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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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California couple stuck in the woods for two days after taking a backroad to the coast

OREGON 42, Ore. — A California couple following directions from GPS have been rescued after being stuck for two days in the woods. 73 year old Charles Garton from Ridgecrest, California, and his wife got stuck on a muddy shortcut off I-5, called Oregon 42. They were in their motor home that was also...
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The Fremont-Winema National Forest allows firewood cutting and gathering

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Fremont-Winema National Forest is currently allowing people to cut and gather firewood at Cottonwood Campground until the firewood is gone or inaccessible because of snow. You must have a valid Fremont-Winema National Forest personal-use firewood permit before you head out, and you can only cut or take downed logs...
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Nationwide manhunt for suspected murderer spotted in Siskyou County

SISKYOU COUNTY, Ore. — U.S. Marshals are on the lookout for Shane Franklin Miller, who’s wanted in a nationwide manhunt for a triple homicide. Miller was seen recently in Siskiyou County, and officials say he has a violent history and is considered to be armed and dangerous. 45 year old Miller is white, 180...
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Fire crews working to prevent mudslides in fire burned areas

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire crews plan to monitor the fire burned land here in Southern Oregon due the to the danger of mudslides. The BLM is patrolling the areas burned from the summer wildfires, and are going to put logs in different locations to prevent the mudslides, and then they plan to start...
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Miss Oregon makes last minute public appearance

GRESHAM, Ore. — Miss Oregon 2013 made an last minute public appearance this week to celebrate in a parade on Friday. Allison Cook was the Grand Marshall at a parade in Gresham, and filled in when U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer was called back to Washington, D.C., on business. Cook’s a junior at  OIT here...
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Officials look to partial shut down of federal government

SALEM, Ore. — State officials are looking at what impact a partial shutdown of the federal government would have for Oregon. The state’s deputy chief financial officer says that the state can withstand a shutdown of around 30 days. There’s also the uncertainty how many of the 28,000 federal workers in Oregon would be...
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173rd Fighter Wing receives the Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The 173rd Fighter Wing received the Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award yesterday for its Air National Guard Klamath Basin Public-Public, Public-Private or P4 team.  P4 finds new and innovative ways to partner with the local community, and they were given the award in a mid morning ceremony...
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Oregon Court of Appeals rules against evidence obtained in bathroom bust

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals says a suspect hiding from police in a public restroom is entitled to privacy. The decision overturns the 2011 drug conviction of Marvin Lee Holiday where officers unlocked the restroom door when Holiday was allegedly smoking crack inside. The court ruled that a glass pipe with...
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Unclipped salmon from Columbia River may be kept when fishing

COLUMBIA RIVER, Ore. — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says Chinook salmon caught on the lower Columbia River no longer have to be fin-clipped to be retained. Fishery managers decided to let anglers keep both marked and unmarked Chinook throughout a 58 mile stretch of the Columbia. The restriction was to expire...
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