Oregon Attorney General Joins in Call for E-Cigarette Regulation

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is one of 29 state AG’s that signed a letter submitted to the Federal Drug Administration asking the agency to impose restrictions on electronic cigarettes. The letter asks the agency to prohibit TV advertising, and ban candy and fruit flavors that have made the e-cigarettes popular. The...
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Klamath County Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Some mosquitoes in Klamath County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Klamath Vector Control tested about 50 mosquitoes from the area, and one of the insects tested positive for the virus. The CDC reports that about 20% of those who get the virus report flu-like symptoms such as fever, headaches,...
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Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Fire Fighter

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered that flags in the state be lowered at half-staff on Saturday in honor of the Phoenix man who died while assigned to the Launch fire at Four Mile Lake. 21-year old Matthew Goodnature died when he fell while walking near the fire camp.  “Matthew Goodnature’s death is...
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Truck Driver Injured in Wreck on Crater Lake Highway

Prospect,Ore.– A commercial truck driver was seriously injured Friday morning after crashing head-on into a tree off Highway 62 near Prospect in Jackson County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.   On August 8, 2014 at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Les Schwab commercial truck driven by GARY...
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Bly Mountain Man Arrested for Stabbing Nephew

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Bly Mountain man was arrested and charged with domestic assault and tampering with evidence, among other charges, after allegedly stabbing his nephew during a fight last night. 56-year old Bill Harold Beaumont was taken into custody at a home on Porpoise Lane. The victim was transported to SkyLakes Medical Center with...
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Health Advisory for Odell Lake Lifted

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Health Authority has lifted a health advisory issued July 21 for Odell Lake, located off Highway 58 in Klamath County, about 31 miles southeast of the Lane County city of Oakridge.   Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae and their toxins. These reduced levels are not likely...
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Fires: What You Need to Know for Friday

Updated: Friday 10:15 AM PT Klamath Falls, Ore.– Here’s your rundown on the most current data we have on the recent fires and other fire-related information that you might need to know : New Evacuation Advisory: Effective at 11:00am on August 8, 2014 the July Complex Incident Commander has requested an evacuation advisory be...
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Fires: What You Need to Know for Thursday

Updated Thursday 2:00 PM PT Klamath Falls, Ore.– Here’s your rundown on the most current data we have on the recent fires and other fire-related information that you might need to know : Re-opened:US97 now open between Klamath Falls, Oregon and Grass Lake Rest Area in California. Expect delays due to slow traffic and...
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Silva was arrested at the Mexico border after trying to enter the US.

CAPTURED: Trojan Horse Drug Source Arrested at Mexico Border

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Homeland Security Investigators (HSI) in Medford were notified Wednesday by California Port of Entry authorities that 31-year old Samuel Silva-Moralos had applied for admission into the US, saying he was headed to LA. Silva was wanted on active warrants in connection with Operation Trojan Horse– an investigation into the connection between...
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Smoke May Have Caused Power Outage

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Power was knocked out to about 6,500 Pacific Power customers in Klamath Falls Tuesday afternoon, including the OIT campus. Tom Gauntt with Pacific Power says a transformer outage caused the disruption– which could be smoke-related. “At a certain point, at a level of smokiness in the air, it actually makes it so electricity can’t...
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