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PILT funds grow for Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County will receive about 8-thousand dollars more than last year through the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program. The money is to replace income the county would receive through taxes and by selling natural resources on land that was taken over by the Federal government. Klamath County will receive more...
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Deputies cleared in Roseburg shooting

Roseburg, Ore.– It was ten days ago that Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies fired their weapons at a shooting suspect who was later found dead in a wooded area in Roseburg. An autopsy shows that 25-year old Joseph George died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. George had shot and injured a 19-year old Eugene woman...
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Department of Revenue counting cash from pot taxes

Salem, Ore.– The state Department of Revenue has already processed 14.9 million dollars in marijuana tax payments since May 30th. So far… less than 60-percent of the 319 dispensaries in the state have filed and paid their first quarter tax returns. Those dispensaries that haven’t paid… have received a reminder from the DOR that...
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Inmate walks away from work crew

Madras, Ore.– A Deer Ridge Correctional Institution inmate walked away from a work crew this afternoon. 29-year old Richard Clark had been in the minimum security jail in Madras for less than three months, serving a sentence for attempted robbery. You can see his photo on our website… MyBasin.com.
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Fire destroys mobile home in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fire destroyed a mobile home in Klamath Falls overnight. The fire at the Campus Green Mobile Home Park on Highway 97 was first reported at about 12:47 Thursday morning. Three adults and three children managed to get out of the trailer safely. At least two other mobile homes have some heat damage…...
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Kepple to run for state office as a Democrat

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Todd Kepple will run as a Democrat… after he was the top vote-getter among Democratic voters in last month’s primary election. Kepple had launched a write-in campaign to oppose former Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum in his bid for the District 28 State Senate seat. Kepple won 46-percent of the Democratic...
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This little piggy got lost on Interstate 5

Eugene, Ore.– On June 21, 2016 at approximately 10:15PM, OSP received the report of a dog running southbound in the northbound median of Interstate near MP 191 south of Eugene (between Franklin and Glenwood). Troopers arrived in the area and discovered the animal reported was not a dog but a piglet. The female piglet...
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OLCC to host marijuana labeling workshops

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will provide a series of workshops across the state of Oregon to provide recreational marijuana licensees and medical marijuana registrants information on new guidelines for recreational and medical marijuana packaging and labeling, as well as a pre-approval process and new electronic application system that will be available...
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(Another) Klamath County inmate files lawsuit

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The latest inmate lawsuit filed against Klamath County is an all-inclusive claim that fingers every single staff and administrative worker at the Klamath County Jail. Heath Allen Saunders is behind bars waiting for trial on burglary, theft, and weapons charges. The toilet in his cell leaks, and he claims he’s been...
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Oregon #1 for road trips in the US

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If a road trip is a part of your summer plans… you’re not alone. 56-percent of Americans who plan to travel this summer… will do so by car. A big reason we’re excited about road trips is lower gas prices… and Oregon is the best place to go when planning that...
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