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OSP continues Chemult death investigation

CHEMULT, Ore. — Oregon State Police are continuing its investigation into the death of a 52-year-old man who died after losing consciousness. Donald Brent Smith died after reportedly acting erratically before entering the apartment of a pregnant female. In the apartment, the woman’s father George Gray and three adult males approached Smith and physically...
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Butte Valley students win major livestock ribbons

TULELAKE, Calif. — This weekend, it’s the Tulelake Butte Valley Fair and on Thursday, the gates opened with the pay-what-you-can admission policy. Full story from Viewing the Basin‘s Cory Edmondson On the fair’s first day, the 4-H and FFA members were hard at work in the livestock barns. Butte Valley FFA Adviser Jim Shanks says...
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Oregon HEAT program helps needy families

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nearly $400,000 was raised during this year’s Oregon HEAT program from Pacific Power. The electric company includes envelopes twice a year or a donation program for its customers to help raise funds for those in need of energy assistance. The program aided over 2,300 households in Oregon. Pacific Power recommends customers...
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Gun fire prompts arrest in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Gun fire alarmed neighbors over the weekend, prompting police to come to the residence, but all the subjects fled before their arrival. After an investigation, 18-year-old Joel Levi Mcelrath was arrested the next day, charged with unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct. According to a release from Klamath...
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Construction closures begins next Monday

Construction begins next Monday in Klamath Falls causing closures of two areas. North 11th Street from Upham to Pine and South 11th Street from Klamath Avenue to Commercial Street will be closed. Crews will be grinding and inlaying the portions and a detour around the work zone will be in place. The work is...
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Goff fire passes 21,000-acre mark

CALIFORNIA — The Goff fire in Northern California is now more than 21,000 acres and 31 percent contained. Crews continue working on the northern perimeter. The efforts are to prevent the fire from burning past the Applegate River’s Butte Fork. The fire is now a month old and has 22 engines and 29 hand...
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Padres take series from Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Cameron Maybin stole a win from the Los Angeles Dodgers and gave the San Diego Padres a series victory over their NL West rivals. Maybin robbed Matt Kemp of a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning after Carlos Quentin put San Diego ahead with a sacrifice fly, and the Padres beat...
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Klamath Co. authorities investigating Chemult death

CHEMULT, Ore. — Authorities are investigating the death of a man following his odd behavior on Highway 97. The man died near a gas station after passers-by restrained him when they saw him behaving erratically. Oregon State Police and the Klamath County district attorney’s office are investigating the death of the 52-year-old man who crossed and...
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Suspicious package closes Governor’s office

SALEM, Ore. — A suspicious package left at the State Capitol Tuesday prompted a brief closure of the Governor’s office. A 48-year-old Salem man is now in protective custody for a mental evaluation, but has not been arrested according to Oregon State Police. Troopers responded to the package just before 11 a.m. and asked...
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Fort Klamath steer dies from anthrax

FORT KLAMATH, Ore. — Anthrax has been confirmed as a Klamath County steer’s cause of death and now state officials suspect it was the reason two others from the herd died also. Officials discussed their findings late last week after discovering its first animal anthrax case in nearly five decades. The steer died August...
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