.– Fred Meyer is expanding its online grocery order program into Medford. The retailer rolled out its order-on-line-pick-up-at-the-store service about a year ago at a handful of Portland-area stores. A handful of new stores are adding the Check List service… including the one in Medford.
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FBI conducts growing number of background checks

Washington, D.C.– More Americans are buying guns. The FBI shows that they’ve seen a 6-percent hike in the number of background checks they’ve performed for firearms purchases in the U-S. Some of that increase could be the result of increased background check regulations. The FBI says it conducted 1.8 million backgrounds checks across the...
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Klamath Falls business wins money in national contest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls business was awarded a 10-thousand dollar grant as part of a national online contest. Tashi Handmade Naturals was one of more than a thousand businesses that entered a contest.. and ended up in third place. The store is using the funds to expand its product line, and making...
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