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Medford brothers arrested for impersonating police

MEDFORD, Ore. — Twin brothers who co-own a Medford security business have been accused of impersonating police. Medford police say 29-year-olds Jason and Donald Libby were arrested last week in connection with the January incidents. Police say Jason Libby handcuffed a man who used the bathroom but did not bring any clothes to the...
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Death penalty repeal discussion starts this week

SALEM, Ore. – A House committee takes up Gov. John Kitzhaber’s plea for a public vote on repealing the death penalty this week. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will hear public testimony on a measure that would ask voters in 2014 whether to amend the state constitution with a death-penalty ban. The measure doesn’t...
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Two arrested following body discovered behind warehouse

COOS BAY, Ore. — The Coos County District Attorney says a man’s body was discovered behind a warehouse and two have been arrested on a murder charge. 34-year-old Jesse Nathan Hayes suffered multiple injuries to his head and body, including hematomas to the brain, according to Fraiser.  The body was found behind a warehouse...
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Whooping cough diagnosed in Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A case of whooping cough in an infant has been officially diagnosed in Klamath County. Klamath County Health Department Director Marilynn Sutherland revealed the case of pertussis in the area and the department will investigate for other cases as the infant was in Klamath County School District daycare. Whooping cough is...
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Facebook plans another data center in central Oregon

PRINEVILLE, Ore. — The social media giant Facebook has announced plans for a third data center on its central Oregon property.  The newest structure will be a “cold storage” computer server center, where media not needed immediately by users will be held. The center will keep photos, videos and posts not needed everyday. Facebook...
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Investigators say olive oil, sanitizer combo caused fire that burned K Falls girl

PORTLAND, Ore. – Investigators say an unusual combination of hand sanitizer, olive oil and static electricity likely caused an accidental fire that burned a young patient at Portland’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Oregon State Fire Marshal Mark Wallace said Wednesday that little Ireland Lane had used an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The girl’s father has said she...
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Jackson Co. set to fire 66 law enforcement workers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Amid contract talks, Jackson County has given 66 law enforcement workers notice they’ll lose their jobs in four weeks. Sheriff Mike Winters says some of those layoff notices could be rescinded if the county and the Sheriff’s Employees Association agree on a contract. Winters says the cuts he foresees would eliminate...
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Ore. gas prices up in last week, but still lower than national average

PORTLAND, Ore. — The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in southern Oregon is $3.72, according to the latest report from the AAA auto club. The average price statewide is $3.64, which sits 11 cents below the national average. In the last week, the average has risen seven cents and in...
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Klamath Falls girl burned in fire possibly started by sanitizer

PORTLAND, Ore. — An 11-year-old Klamath Falls girl was burned after a fire started in her hospital room, possibly started by static electricity igniting hand sanitizer. The incident happened at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the state fire marshal is investigating.  Ireland Lane suffered third-degree burns to 18 percent of her body in the Feb....
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Collision closes Klamath Falls-area roadway

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Late Tuesday morning, the Oregon Department of Transportation sent a notification that Highway 140 was closed near the intersection with Highway 39 “due to crash involving multiple vehicles.” ODOT spokesperson Peter Murphy MyBasin.com News has left a message with the Oregon State Police regarding the condition of those involved in...
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