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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Body Found in Lake

Yreka, Calif.– A body was found in Lake Siskiyou Sunday. Crews recovered the man’s body and will perform an autopsy to determine how he died. His name has not been released.  
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Woman Injured, Cited in Wrong-Way Crash

Grants Pass, Ore.– A Hazmat team from Medford was called out to a head-on wreck on Interstate 5 yesterday morning to check for leaks after a tanker carrying Hydrochloric Acid was struck and damaged. None of caustic acid was released from the tank. Oregon state Patrol says 27-year old Ashley Whipple was driving south in...
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KID Board Members File Complaints

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A couple of Klamath Irrigation Board members have filed complaints against some of their fellow board members, as well as the KID’s legal staff. The Herald and News is reporting that board member Dave Cacka and Greg Carlton have filed complaints with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and Oregon State Bar,...
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Klamath Falls Man Arrested on Drug, Explosives Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at approximately 7:30 am, Klamath Falls Police Officers investigated the allegation of an assault that had occurred at a residence in the 300 block of S. Eldorado Avenue. Information had been gathered from a 28 year-old, female, victim that Theodore “Ted” Mcosker had argued with her...
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