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Black Bear Sighting Prompts Warnings

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in conjunction with the Salem Police Department is issuing a bear sighting notice to the residents of West Salem. There were several reports of residents spotting a black bear cub over the weekend. The bear acted very timid and has avoided people when seen....
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United Way Donations Help Weed Community in Recovery

Weed, Calif.– The Weed Community is getting some help in its efforts to rebuild after last September’s devastating wild fire. The United Way of Northern California last week donated 5-thousand dollars to the College of the Siskiyous to help pay for tools, equipment, and building materials for a construction class at the college. The...
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New Regulatory Overreach Makes Unlikely Partners

Washington, DC– Oregon Representatives Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden are both on the same side of an environmental issue— opposing a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to give itself broad regulatory powers over water in United States puddles and ditches. Jan Meekcoms, Director of the Oregon chapter of the National Federation of...
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Gilchrist Man Charged in May Multi-State Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Gilchrist man was transferred to the Klamath County jail Monday afternoon in connection with a high speed chase that happened last month. 38-year old Cort Frederick Lae is charged with attempted aggravated murder, reckless driving, and other charges after he tried to ditch Klamath County deputies during a chase that...
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Klamath Falls Man Rescued 4 Hours After Serious Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is alive after being stuck in his wrecked car for more than four hours. It was a group of mushroom pickers that found 55-year old Vernon Eugene Nealy’s car near Keno Access Road between Keno and Ashland. The Herald and News reports that one of the mushroom...
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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 234th Engineer Company stand in formation as they are welcomed home during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

Oregon National Guard Troops Home from Kuwait

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown was on-hand over the weekend to welcome home about 180 Oregon National Guard members from an 11-month deployment. Most of the troops from the 234th Engineer Company out of 1249th Engineer Battalion headquartered at Camp Rilea are from Prineville. The soldiers went through pre-deployment training at Fort Bliss in...
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One Dead in Police-Involved Shooting in Josephine County

A Josephine County man died over the weekend after a confrontation with police. Oregon State Police say they responded to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance in Wilderville Friday night. Shots were fired… and when the dust settled… 55-year old Robert Box was injured. He later died at Three Rivers Medical Center in...
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Missing Airman Found Dead at Crater Lake National Park

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Authorities at Kingsley field say an active duty F-15 pilot was found dead at Crater Lake National Park over the weekend. Military officials reported that 24-year old 1LT Steven Vo failed to show up for duty Friday morning. MSG Jennifer Shirar said Park Rangers found Vo’s car on Saturday… the located...
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Klamath Falls Man Arrested Again on Incest Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested this week for violating probation by moving back in with the adult daughter he fathered two children with. 49-year old Eric Lee Gates faces three charges of incest. The relationship between Gates and his 25-year old daughter has made national headlines. He didn’t meet his...
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KBREC Offers Workshop for Dementia Caregivers

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you’re caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or another similar dimentia disorder, you might want to consider signing up for a free workshop designed just for you. It’s called Challenging Behaviors of Dementia— preventing and responding. It’s a week from today at KBREC, and runs from 10 to noon....
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