Teens Held on School Shooting Plot

La Grande, Ore.– Two LaGrande boys have pleaded not guilty to charges of planning mass violence. The teens were arrested last month after officers were tipped off about a possible Columbine-style massacre being planned for the school. Both teens are being held in Walla Walla. A judge yesterday denied their request to be placed under...
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Ballot Returns Expected to be High

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Ballots aren’t due to be returned to elections offices across the state until next Tuesday, May 17th… but elections officials in Klamath County are already seeing ballots returned in record numbers. Klamath County Clerk Linda Smith tells the Herald and News that today her office will start opening and counting the more than...
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California Man Charged in Amtrak Incident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A California man is being held in the Klamath County Jail after Oregon State Police say he pulled the emergency break on an Amtrak trail near Crescent Lake Junction Saturday… after trying to steal a bag from a passenger… and threatening the train’s engineer. 31-year old Michael Joseph Garcia-Logue hopped off the train and ran into the...
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Overturned Chocolate Trucks Clogs I-5 Traffic

Grants Pass, Ore.– No one was hurt… but lots of chocolate was at risk… after a semi truck carrying a load of chocolate up I-5 toppled over just south of Eugene. Oregon State Police say the truck drifted to the right shoulder, damaging more than 300 feet of guardrail before rolling over. Both northbound lanes were closed...
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Washington Governor Asks Guard to Prep for Forest Fires

Olympia, Wash.– Washington State Governor Jay Inslee is asking the Washington National Guard to get trained up now to prepare for the coming fire season. Inslee has direct the guard to work with the state Department of Natural Resources to get up to 250 soldiers trained to help with fire lines this summer.  
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Lake Siskiyou Body Identified as Missing Man

Yreka, Calif.– The body found floating in Siskiyou Lake on Sunday has been identified as a New Mexico man who had been reported missing last month. 21-year old Darion Lee Spirit Sparrow Lucero was last seen on April 9th, when he tried crossing the north fork of the Sacramento River to get to his campsite....
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Sheriff’s Office Gearing Up for Seatbelt, DUII Blitz

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is getting geared up for Memorial Day weekend in a few weeks. Thanks to a more than 19-thousand dollar grant… the agency is able to step up patrols, looking for drunk drivers over the holiday weekend. The agency will also hold a seatbelt enforcement blitz starting May 23rd....
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Retail Consultants to Visit Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls will soon host a site selectors conference— a meeting with consultants who are hired by companies that are looking to expand to new markets. It’s all part of the effort to bring new retail businesses to the Basin. City Manager Nathan Cherpeski says sometimes…one of the key steps in betting businesses...
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Marijuana Use Could Decrease Lifespan

Swedish Researches say their recent study of 50-thousand men found that guy who smoked pot heavily were more likely to die before the age of 60. They say it may not be the marijuana itself that leads to an early death, but the increase in the rate of lung cancer and accidents that also...
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Inmates Train Dogs in New Prison Project

Pendleton, Ore.– Inmates at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton are taking part in a new program that allows them to take care of and train puppies… turn the animals into service dogs. Joys of Living Assistance Dogs brought 6 puppies to the prison… where they’ll live for 18 months. The inmates spend time training the...
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