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Trappers facing new restrictions

MEDFORD, Ore. — Licensed trappers in Oregon are in their first season under new restrictions designed to protect pets after a handful of dogs were caught and killed in traps in recent years. Trappers can’t set their snares within 50 feet of any public trail or within 300 feet of any trailhead, public campground...
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Stabbing leads to man’s arrest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man is in jail following his arrest on charges including attempted murder. 34-year-old Brian Bearchum is lodged at the Klamath County Jail on attempted murder and Violation of Domestic Abuse – Assault I charges. His arrest followed a report of a stabbing Thursday that put 29-year-old Casey Taylor in...
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Holiday festivals start this weekend

In addition to a tree lighting in Chiloquin this weekend, other Basin communities celebrate the holidays. Starting Friday in Dorris, it is the Butte Valley Community Festival including a parade. The weekend events include a tree lighting at Dorris City Hall Saturday at 6 p.m.The parade starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday. A tree...
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Body found at cliff base ruled a homicide

MEDFORD, Ore. — Investigators didn’t describe the cause of death, but Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey says the case of a body found at the base of a Northern California cliff was “definitely a homicide.” It involves the body of 34-year-old Michael Christopher MacCallum of Medford who had last been seen near Hilt, Calif., where he’d...
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High winds has power company preparing

Pacific Power is encouraging customers to be prepared in case high winds expected Thursday cause power outages. NBC-2 reports high winds Wednesday morning caused 1,600 customers in Butte Falls and other Jackson County areas to lose power for about 15 minutes. There is a high wind warning in effect for the Klamath Basin until...
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Holiday season starts Saturday in Chiloquin

The Chiloquin Agency-Lake Rural Fire Department and other Chiloquin entities will kick off the holiday season Saturday with the lighting of a Christmas tree in Town Square. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include Christmas carols, refreshments and an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
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Rock dropped from overpass causes injury

EUGENE, Ore. — Two University of Oregon runners were injured after a rock thrown from an Interstate 5 overpass struck their car. Oregon State Police says the car’s 20-year-old driver, Molly Grabill of Poway, Calif., was hospitalized in good condition. Police say a rock larger than a baseball went through the windshield of Grabill’s Subaru...
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Reward increased in search for escaped inmate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A reward for information about an escaped Jackson County inmate is now $6,000. Authorities continue to investigate leads regarding Bradley Monical, who was awaiting trial in March for a 2010 Ashland bank robbery. The sheriff’s office said Tuesday they’re canvassing the nearby areas. Investigators say Monical stood on another inmate’s shoulders...
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Klamath National Forest auctioning equipment

The Klamath National Forest is selling vehicles and other items in an internet auction. It has already started and ends on Dec. 3. The auction includes trucks, a SUV and a gas tank and all the bidding is done online. Public viewing of the available equipment goes through Nov. 30 until 3 p.m. on...
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Black Friday in the Klamath Basin

Black Friday 2012 is in the books – and in the pocketbooks. Cory Edmondson of Viewing the Basin recaps this year’s Black Friday.
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