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Man found dead naked in his front yard

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hypothermia is the suspected cause of death for an 86-year-old Medford man found naked in his front yard. Harry Henderson’s home had power, but the thermostat was turned off and space heaters had been unplugged according to Jackson County Sheriff’s spokesperson Andrea Carlson. Inside, bottle containing liquid had frozen, as overnight...
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Employment stays steady at end of 2012

SALEM, Ore. – Over 2,000 jobs were added in the state of Oregon in December: 2,300 jobs were added in the private sector, while public sector employment declined by 300. In November, it was initially believed 600 jobs were added in the state, but now it appears 900 were lost. Overall, the last four months...
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DMV offices closed Friday and Monday

SALEM, Ore. — DMV offices throughout Oregon will be closed Friday as part of a statewide furlough day and again Monday for a national holiday. Customer wait times are expected to be longer the day before and the day after the closings, so if you have upcoming DMV business, they encourage you to visit...
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OSP poaching investigation leads to arrests

LA PINE, Ore. — A poaching investigation has led to the arrest of two people at a La Pine residence. 65-year-old Louis “Lee” Henson and 63-year-old Adrienne D. Henson were arrested on seven different charges including taking deer in closed season and exceeding deer limit. Oregon State Police said in a release that they...
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Local man arrested on rape charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls man is in jail following his arrest Monday on rape charges. 18-year-old Anthony Joe Gordon is in Klamath County Jail on charges of first- and third-degree rape and sodomy in the first- and third-degree. Gordon is being held on $150,000 bail. Another 18-year-old from Klamath Falls was...
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173rd Fighter Wing command officially changes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Col. Jeremy Baenen assumed command of the 173rd Fighter Wing on Sunday afternoon, replacing Col. Jeffrey Silver. Col. Baenen brings 10 years of active duty military experience to Kingsley Field. He’s been a member of the Oregon National Guard since 2002. The ceremony to transfer command including the passing of...
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Air stagnation advisory for Basin through Thursday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There is an air stagnation advisory for Klamath County through Noon on Thursday. The National Weather Service says the Air Quality Index on Saturday was in the unhealthy range for those with respiratory problems, the elderly and children. An air stagnation advisory is issued typically when there is no or...
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Names released: Highway 140 collision takes two lives

From OSP Press Release: Two people died and four others were injured Friday night in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 140W about eighteen miles east of Highway 62. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation and all names are released in this update. According to...
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KCSD finalizes bond proposal at $31 million

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County School District board finalized a bond levy request at their meeting Thursday night. In May, a total of $31 million will be sought from taxpayers. Over several weeks, the school district held public input sessions to solicit feedback on what should be included in the final proposal....
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I-5 crash takes Medford man’s life

GLENDALE, Ore. – A crash on Interstate 5 Thursday took the life of a 71-year-old Medford man. According to Oregon State Police, Bruce Merrill was driving his Freightliner commercial truck north when, for a reason still under investigation, he crossed over the southbound lanes and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene....
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