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Klamath County Fire District No. 1 prohibits burning in area

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire officials in one Klamath fire district are advising its residents not to burn. Klamath County Fire District No. 1 announced on Monday, May 6,  that it’s prohibiting outdoor burning including burning yard debris and using a torch to burn weeds. Fire officials say a dry winter and warmer-than-average temperatures...
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Search continues for missing Oklahoma teen

BURNS, Ore. — An Oregon sheriff says another search for a missing Oklahoma teen came up empty on Saturday. Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup said rescuers returned to Steens Mountain to search areas cleared by melting snow. They found no sign of 19-year-old  Dustin Self of Piedmont, Okla., who told his family he wanted...
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Body of missing Medford man may have been found

MEDFORD, Ore. — The body of a Medford man that has been missing since December may have been found. A Rogue River man in search of firewood near milepost 9 of Upper Grave Creek Road told police that on Sunday morning he had found a vehicle that matched the description of the one belonging...
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Almost 100 chickens die inside Coquille feed store

COQUILLE, Ore. — A weekend fire at a Coquille feed store killed between 75 and 100 chickens. Employees believe the devices used to warm baby chickens may have caused the fire at the Milk-E-Way Feed and Trucking store Saturday night. The fire is still under investigation. The fire burned inside the store but left...
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Irrigation water from Rogue River Basin tributary may be cut off in June

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Water for irrigation connected to the Rogue River Basin tributary may be cut off by late June if late spring rain doesn’t help out with water levels there. The lack of rain this spring has left many basin creeks running at about a third of what they were running this...
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Woman alledgely stabs man in domestic disturbance

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A woman from Medford allegedly stabbed a man Saturday night and is now in jail. 25-year-old Sarah Turner was arrested for assault after the incident near Table Rock and Midway Road in what police are calling a domestic disturbance. The man Turner stabbed had wounds on his chest and his arm, and...
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Wildfires burn over the weekend in La Pine and Crane Prairie Reservior

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A wildfire that started on Saturday afternoon in La Pine was 75 percent contained as of last night. The fire started from a downed power line near Burgess Road and quickly spread to 168 acres due to the high winds that day. Some structures in the Crescent Creek Subdivision were...
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Umpqua tribe buys ranch next to site of Rogue Indian Wars

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon Native American tribe is buying a ranch near Medford that is next to the site of the Rogue Indian Wars that broke out in 1850s. The Umpqua Tribe’s plans with the property is to help diversify economic development in other avenues than casinos, like the one they...
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Drunk driving suspect sought in crash investigation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Linn County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Lebanon woman involved in a suspected drunken crash last year that killed a passenger. 39-year-old Janet Lee Reppy was the driver of a vehicle that crashed Oct. 20 on Santiam Bluffs Road near Jefferson. The crash injured Reppy, 21-year-old Tyler Adams of...
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Man turns himself in to authorities for molesting a child in his care

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man surprised officers yesterday when he walked into the Marion County jail and confessed to a crime. 35 year old Eddie Luter, of Salem, told a deputy that he had been sexually abusing a 12-year girl who lived with him and his wife.The man said the girl’s parents are...
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