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Ballots may be printed in foreign languages

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– Some Oregon election ballots could be  printed in a language other than English under a bill introduced in Salem this week. House Bill 3506 would require Oregon to provide voting materials in other languages in counties where either 5 percent of the population or 10,000 people speak a primary language other...
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Marion County Jail on lockdown

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Marion County Jail is still on partial lockdown today following an incident yesterday. Three jail pods are still in lockdown after inmates in those units became belligerent at dinner time. The disturbance started at 2 p.m. when an inmate was seen trying to place something in the jamb of...
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Morning News Updates – 5.3.2013

Here’s the latest updates from the Newstalk 1150 KAGO newsdesk:
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Suicide rates nearly double in Oregon compared to the rest of the nation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — New research is showing that suicide is on the rise in the US, but that trend is increasing here in Oregon faster than the rest of the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported shows Oregon saw a 49.3 percent increase in suicides among men and women aged...
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Two alarm fire burns near Ashland

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A two-alarm fire burned several acres near Ashland Thursday afternoon. Four acres burned at the corner of East Butler Lane and East Valley View Road near the south Ashland exit because a smoldering pile of debris flared up, and caught the grass nearby on fire. Fire crews responded and quickly...
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Ashland trail vandal gets jail time

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A former Jackson County psychiatrist who set booby traps on mountain-biking trails outside Ashland apologized to his victims and the community Wednesday before being sentenced to 30 days in jail. Jackson Tyler Dempsey said he still was trying to figure out why he strung nylon cords between trees and dragged...
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Eugene man going to prison for sexual abuse

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Eugene man has been convicted of sexually abusing two international students at the University of Oregon. 35-year-old Christopher Mack faces more than six years in prison at today’s sentencing. Mack was found guilty following a non-jury trial. Officers reported that a man approached a female student near the Matthew...
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Timber equipment vandalized in the Ashland Creek watershed

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. –A log loader used for thinning trees in the Ashland Creek watershed was covered with graffiti and its gas tank was contaminated last weekend. Crew members discovered the graffiti Monday morning and operated the loader for about an hour before it broke down, postponing work for the day. After replacing filters...
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Man caught driving drunk twice in one day

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Corvallis man didn’t learn his lesson the first time he got busted for drunk driving the other day, so he got behind the wheel less than two hours after being stopped and arrested the first time. 40-year-old Juan Jose Mejia Gutierrez had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 when...
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Shooter stocked up on ammunition just days before attack

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The man who killed two people and wounded another at a suburban Oregon mall bought more than 100 rounds of ammunition and magazines to carry them in just days before the December attack, according to a sheriff’s report released yesterday. 22 year old Jacob Roberts fired into crowds of people...
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