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Wildfires burn over the weekend in La Pine and Crane Prairie Reservior

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A wildfire that started on Saturday afternoon in La Pine was 75 percent contained as of last night. The fire started from a downed power line near Burgess Road and quickly spread to 168 acres due to the high winds that day. Some structures in the Crescent Creek Subdivision were...
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Umpqua tribe buys ranch next to site of Rogue Indian Wars

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon Native American tribe is buying a ranch near Medford that is next to the site of the Rogue Indian Wars that broke out in 1850s. The Umpqua Tribe’s plans with the property is to help diversify economic development in other avenues than casinos, like the one they...
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Drunk driving suspect sought in crash investigation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Linn County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Lebanon woman involved in a suspected drunken crash last year that killed a passenger. 39-year-old Janet Lee Reppy was the driver of a vehicle that crashed Oct. 20 on Santiam Bluffs Road near Jefferson. The crash injured Reppy, 21-year-old Tyler Adams of...
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Man turns himself in to authorities for molesting a child in his care

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man surprised officers yesterday when he walked into the Marion County jail and confessed to a crime. 35 year old Eddie Luter, of Salem, told a deputy that he had been sexually abusing a 12-year girl who lived with him and his wife.The man said the girl’s parents are...
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Ballots may be printed in foreign languages

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– Some Oregon election ballots could be  printed in a language other than English under a bill introduced in Salem this week. House Bill 3506 would require Oregon to provide voting materials in other languages in counties where either 5 percent of the population or 10,000 people speak a primary language other...
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Marion County Jail on lockdown

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Marion County Jail is still on partial lockdown today following an incident yesterday. Three jail pods are still in lockdown after inmates in those units became belligerent at dinner time. The disturbance started at 2 p.m. when an inmate was seen trying to place something in the jamb of...
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Morning News Updates – 5.3.2013

Here’s the latest updates from the Newstalk 1150 KAGO newsdesk:
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Suicide rates nearly double in Oregon compared to the rest of the nation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — New research is showing that suicide is on the rise in the US, but that trend is increasing here in Oregon faster than the rest of the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported shows Oregon saw a 49.3 percent increase in suicides among men and women aged...
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Two alarm fire burns near Ashland

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A two-alarm fire burned several acres near Ashland Thursday afternoon. Four acres burned at the corner of East Butler Lane and East Valley View Road near the south Ashland exit because a smoldering pile of debris flared up, and caught the grass nearby on fire. Fire crews responded and quickly...
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Ashland trail vandal gets jail time

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A former Jackson County psychiatrist who set booby traps on mountain-biking trails outside Ashland apologized to his victims and the community Wednesday before being sentenced to 30 days in jail. Jackson Tyler Dempsey said he still was trying to figure out why he strung nylon cords between trees and dragged...
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