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Oregon’s Fire Danger – Extreme

Salem, Ore. – The state’s Fire Danger has officially gone up from High to Extreme. The Oregon Department of Forestry says while fire season has so far started out as expected they are anticipating it to ratchet up as we head into what is typically the hottest, driest and least humid month of the...
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Modoc Fire at 40,000 Acres

Yreka, Cal. – The Modoc July Complex fires are at about 40,000 acres. In total the group of fires is 40% contained with more than 1,400 personnel working the fires, which were sparked by lightning. There are more meetings today and if you want to watch them, the Forest Service has to trying to...
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CPL Jessica Ellis

Memorial sign to honor fallen Lakeview soldier

A sign to honor a Lakeview High School graduate who died in combat will be unveiled next week. CPL Jessica Ellis was part of the 101st Airborne Division based out of Fort Campbell Kentucky. The Army Medic died when her convoy hit an IED during her second deployment to Iraq in May of 2008....
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Merkley floats health care amendments in wake of GOP overhaul attempt

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley announced Wednesday that he’s filed more than 100 health care amendments to counteract those filed by the GOP this week. Republicans are hoping to kill Obamacare and replace it with something else. A second attempt to repeal the 2010 health care legislation was defeated yesterday, with seven GOP senators voting...
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Wildfire 2017

Fire danger level to rises to Extreme ahead of the weekend

The fire danger will be elevated to “Extreme” July 28, 2017. Additionally the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will be increasing to Level 3 within lands under the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership and Public Use Restrictions are also being implemented in several areas. Both the IFPL 3 and Public Use Restrictions go into...
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Medford nurses to rally in support of contract talks

Nurses in Medford plan to hold a rally Thursday to push for improved staffing at ASANTE Rogue Regional Medical Center.   The nurses are represented by the Oregon Nurses Association, who are meeting tomorrow with a federal mediator along with managers from the hospital as they try to come to an agreement on a...
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Man who died in Highway 140 collision identified as Central Point man

Oregon State Police say the man who died in Sunday night’s head-on accident on Highway 140 West was a 79-year old Central Point man. According to a police report, Wally M. Larson was behind the wheel of a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban headed east on the highway, when he tried to pass another vehicle in...
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David Wayne Caldwell, 33, was arrested in Yreka Monday morning.

Yreka man on the run arrested Monday morning

A man wanted for escaping from the Siskiyou County Superior Court in Yreka on Friday is back in custody. According to a press released from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year old David Wayne Caldwell Junior was arrested at 9:21 AM Monday following a 3-day manhunt. He was found hiding in a trailer at...
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One dead in head-on crash on 140 West

One person died… several others were hurt in a head on accident on Highway 140 west Sunday night.     Witnesses say a Suburban tried to pass another vehicle, at about 9:45 PM… and crashed into a motorhome. One person  died at the scene… as many as 5 occupants of the motor home were taken...
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Washington man arrested with drugs on Highway 97

A Washington man faces drug charges after a traffic stop on Highway 97, about 2 miles south from La Pine. Oregon State Police say troopers stopped a 2006 Porsche Cayenne the afternoon of Thursday, July 20, 2017. Based on a number of unspecified “criminal indicators”, Troopers asked 58-year old Moises Sanchez Alcaraz consented to...
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