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Medford approves ordinance to hire Patridge as city manager

Medford, Ore.– The Medford City Council voted last night to approve a plan to hire Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge a their new city manager… but the vote wasn’t unanimous, and there was talk of a possible veto. The council voted 5-to-3 to approve the contract, with some officials saying Patridge doesn’t have...
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Inmate blames law enforcement for murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath County man blames local law enforcement for a murder he’s accused of committing… saying that if Deputies and Troopers had intervene sooner… he wouldn’t had to use deadly force. In the civil rights complaint filed last week… Timothy Joshua Taylor claims that he called 911 several times to report...
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Oregon unemployment up in June

Salem, Ore.– Unemployment rose to 4.8 percent in Oregon during the month of June… 3-tenths of a percent higher than in May. Officials with Oregon’s Employment Department say that’s because more people are entering the workforce. Statewide… employers added 3-thousand workers to the payrolls last month. The national unemployment rate also rose slightly last...
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Airport hosts reception for PenAir

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Flights don’t get started until October… but the party is well underway. The Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport hosts an open house to officially welcome Pen-Air to the Klamath Basin tomorrow night…just days after a formal agreement was signed between the city and the commercial airline as they get ready to start...
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Oregon lawmakers call governor’s gun control initiatives “reckless”

John Day, Ore.– Oregon Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli from John day calls Governor Kate Brown’s new initiative to increase gun control in the state a “reckless attempt to politicize gun control. In a statement.” Ferriolli called on the governor to stop attacking the freedom and rights of law-abiding citizens through gun registries and...
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Storms spark more than a dozen small fires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Recent storms rolling through the Basin have led to more than 75 lightening strikes… around 15 of those labeled as positive, meaning they could ignite a wildfire. One bolt of lightening did spark a small blaze in the Crater Lake National Park. There is a chance for thunderstorms over the next...
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Oregon GOP asks candidate to withdraw

Salem, Ore.– Oregon House Republicans are asking one of its candidates to withdraw from the upcoming elections after posting a picture of President Obama with a noose around his neck on social media. George “ onny” Yellot is running for Oregon House of Representatives in District 48.
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Inmate dies after being taken to a Salem-area hospital

Salem, Ore.– An inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary has died. 27-year old James Howland was taken to a Salem-area hospital on Friday… where he died yesterday afternoon. He had been in prison for just under 2 years, on vehicle theft charges out of Marion County.
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Night flying exercises scheduled for this week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Expect some activity up above starting tonight… The 173rd Fighter Wing starts four days of night flying exercises late this afternoon. The exercises are scheduled to start at 4 and run through 10PM. The majority of the training will take place in airspace east of Lakeview where pilots can fly without...
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Former Sky Lakes nurse pleads guilty to grandmother’s death

Bend, Ore.– A former Sky Lakes Medical Center nurse has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree manslaughter. 45-year old Angela Judd had admitted to a counselor that she smothered her 92-year old grandmother to death with a pillow on New Year’s Eve. A judge earlier this month rejected a motion to have the confession tossed...
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