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Help Wanted: Cabinet Makers

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Carriageworks is hiring. The cabinet maker is looking for six experienced cabinet makers. The company recently was awarded a contract to design and build carts and kiosks for the Polynesia Cultural Center in Hawaii. Contact Barbara at 541 471-0999. You can also visit their website: www.carriageworks.com
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Man Escapes Oregon Prison with Help from Woman

Salem, Ore.– State Police are looking for a man who walked away from a Salem-area prison yesterday… and the woman who helped him get away. 34-year old Jerry Teixiera was in prison on burglary, weapons, and drug charges. 27-year old Lacy Kay Evans is suspected of driving Teixiera away from the Mill Creek Correctional Facility.
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Fires: What You Need to Know for Monday

  Updated: Monday 3:00 AM PT Klamath Falls, Ore.– Here’s your rundown on the most current data we have on the recent fires and other fire-related information that you might need to know : Air Quality Advisory: Although  the 24 hour Air Quality Index is presently in the moderate (Yellow) range, our hourly readings are...
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Oregon Attorney General Joins in Call for E-Cigarette Regulation

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is one of 29 state AG’s that signed a letter submitted to the Federal Drug Administration asking the agency to impose restrictions on electronic cigarettes. The letter asks the agency to prohibit TV advertising, and ban candy and fruit flavors that have made the e-cigarettes popular. The...
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Klamath County Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Some mosquitoes in Klamath County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Klamath Vector Control tested about 50 mosquitoes from the area, and one of the insects tested positive for the virus. The CDC reports that about 20% of those who get the virus report flu-like symptoms such as fever, headaches,...
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Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Fire Fighter

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered that flags in the state be lowered at half-staff on Saturday in honor of the Phoenix man who died while assigned to the Launch fire at Four Mile Lake. 21-year old Matthew Goodnature died when he fell while walking near the fire camp.  “Matthew Goodnature’s death is...
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Truck Driver Injured in Wreck on Crater Lake Highway

Prospect,Ore.– A commercial truck driver was seriously injured Friday morning after crashing head-on into a tree off Highway 62 near Prospect in Jackson County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.   On August 8, 2014 at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Les Schwab commercial truck driven by GARY...
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Bly Mountain Man Arrested for Stabbing Nephew

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Bly Mountain man was arrested and charged with domestic assault and tampering with evidence, among other charges, after allegedly stabbing his nephew during a fight last night. 56-year old Bill Harold Beaumont was taken into custody at a home on Porpoise Lane. The victim was transported to SkyLakes Medical Center with...
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Health Advisory for Odell Lake Lifted

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Health Authority has lifted a health advisory issued July 21 for Odell Lake, located off Highway 58 in Klamath County, about 31 miles southeast of the Lane County city of Oakridge.   Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae and their toxins. These reduced levels are not likely...
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Fires: What You Need to Know for Friday

Updated: Friday 10:15 AM PT Klamath Falls, Ore.– Here’s your rundown on the most current data we have on the recent fires and other fire-related information that you might need to know : New Evacuation Advisory: Effective at 11:00am on August 8, 2014 the July Complex Incident Commander has requested an evacuation advisory be...
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