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November is worst month for wildlife crashes

November is the most likely month for Oregon drivers to collide with wildlife. 142 drivers on average crash with deer or elk in November compared to 116 in October and 108 in August. A five-year Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife study documented 1,900 deer-vehicle crashes along a 100-mile stretch of Highway 97 and...
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Avoid phony tax calls and e-mails

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Revenue is warning taxpayers to beware of e-mail and telephone scams that use the agency’s name as a lure to obtain personal and financial information. Taxpayers have reported receiving phone calls from fraudsters posing as Department of Revenue tax collectors. The caller tells the person that they...
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Oregon Red Cross members volunteer for hurricane aid

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state of Oregon has deployed 16 Red Cross volunteers to assist with Hurricane Sandy aid on the east coast. Two of the 16 are from the Southern Oregon chapter, with one helping Philadelphia and the other Greater New York. Volunteers from the Red Cross help set up shelters, train volunteers...
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Second Bonanza body identified

BONANZA, Ore. — The second of two bodies found Oct. 18 has been identified as 32-year-old Everardo Mendez-Ceja (photo). Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger released that information Monday evening and said fingerprint comparison was used to ID the body. The announcement came three days after investigators used fingerprints to identify 38-year-old Ricardo Jauregui. Both...
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Prescribed burning continues Tuesday in Lake Co.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Prescribed burning continues Tuesday in the Coleman Lake area of Lake County. The Bureau of Land Management is burning cattails and grasses to improve fish and wildlife habitat. More information about the areas being burned can be found here.
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Violent crimes down in Ore., Calif. and nationally

WASHINGTON — Violent and property crimes in Oregon communities fell as a whole in 2011 compared to the year before. The trend matches that nationally. Violent crimes in Oregon decreased by 1.5 percent and property crimes dropped 2.5 percent year-over-year according to a report from the FBI. Violent crime in California was down 5.5...
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One Bonanza body identified

BONANZA, Ore. — One of the two bodies found near Bonanza on Oct. 18 has been identified. The Klamath County Sheriff’s office said in a release Friday night that, through fingerprint comparison, one body was positively identified as 38-year-old Ricardo Jauregui (pictured). He was one of the two men reported missing from California to...
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KCC fills education board vacancy

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Brenda Frank is the newest member of the Klamath Community College Board of Education. Frank was sworn in during the board’s October meeting. She replaces Dr. Carol Castle who vacated the Zone 6 position in June. Frank is a veteran of board member experience, working with the Oregon State Board...
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JELD-WEN recalls interior bifold doors

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — JELD-WEN is performing a voluntary recall of over 170,000 interior bifold doors citing the possibility of a pivot pin to break and disengage from an overhead track. The company is aware of 12 incidents where the doors have disengaged, with three causing minor injuries. According to a press release, the...
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Triad student hosts ‘Defeat Cancer’ walk

There is a “Defeat Cancer” walk-a-thon Saturday at 11 a.m. It is open to all and prizes will be awarded for the best dressed walkers, as participants are encourage to wear costumes. All proceeds go to the Sky Lakes Cancer Treatment Center and is being operated by Triad freshman Nicole McNerney. To register, call 541-882-8319.
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