Multi-vehicle collision closes Highway 140

ODESSA, Ore. — A multi-vehicle collision on Highway 140 that was blamed on black ice closed the roadway for several hours yesterday. The early morning crash involved at least two vehicles. Both lanes were shut down so emergency crews could clear the accident.
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Animal rights group sues to stop killing of barred owls

SACRAMENTO, Ca. — An animal rights group has sued to stop the federal government from killing barred owls in the Northwest, a plan put in place to save to spotted owl. The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento by Friends of Animals. It states the plan by the U.S. Fish...
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Appeals court uphold killing sea lions

SALEM, Ore. — An appeals court has upheld killing sea lions that eat too many salmon. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had told NOAA Fisheries Service it needed to do a better job of explaining why it was authorizing the killing of dozens of sea lions, which are protected by the Marine...
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Milk tanker truck crashes into barrier pole downtown

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. –A milk tanker truck crashed downtown yesterday, tying up traffic for several hours. The truck was carrying around 20,000 pounds of milk in its tank when it took a corner too sharp at Main Street and Spring Street and hit a pole. Crews unhooked the trailer, and hauled the tanks away...
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Wrong way driver causes back up on I-5

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A wrong way driver caused a major back up on I-5 yesterday morning after crashing into a car, then leaving the scene of the accident. Around 6am 49 year old Sergey Zhura from Grants Pass got on I-5 headin south in the northbound lanes. Zhura’s van then clipped a car...
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Oregon is one fo the worst states for keeping registered sex offenders under supervision

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon has one of the worst records in the country for following federal standards intended to keep registered sex offenders under supervision. The state has become a haven for offenders dodging stricter rules in other states, and one reason may be because the state is two years behind entering names into...
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Oregon’s prison population drops

SALEM, Ore. –The latest projection of Oregon’s prison populations shows inmate numbers down by 500 over the next two years because of changes made in the 2013 legislative session. The forecast is a dramatic shift from one six months ago which projected a rising prison population over the next decade and said the growth...
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Man hit on the side of the road near Hyatt Lake

HYATT LAKE, Ore. –A man was seriously injured after he was hit by a vehicle near Hyatt Lake Road. Authorities got a 911 for a man down on the side of the road at Highway 66 near Hyatt Lake Road.  45 year old Richard Conley from Alaska was found by the Greensprings Fire District...
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Crater Lake employees furloughed during government shutdown

CRATER LAKE, Ore. –Nearly 300 people are being laid off at Crater Lake National Park as a result of the federal government shutdown. Two snowplow drivers, and law enforcement and emergency medical personnel will keep working. The entrances to the park are barricaded, and guests at Crater Lake Lodge and campgrounds have 24 hours...
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Justice Department isn’t going to press charges in Oregon Employment Department probe

SALEM, Ore. — The Justice Department is not going to press charges after a six-month probe into the Oregon Employment Department and its IT division. A software project that cost up to $4 million more than budgeted was the focus of the probe. The Identity and Access Management project was supposed to assist the...
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