Cottage Grove woman steals Social Security benefits from dead man

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove woman has plead guilty to implications that she buried a man she was taking care of after he died and then swindled the government for his Social Security benefits for 15 years after he died. 47-year-old Carel June Cody stole over $200,000 from John Arnold’s social security...
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Bill will reclassify placentas so new mothers can take them home

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature just passed a bill that will allow hospitals to send placentas home with mothers who want them that have just given birth. The Oregon Senate gave a unanimous thumbs up tp the bill, HB 2612, on yesterday. It now goes to the governor for him to sign. Under...
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Governor against Coquille Tribe’s bid to open new casino

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber strongly opposes the Coquille tribes efforts to build a casino in Medford. He wrote in a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs that he doesn’t believe casinos are good for Oregon. In a separate letter Kitzhaber cited the “one casino per tribe” policy that was agreed to in...
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Governor announces this week is Arson Awareness Week

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber has called this week Arson Awareness to bring to light the high rate of arson fires in our state. There are reportedly over 16,000 fire that people set intentionally every year across the country. In Oregon, officers responded to almost 200 arson fire last year and 20 people...
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Humbolt County teen missing

EUREKA, Calif.– A Humbolt County teen has gone missing. 15-year-old Michelle Hibberts-Goodwin was supposed to be on the bus after she left Eureka High School Friday, but she never got on the bus and her family reported her missing that night. She goes by the nickname of “Elle” and she was last seen in...
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Klamath County Fire District No. 1 prohibits burning in area

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire officials in one Klamath fire district are advising its residents not to burn. Klamath County Fire District No. 1 announced on Monday, May 6,  that it’s prohibiting outdoor burning including burning yard debris and using a torch to burn weeds. Fire officials say a dry winter and warmer-than-average temperatures...
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Search continues for missing Oklahoma teen

BURNS, Ore. — An Oregon sheriff says another search for a missing Oklahoma teen came up empty on Saturday. Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup said rescuers returned to Steens Mountain to search areas cleared by melting snow. They found no sign of 19-year-old  Dustin Self of Piedmont, Okla., who told his family he wanted...
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Body of missing Medford man may have been found

MEDFORD, Ore. — The body of a Medford man that has been missing since December may have been found. A Rogue River man in search of firewood near milepost 9 of Upper Grave Creek Road told police that on Sunday morning he had found a vehicle that matched the description of the one belonging...
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Almost 100 chickens die inside Coquille feed store

COQUILLE, Ore. — A weekend fire at a Coquille feed store killed between 75 and 100 chickens. Employees believe the devices used to warm baby chickens may have caused the fire at the Milk-E-Way Feed and Trucking store Saturday night. The fire is still under investigation. The fire burned inside the store but left...
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Irrigation water from Rogue River Basin tributary may be cut off in June

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Water for irrigation connected to the Rogue River Basin tributary may be cut off by late June if late spring rain doesn’t help out with water levels there. The lack of rain this spring has left many basin creeks running at about a third of what they were running this...
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