Crash in homemade plane kills two California men

BIG SPRINGS, Ca. — A small homemade plane crashed yesterday in the Siskiyou mountains yesterday claiming the lives of two Northern California men. 77 year old Larry Graves of Yreka and 55 year old Llyod Rugg of Monatgue were in the small plane when it went down on Harry Cash Road in the Big...
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Vets get in-state tuition in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — The state Legislature has voted to allow veterans nationwide to pay in-state tuition at Oregon’s public universities. The House unanimously voted for the measure yesterday. It’s now on it’s way to Gov. Kitzhaber, who’s expected to sign it. Lawmakers say the measure is a token of gratitude for people who have...
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Truck driver charged with reckless driving

ASHLAND, Ore. — The driver of a truck that was transporting energy drinks will be cited for reckless driving in the rollover crash on I-5 that closed the Highway on Monday. 28 year old Paul Gurinder took a turn too fast in his Freightliner, and rolled the truck and trailer around 7pm Monday night....
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Wildlife officials on the look out for elk poacher in Douglas County

GLIDE, Ore — Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to find an elk poacher in Douglas County. Early Monday morning an unknown suspect shot and left a large cow elk in the Peel area near Cavitt Creek Road and Sampson Butte approximately 15 miles southeast of Glide....
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87 people contract Hepatitis A from frozen fruit sold at Costco

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 87 people in eight states have contracted hepatitis A from frozen fruit sold at Costco. The cases have been linked to a frozen berry mix produced by Townsend Farms in Oregon. The company has recalled its frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend from all Costco stores,...
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Website gives info on electric car gas savings

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy released estimates of “eGallon” prices designed to help car buyers better understand how much they’re savings from driving electric vehicles. The new Web site includes prices for an eGallon nationally and by state compared to the price for a gallon of gas. I n Oregon, the...
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Drone bill on the way to the House

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate passed a bill that says law enforcement officers can’t use drones to collect information except with a warrant or in emergency circumstances. The vote yesterday was 23 to 5. The bill goes back to the House.
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Klamath tribes exercise water rights in the basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Basin will go without irrigation water this summer after the Klamath Tribes and the federal government exercised for the first time their new ability to put the American Indian tribes in charge of water. Klamath Tribes and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said yesterday they were making a...
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Tulelake Interment Camp art by Klamath students on display at the library

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The plight of the Japanese Americans interred at the Tulelake Interment Camp during WWII is on display in art form at the Klamath County Library this month. Students from Ponderosa and Mazama High made the art work after learning and reflecting on what the interred went through. Their art accompanies...
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OIT getting new geothermal power plant this year

OIT and Batzer Construction of Medford entered into a contract last week to complete the infrastructure and installation of a new geothermal power plant at the Oregon Tech Klamath Falls campus. The agreement is the last step towards the completion of the project that is expected to be finished in December 2013. After it’s...
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