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Bonanza bodies died from gunshot wounds

BONANZA, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff says autopsies conducted on two still-unidentified men whose bodies were found on an abandoned ranch in southern Oregon show gunshot wounds killed both men. Sheriff Tim Evinger said late Tuesday that the Oregon State Police crime lab continues trying to identify the men found Oct. 18 near...
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Three arrested following car chase

YREKA, Calif. — Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office deputies have a wanted felon in custody after a car chase last week. 26-year-old Shawn Timothy O’Leary of Yreka was one of three in a vehicle when deputies attempted to stop the car. According to a release, the car’s driver 44-year-old Vincent Bowers and a passenger 37-year-old...
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Snowflake Parade applications still accepted

The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2012 Snowflake Parade. This year’s theme is “Star Spangled Snowflake.” The parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 2012 and has drawn over 100 floats and thousands of parade-goers in the past. If you would like to take part in this festive...
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Fire season ends, but careful burning encouraged

Fire season was officially over Monday, but Klamath and Lake County authorities urge you to remember key burning reminders. Debris burning is allowed during daylight hours, in cleared areas when there is no wind. Burning is only allowed when meeting air quality guidelines and the daily burn advisory can be found on under...
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Autopsies planned for Bonanza bodies

BONANZA, Ore. — Authorities have released the photos of two men reported missing from California at the same time as autopsies are planned Tuesday for two bodies found east of Bonanza. The investigation continues into the bodies and a truck severely burned out about six miles away that belongs to one of the men...
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Medford police investigating cab driver death

MEDFORD, Ore. — A taxi driver is dead of an apparent homicide after he was found in a field Sunday, hours after he was reported missing by dispatch. Police are investigating the death of a 58-year-old William Huson, of Talent, but investigators declined to immediately release the cause of death or the possible motive. He...
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Updated: Two bodies east of Bonanza being investigated

Updated: Oct 19, 2012 – 3:01 p.m. From Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger The man reported missing by his family, on October 11th, is from the Richmond, California area. Family members report that Everado Mendez-Ceja was going to the Bonanza area to purchase a horse, hay, or both. Mendez-Ceja was traveling with a friend,...
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Husband arrested following Montague woman’s death

MONTAGUE, Calif. — A woman is dead and her husband arrested following a domestic-violence-related incident. Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office deputies responded to a report that the 30-year-old female was unresponsive Wednesday evening. Deputies found her on the bathroom floor of her home and emergency medical personnel transported her to a Redding hospital where she...
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Controlled burns start in forests

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Prescribed burning is set to begin in south central Oregon. Fire managers for the Fremont-Winema National Forest, BLM-Lakeview and Sheldon-Hart National Wildlife Refuge will start the burning in an effort to reduce the potential of catastrophic wildfires. The controlled fires also improve ecosystem health. In a release, the South Central Oregon...
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Viewing the Basin: Red Cross on earthquake preparedness

Michelle Thompson from the Red Cross joined Viewing the Basin Thursday to discuss the Great Oregon Shakeout Thursday at 10:18 a.m.
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