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Investigators say olive oil, sanitizer combo caused fire that burned K Falls girl

PORTLAND, Ore. – Investigators say an unusual combination of hand sanitizer, olive oil and static electricity likely caused an accidental fire that burned a young patient at Portland’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Oregon State Fire Marshal Mark Wallace said Wednesday that little Ireland Lane had used an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The girl’s father has said she...
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Jackson Co. set to fire 66 law enforcement workers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Amid contract talks, Jackson County has given 66 law enforcement workers notice they’ll lose their jobs in four weeks. Sheriff Mike Winters says some of those layoff notices could be rescinded if the county and the Sheriff’s Employees Association agree on a contract. Winters says the cuts he foresees would eliminate...
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Ore. gas prices up in last week, but still lower than national average

PORTLAND, Ore. — The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in southern Oregon is $3.72, according to the latest report from the AAA auto club. The average price statewide is $3.64, which sits 11 cents below the national average. In the last week, the average has risen seven cents and in...
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Klamath Falls girl burned in fire possibly started by sanitizer

PORTLAND, Ore. — An 11-year-old Klamath Falls girl was burned after a fire started in her hospital room, possibly started by static electricity igniting hand sanitizer. The incident happened at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the state fire marshal is investigating.  Ireland Lane suffered third-degree burns to 18 percent of her body in the Feb....
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Collision closes Klamath Falls-area roadway

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Late Tuesday morning, the Oregon Department of Transportation sent a notification that Highway 140 was closed near the intersection with Highway 39 “due to crash involving multiple vehicles.” ODOT spokesperson Peter Murphy News has left a message with the Oregon State Police regarding the condition of those involved in...
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Tobacco ordinance to be discussed at council meeting

The talk of a tobacco ban in city parks will be smoking during Tuesday night’s Klamath Falls City Council meeting. NBC-2 reports the proposed ordinance is a revised version of one that went before the council in October. Community Development Director Sandra Fox told the station they’re proposing to place signs near playgrounds and...
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Fire-prevention fee heads back to Calif. Legislature

A fire-prevention fee that has been unpopular with rural property owners is headed back before the California Legislature.  Gov. Jerry Brown wants to expand its use, but two new hurdles have emerged and are feeding criticism and uncertainty about the fee’s future. First, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection did not place money...
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Woman arrested north of Medford on LA murder charge

MEDFORD, Ore. – A woman was taken into custody this weekend north of Medford, arrested for a murder case in Los Angeles. 24-year-old Laura Purviance was arrested at an Interstate-5 rest area 13 miles north of Medford on Friday morning after the Los Angeles Police Department contacted Oregon State Police. She was arrested in connection...
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Crime team names suspect in death of Klamath Falls man

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Major Crime Team believes 34-year-old Zane Sterling Skeen is responsible for the death of a man whose body was discovered earlier this week. Authorities on Tuesday discovered the body of 65-year-old Larry Wayne Clark in his home. Later in the week, detectives determined Clark died from homicidal...
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Miss City of Sunshine hosts fundraiser

Miss City of Sunshine Allison Cook is hosting a fundraiser along with the Red Cross at Friday night’s Oregon Tech basketball games. It is the Hearts of the Red Cross lollipop fundraiser at Danny Miles Court starting at 5 p.m. Cook and the Red Cross are asking the public to lend a heart, hand...
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