Man killed on Hwy 101 was trying to dribble a soccer ball to South America

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man attempting to dribble a soccer ball from Seattle to Brazil was killed yesterday walking on Hwy 101. 42-year-old Richard Swanson started his 10,000 mile journey on May 1, and posted a video to Facebook just an hour before he was killed. Swanson planned on walking for more than a...
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Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program finds funding

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Meals on Wheels program will keep rolling thanks to 3 local organizations that have donated enough money to keep the meals program alive at the Senior Center. Sky Lakes Medical Center, Atrio Health Plans, and Cascade Comprehensive Care all pitched in to offer up $50,000 to keep the senior...
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Night flying training this week at Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Night flying operations will begin tonight for F-15 student pilots at Kingsley Field. The 173rd fighter wing will be training between 9 and 11:30 pm, with most of the training happening in the military operating airspace east of Lakeview. The training teaches future U.S. Air Force pilots how to fly...
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Mail thieves caught stealing debit, credit cards, and checks from victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police say there are almost 20 suspects in an identity-theft ring that has struck about 800 mailboxes in Jackson County. The thefts started in September and some victims lost thousands of dollars. The thieves stole mail, forged checks and got illegal debit and credit cards. Two people have been arrested...
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Burglary suspect caught thanks to neighbors

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A burglary suspect was caught in Grants Pass thanks to alert neighbors. Dakota Geer was seen by neighbors of the victim breaking into a shed, right after some other neighbors saw him enter a home. They called the police. Officers quickly caught up with Geer, and they sent in their...
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Fire at Ashland Middle School

ASHLAND, Ore. — A small fire in the boys bathroom at Ashland Middle School started in a paper-towel dispenser, and looks like it was intentionally set yesterday. The fire, which set off alarms at around 11a.m., caused some smoke damage, and no rebuilding is needed. The blaze is still under investigation. Firefighters quickly arrived...
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Medford police looking for wanted felon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are searching for a wanted felon, after a high speed chase through downtown. Abdur Rashid Ali-Woods was seen speeding down Riverside avenue by the Red Lion. After a 20-minute chase officers decided to back off. Officials say they ended the pursuit for public safety reasons. Ali-Woods does have multiple...
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Klamath Falls to start annual weed abatement on May 25th

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The city of Klamath Falls is going to begin it’s weed abatement program in just about a week, on May 25th. Every year between May 15th and October 30th, the city wants all non-agricultural grasses and weeds to be cut down that are taller than 8 inches. The goals of...
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Lear jet ends up in ditch at the end of the runway in McMinnville

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — A lear jet ran off the end of the runway at the McMinnville Municipal Airport yesterday afternoon. The Evergreen International Aviation Lear jet tried to stop but ended up in a ditch at the end of the runway. All three people aboard were able to get out unhurt, and was little...
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House to vote on extending hospital and nursing home tax today

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature is going to vote on extending a tax on hospitals and nursing homes, but Senate Republicans say they will block it so they can implement tougher cuts to public-employee pensions instead. The state House is scheduled to vote today on the tax, which should raise about $2.1 billion...
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