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Regional Arrests: Three accused of gang-related activity

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three people were arrested in Medford after allegedly taking part in a gang-related stabbing and riot earlier this month. A 16-year-old boy and two women are in custody on a variety of charges, including assault and rioting. The boy is thought to be the one who stabbed a victim, but missed vital organs in...
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Bandon midwife to be arraigned July 30

BANDON, Ore. — A midwife has been indicted on manslaughter charges going back to the death of an infant last year. Marcene Rebeck received the indictment last week and will hire an attorney. She is raising funds to do so. The infant’s reported cause of death was septis where the body has a severe...
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Relay for Life begins Friday night

On Friday, the lights around the track are going to be on at Henley High School. American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is an all-night event. Last year about $75,000 was raised for research programs and regional cancer treatment centers. Erika George with Relay for Life is anticipating a higher turnout with fundraising dollars...
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Rogue River man charged with animal abuse felony

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A man accused of shooting his bulldog “execution style” has been charged with a felony animal abuse. 27-year-old Jason King told Rogue River police that he shot his dog from a distance because it was attacking goats. The dog was found outside an area veterinary clinic. Police chief Ken Lewis...
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Report: Man injured in Moore Park bicycle crash

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A bicycle crash in Moore Park has a man in critical condition. Klamath County Fire District No. 1 battalion chief Scott Brainard told the Herald and News, Ken Huckins was riding his bicycle before he fell and may have suffered spinal injuries. The report says authorities took Huckins out of...
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Checkpoints uncover truck driver violations

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation set up checkpoints on Interstate 5 last week to audit commercial truck drivers’ driving hours. The results found nearly a quarter of those checked were driving on not enough rest. Checking drivers near Woodburn, Ashland and Roseburg, ODOT put 256 drivers out of service because of...
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Miss Oregon gives back her crown

PORTLAND, Ore. — Questions about her state residency has led the recently-named Miss Oregon to give up her crown. Rachel Berry lived in California before registering for an Oregon driver’s license a month before she was named Miss Willamette Valley, a preliminary event to the Miss Oregon pageant. She won that title in April. The...
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OSP makes arrests in eight-month investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police have arrested three people concluding an eight-month investigation. Cole A. Craig of Bend, Tyler S. Mitchell of Gold Hill and Spencer A. Greene of Sisters are facing charges in three counties. In a release, OSP said two senior troopers investigated after shot gate locks were discovered near mule...
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Fire burns 14 acres near Lower Klamath Lake Road

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A human-caused fire burned about 14 acres of land near Lower Klamath Lake Road early Wednesday morning. Klamath County Fire District No. 1 responded to the small fire around 1:30 a.m., but it spread up a hillside and District No. 4 and the Oregon Department of Forestry was called in. The...
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Dogs and driver tell Iditarod story

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Wednesday afternoon, 2008 Iditarod racer Liz Parrish was with her sled dogs, sharing her at Pelican Pointe. Parrish mushed the Iditarod to celebrate her 50th birthday and was injured during the race. Still, her dog team and her completed 1,000-mile-plus race. Find out more about Parrish’s story at lifethroughdogs.com.  
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