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Missing Bend Woman’s Body Found

Bend, Ore.– A body found yesterday in brush off of Highway 20 east of Bend has been identified as a woman who had been missing since March 9th. Police say 42-year old Pivoyne Castro-Luna was beaten to death. Police are searching for 40-year old Honario De Horta-Frias, who was last seen with the woman.  
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St. Patty’s DUII Arrests

Klamath Falls, Ore.– St. Patrick’s Day revelers kept Oregon State Police busy over the holiday weekend. State-wide, OSP made 36 DUII arrests. None of those were in the Klamath or Lake County Command areas.
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Oregon Unemployment Hits 5-year Low

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon’s unemployment rate fell below 7% for the first time in five years, to 6.9%, according to a report from the Oregon Employment Department. It’s good news for the state, but there are still a lot of folks who can’t find the jobs they need. Oregon added about 29-hundred new jobs state-wide...
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Woman Rescued from Wreck

Ashland, Ore.– Oregon State Police say a 71-year old woman from Talent intentionally went of the road and down an embankment while driving along Old Highway 99 yesterday, and that she was in the wrecked car for several hours before an ODOT employee noticed the vehicle and contacted police. Rescuers had to use rope...
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Herald & News Stands By The Story Published

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Herald and News Editor Gerry O’Brien told mybasin.com yesterday that the paper is considering whether or not to respond to Klamath County Commission Candidate Jeff Houston’s demands for an apology. The paper ran an article over the weekend outlining public records regarding Houston’s background. It was information that District Attorney...
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Houston Fires Back at Critics

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Herald and News article that came out over the weekend quoted Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge as being concerned about the mental health of Commissioner Candidate Jeff Houston, and his ability to hold office. Houston fired back yesterday, demanding an apology from the paper and Patridge. Houston said he’s...
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Rape Cases Dismissed in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County District Attorney’s office has recently dismissed two separate rape cases. A motion to dismiss a rape case charging 25-year old Jacob Carlson Ayers was filed last week, a day before the trial was scheduled to start. According to court documents, the reason for the dismissal was because the...
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Recall Effort Underway in Rocky Point Fire District

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Residents in the Rocky Point Fire District have received ballots sent out last week in an attempt to recall the District’s directors. Volunteer firefighters and community members have expressed concerns over decisions made by directors Tony Bixler and Rita Donato to hire a paid assistant fire chief and and increase the...
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Oregonians Spending More on Alcohol

Oregonians are spending more on alcohol these days. According to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, sales for distilled spirits in January are up more than 6% over last year. That translates to an extra $2.2 million in revenue. It’s not that we’re buying MORE alcohol– sales volume hasn’t increased– Oregonians are buying more expensive alcohol.
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Oregon Joins Pact to Make Transition Easier for Military Kids

Military kids who move around every few years face special challenges, especially when it comes to starting a new school with every change of station. Oregon lawmakers passed a law recently to join the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, which will provide some uniformity in enrollment and graduation requirements for military...
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