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Checkpoints uncover truck driver violations

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation set up checkpoints on Interstate 5 last week to audit commercial truck drivers’ driving hours. The results found nearly a quarter of those checked were driving on not enough rest. Checking drivers near Woodburn, Ashland and Roseburg, ODOT put 256 drivers out of service because of...
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Miss Oregon gives back her crown

PORTLAND, Ore. — Questions about her state residency has led the recently-named Miss Oregon to give up her crown. Rachel Berry lived in California before registering for an Oregon driver’s license a month before she was named Miss Willamette Valley, a preliminary event to the Miss Oregon pageant. She won that title in April. The...
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OSP makes arrests in eight-month investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police have arrested three people concluding an eight-month investigation. Cole A. Craig of Bend, Tyler S. Mitchell of Gold Hill and Spencer A. Greene of Sisters are facing charges in three counties. In a release, OSP said two senior troopers investigated after shot gate locks were discovered near mule...
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Fire burns 14 acres near Lower Klamath Lake Road

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A human-caused fire burned about 14 acres of land near Lower Klamath Lake Road early Wednesday morning. Klamath County Fire District No. 1 responded to the small fire around 1:30 a.m., but it spread up a hillside and District No. 4 and the Oregon Department of Forestry was called in. The...
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Dogs and driver tell Iditarod story

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Wednesday afternoon, 2008 Iditarod racer Liz Parrish was with her sled dogs, sharing her at Pelican Pointe. Parrish mushed the Iditarod to celebrate her 50th birthday and was injured during the race. Still, her dog team and her completed 1,000-mile-plus race. Find out more about Parrish’s story at lifethroughdogs.com.  
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Brief Interstate-5 closure planned Sunday

ODOT will close I-5 near the Albany/Millersburg area for approximately ten minutes Sunday morning to allow for an industrial demolition project that could be a distraction to motorists and a temporary deterrent to safety. Beginning at 7:55 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, all northbound and southbound traffic on I-5 at milepost 235 will be...
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Release: Chief Hunter to serve as interim city manager

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The City of Klamath Falls is very pleased to announce the selection of Police Chief Jim Hunter as the Interim City Manager. Chief Hunter has served as Police Chief for the City of Klamath Falls Police Department for eight years and has served on the Klamath Falls Police force for 24 years....
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Relay for Life this weekend

This weekend, Klamath County will do their part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Link: Listen to Viewing the Basin online On Friday afternoon at Henley High School, hundreds of people, including cancer survivors, will walk the track. Because cancer doesn’t sleep or stop, the worldwide Relay for Life event goes all...
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Report: PacifiCorp gets additional year on dam removal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — PacifiCorp will have another year to strike an agreement with Klamath River water users to remove four dams on the river. The Record Searchlight reports that California’s state water agency decided Tuesday to give the company another year. According to the report, over 100 people traveled to Sacramento to request the...
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Driver avoiding speeding violation killed in accident

LAKESIDE, Ore. — A person was killed after attempting to avoid a speeding ticket on Highway 101 late Tuesday afternoon. Oregon State Police say the driver refused to pull over for a traffic stop and then was involved in a five-vehicle crash as he continued northbound for about seven miles. Three other people were...
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