ODFW Releases Toxins to Kill Catfish

LaPine, Ore.–  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife was at North Twin Lake in LaPine yesterday… dumping pesticides in the water in order to kill off brown bull catfish found in the lake. 32-thousand pounds of toxins were dumped into the water Tuesday. Wildlife officials said in a press release last week that the catfish...
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Prison Officials Look for Escaped Prisoner

North Bend, Ore.–  The Oregon Department of Corrections is looking for a man who escaped from Shutter Creek Correctional Institution in North Bend. Staff at the prison realized that 38-year old Shawn James Friese was missing at about 4:00 yesterday afternoon. He was in jail on burglary and car theft charges out of Douglas...
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OSP: At least 3 Dead in Crash on Highway 97

LaPine, Ore.–  Oregon State Police say at least three people have died in a fiery 2-car collision on Highway 97 overnight. According to a press release…  deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office may have been chasing one of the vehicles involved in the wreck… but called off the chase just minutes before the accident...
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Health Officials Confirm Norovirus Diagnosis

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Public Health has confirmed that it was an outbreak of Norovirus that sickened dozens of students and teachers in Klamath County schools. The health agency is working with the Oregon Health Authority to see if they can figure out what started the outbreak. The virus is easily transferred from...
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Former Oregon Youth Authority Employee Pleads Guilty

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A former Oregon Youth Authority parole and probation officer plead guilty to engaging in a sexual relationship with a teen whose parole she had had overseen. 35 year old Amanda Lea Haudenshild plead guilty to official misconduct and witness tampering. She was indicted back in August, Authorities say the 19-year old...
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Christmas Tree Permits on Sale

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Starting today… you can get permits to harvest a Christmas Tree in the Fremont Winema National Forest. You can pick up a permit at several different businesses, including The Bonanaza General Store, Sportsman’s Warehouse in Klamath Falls, or Kircher’s Hardware in Chiloquin. Permits are five bucks… you can buy up to five, and...
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Fender Benders Abound in Slick Conditions

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Slick roads are making for plenty of fender benders. Remember to take it slow, even if you have snow tires… and keep plenty of distance between you and the car in front of you. Several minor accidents were reported over night with cars sliding off the road and into ditches. If...
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Community Turns Out to Support Sheriff Skrah

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Some 200 Klamath County residents stopped by the fair grounds on Saturday… to show their support for embattles Sheriff Frank Skrah. The event was held to help raise money for Skrah as he fights charges for misconduct in office. At a press conference earlier this year… Skrah said he’s fought to reduce crime...
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Murrell Trial Scheduled for December

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The trial for a local pastor charged with sexual abuse is expected in court next month. 63-year old Larry Marshall Murrell was arrested in October… accused of forcing himself on a female church member earlier this year. Murrell was pastor of the House of All Nations Church on Vine Street, according to...
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Medford Moves Toward Banning Marijuana Grows

Medford, Ore.–  Growing marijuana may no longer be allowed in Medford if the city’s council members continue the process of banning grow operations. Medford’s city council gave first reading to a ban on recreational and medicinal growing operations in the city yesterday. According to the Mail Tribune… 6 council members voted for the ban… 2 voted against...
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