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Grants Pass man dies after one-vehicle rollover

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash west of Grants Pass. 36-year-old John Noveske died Friday evening after he failed to negotiate a curve, struck two large boulders and rolled in his SUV. The incident occurred on Highway 260 west of Grants Pass. Noveske was the owner of a...
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Kinglsey Field night flying set for next week

Night flying operations begin again next week for the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field. The exercise is a critical skill for F-15 student pilots and is part of their course curriculum. Most of the training will occur in the military operating airspace to the east of Lakeview where pilots can fly without lights....
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Boy Scouts offering free tree removal through Saturday

Christmas tree pickup is available free-of-charge through Saturday thanks to Boy Scout Troop 71. It is the ninth straight year the troop has offered free haul away of trees, although a $5 donation is requested. The troop uses the funds for events during the year. To schedule a tree removal through the troop, call...
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Touch-and-go landing attempted at Chiloquin Airport

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — Two people were uninjured Tuesday afternoon when their plane received minor damage attempting a touch-and-go landing on the snow-covered Chiloquin Airport runway. A Cessna 182 attempted a touch-and-go landing at Chiloquin Airport Tuesday afternoon on the runway which was closed due to about 18 inches of piled up snow, according to...
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Police seek help in Klamath Falls jewelry theft

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls Police are seeking the public’s help with a theft at Main Street Jewelry this weekend. About 8 p.m. Sunday night, the suspect forced his way into the building on Main Street and took a substantial amount of fine jewelry. He’s described as a white male and young. NBC-2...
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OSP makes New Year’s Day arrests for DUII

SALEM, Ore. — Klamath Falls-based officers made two DUII arrests during the Oregon State Police’s increased enforcement efforts for New Year’s Eve. Both Klamath Falls Area Command Office arrests came after midnight and were part of the 39 total DUII arrests throughout the state during the period. 26 arrests occurred between midnight and 6...
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2013 Ore. minimum wage increase takes effect

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s new minimum wage is $8.95 per hour. The pay rate increased on Tuesday with the start of the new year, as it did in many states. Residents of Washington state were the most fortunate with its wage going up by 15 cents an hour to $9.19 even though it already...
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KBRA renewed for two more years

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement was renewed by all 24 signatories on Monday.  The extension allows supporters another two years to try to get Congress to pay for it. Indian tribes, local governments, irrigation districts, salmon fishermen and conservation groups all agreed to renew. The agreement calls for the removal...
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Power Outages in Southern Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore. -  Over the weekend, there were several power outages in Southern Oregon and Northern California Friday morning, geothermal customers in Klamath were without heat for a few hours. City crews are waiting for parts before they are able to finish the repair. after a joint that absorbs pipe vibrations sprung a leak,...
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Health Survey about Klamath and Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore. - A high rate of smoking has helped make Klamath County one of the unhealthiest counties in Oregon. A report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked Klamath 31st of the 33 Oregon counties. The numbers show that 25-percent of adults in Klamath County are smokers. Statewide that number is 16-percent. Similar...
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