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Reward increased in search for escaped inmate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A reward for information about an escaped Jackson County inmate is now $6,000. Authorities continue to investigate leads regarding Bradley Monical, who was awaiting trial in March for a 2010 Ashland bank robbery. The sheriff’s office said Tuesday they’re canvassing the nearby areas. Investigators say Monical stood on another inmate’s shoulders...
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Klamath National Forest auctioning equipment

The Klamath National Forest is selling vehicles and other items in an internet auction. It has already started and ends on Dec. 3. The auction includes trucks, a SUV and a gas tank and all the bidding is done online. Public viewing of the available equipment goes through Nov. 30 until 3 p.m. on...
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Black Friday in the Klamath Basin

Black Friday 2012 is in the books – and in the pocketbooks. Cory Edmondson of Viewing the Basin recaps this year’s Black Friday.
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Less Thanksgiving roadway deaths and DUII arrests

The 2012 Thanksgiving holiday resulted in less fatalities and DUII arrests on Oregon roadways. Two Thanksgiving Day incidents resulted in deaths – a Portland man who was hit by a car on SE 82nd Avenue and a 44-year-old Elgin man in a crash at the intersection of Highway 204 and Summerville Road. The total...
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State park permits drop $5 for December

Oregon State Parks are reducing parking passes for the 26 state parks and the coast passport by $5 for the month of December. Normally $30, the passes are now $25 starting Dec. 1 through the end of the month. The pass normally costs $5 per day.
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Winter Driving Tips

Keep safe this winter season by following these winter driving tips.
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Several Oregon ski areas open on Thanksgiving

Skiers and snowboarders should be excited. Mount Bachelor will be open Thanksgiving day. The ski area reports 12 inches of snow in the last 48 hours and now the mid-mountain depth is 38 inches. The Pine Marten Express, Sunshine Accelerator and Skyliner Express will be open to start. Tubing also begins Thursday. Timberline Ski...
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Police seeking information in deer wasting

BEND, Ore. — Oregon State Police wildlife officers are seeking information on those responsible for shooting and wasting four deer in the Kotzman Basin area southeast of Bend. A hunters group is offering a maximum $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Senior Trooper Andrew Menlow says two people filming winter range...
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Hwy 58 crash takes life

LOWELL, Ore. — A two-vehicle crash on Highway 58 has left one person dead. 46-year-old Lori Jean McNamara of West Fir was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash near Lowell. Her car was struck by an SUV that crossed the centerline. That vehicle was driven by 38-year-old Traci Lynn Akers, who was...
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Bomb threats called to 17 counties statewide

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of the entire Klamath County Courthouse and Government Center Monday afternoon was also called in to 16 other courthouses in Oregon. Oregon State Police officials they don’t know of any suspicious packages found following the threats on Monday, and the State Police bomb...
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