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Cigarettes to Blame for Garage Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators say a cigarette may have started a fire that destroyed the garage of a home on Cottage Street last night. Fire fighters managed to keep the fire from spreading to the house or other structures. According to a press released from Klamath County Fire District One, the residents had been...
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Turkle Back in Custody

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The former Lake County Sheriff’s deputy who ran off with a teenaged girl in April is back in jail after contact the sex assault victim. 42-year old Kenneth Turkle will likely face additional charges for violating conditions of his release.
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Bryant Fire Now 800 Acres

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You can probably tell by the smoke plumes… the fire on Bryant Mountain is growing quickly. At last report, it was up more than 800 acres. Rod Nichols with the Oregon Department of Forestry said the fire is at Zero Percent containment, as crews struggle to get a line around the...
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Bryant Fire Thursday Afternoon
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Bryant Mountain Fire Grows to 150 Acres Overnight

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A fire on Bryan Mountain grew to 150 acres overnight. The Oregon Department of Forestry responded to blaze at around 2:00 yesterday afternoon. It’s about ten miles southeast of Bonanza, but the smoke could be seen from all over the basin. Officials with the South Central Oregon Management Partnership say no...
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ODFW Issues Hunting Tags

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife posted results for big game hunting tags on its website. If you applied for a controlled hunting tag, check here. You will need your hunter/angler ID #. 
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More Charges Filed in Operation Gold Card

Klamath Falls, Ore.– More charges have been filed in connection with Operation Gold Card, the sweeping investigation into a food stamp fraud ring that was based out of Klamath County. A grand jury handed down additional indictments this week against the three ring-leaders of the of the scam. Jose Moreno-Hernandez, Rafael Oretega-Vargas, and Severo Toro-Castellon...
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Hood River Fire Nearly Contained

Hood River, Ore.– Fire fighters with the Oregon Department of Forestry say a fire that broke out early yesterday morning south of Hood River ended up burning only about twelve acres of land. It was originally thought be a 50-acres blaze. It’s expected to be contained early this evening.
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Drought Woes Expand in the State

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Governor Kitzhaber is adding more counties to the drought emergency list. Grant, Josephine, and Wheeler counties are among those that the Oregon Drought Council has recommended be given additional resources due to dry conditions. Klamath and Lake counties were declared drought emergencies earlier this year. 
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Tulelake Council Selects New Mayor

Tulelake, Calif.– A new man is at the helm of the Tulelake city council, according to a report in the Herald and News. Former Mayer Randy Darrow JUST survived a recall effort, but an annual reorganization of the council led to him stepping down as mayor. He remains a member of the city council....
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Few Jobs, but Better Jobs

Salem, Ore.– Oregon unemployment increased slightly in May, up to 6-point-nine percent from April’s adjusted 6-point-8 percent. At a press conference this morning, officials with the Oregon employment department said more people have gone from working part-time to working full-time. The number of workers being underutilized has dropped more than 3-percent over the past year....
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