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Oregon unemployment program receives funds for new businesses

SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon unemployment program meant to help businesses get off the ground has just been given a large federal grant. Oregon’s Self Employment Assistance Program will use the $332,600 to expand online and offer counseling for entrepreneurs that want to get their new businesses started. They also get six months of...
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Insurance companies not allowed to raise rates for dropping coverage

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Insurance Commission wants consumers to know that auto insurance companies can’t increase their rates because they’ve dropped coverage at some point in the past. The commission gets a lot of calls from folks who say their auto insurance company has threatened to increase rates if they drop coverage, or...
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Klamath Falls Police shoot and kill man wanted for questioning about a stolen vehicle

A man that police suspected of stealing a vehicle and had a felony warrant out for his arrest, was shot and killed by officers yesterday here in Klamath Falls. Officers found 53 year old Matthew David Borner on the 1600 block of Portland Street, and Borner resisted when officers tried to arrest him. He...
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FBI needs the public to help with suspected serial killer case

  ALASKA — The FBI needs your help in the investigation of a suspected serial killer from Washington. The Alaskan Division of the FBi thinks the public may have information on the travels of suspected serial killer Israel Keyes between 2001 and 2012. Authorities say Keyes traveled for years along the West Coast, and...
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Nationwide earthquake drill in October

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A national event to teach people the steps to take during an earthquake is coming up in October. On Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. millions of people across the United States will “Drop, Cover, and Hold” for the Great ShakeOut, a worldwide earthquake drill designed to teach people how to...
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173rd Fighter Wing to fly out of Kingsley Field tonite for training

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The 173rd Fighter Wing will be conducting night flying operations again this evening. They Fighter Wing practiced lst night until around 11:30. Most of the training will be in the military airspace to the east of Lakeview, where the pilots can fly without any lights. Night flying is part of...
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New storms bring new fire threat to Siskyou County

SISKYOU COUNTY — Siskyou County may see more lightning caused wildfires before the week is up. A red flag warning is in effect for Northern California and Southern Oregon until tomorrow evening, and the storms passing through may also bring us dry lightning here in the basin. A few storms may also pop up...
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Truffle hunting has new regulations in place

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Truffle hunting has a new set of regulations. Truffles were designated a “special forest product” by the Oregon Legislature earlier this year. Anyone who intends to collect truffles in the forest this fall must have a permit issued by the landowner. House Bill 2615 amended the state statute on  harvesting...
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Oregon soldier laid to rest in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon soldier who died after being wounded in Afghanistan was buried yesterday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Spc. Nick Welch of Mill City, and former in Klamath Falls resident, was critically injured when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on July 23. Three members of his unit died...
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Millions spent on record fire year here in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry has spent more than $70 million fighting major wildfires so far this summer. That is a lot more than it usually spends to fight fires on state-protected lands. The two largest wildfires in southern Oregon, the Big Windy and Douglas Complex fires, are responsible for nearly...
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