AMBER Alert deactivated from incident in The Dalles

Update – Jan. 23, 2013 – 8:38 a.m.From Oregon State Police press release: Oregon State Police has been notified the suspect and child that were the subject of Wednesday morning’s AMBER Alert in The Dalles were both located. The child, SKYLAR MELDIN COULCER-JARDING, age 5, is reported safe and the suspect, BRIAN LESTER DEPRIEST,...
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Two men okay following weekend incidents in Calif.

YREKA, Calif. – Over the weekend, authorities in Northern California responded to two separate incidents. The Sisikyou County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and two other agencies successfully aided an injured Mt. Shasta hiker whose foot was caught between several rocks Sunday. The 25-year-old San Jose man, whose name was not released, was able to...
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Medford man arrested for attempted kidnapping

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man arrested for attempted kidnapping this weekend in Medford may have tried to lure other women into his vehicle as well. Authorities say 39-year-old Fidel Flores-Avalos of Talent is accused of trying to drag a women into his car in Medford. The arrest stems from an incident on Jan. 13...
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K Falls traffic stop leads to drug bust

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A traffic stop by Oregon State Police near Klamath Falls last week led to the confiscation of more than a pound of methamphetamine and the arrest of two men. 31-year-old Antonio Pantoja-Sanchez of Washington and 26-year-old Jorge Garcia-Mendoza (right), whose address was not provided, were arrested after the car they were...
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Klamath Co. Sheriff’s deputy graduates this weekend

The newest class of law enforcement officers in Oregon will graduate in a ceremony at the end of this week. The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training will see its 333rd Basic Police Class honored on Friday following a 16-week course. Deputy Westley Packer of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is one of...
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High-speed Oregon rail travel under discussion

EUGENE, Ore. — The future of high-speed rail travel in Oregon is under discussion. The Oregon Passenger Rail Leadership Council is a 21-member group considering four alternatives to the future route of passenger rail in the Willamette Valley. The Register-Guard reports the group includes five city mayors, six legislators and transit officials from the...
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Winners presented at 92nd Awards Gala

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 92nd Annual Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala was held this weekend, recognizing Basin businesses and people. Fisher Nicholson Realtors won the Business of the Year award. Klamath Basin Home Builders Association’s Rachel Spoon said Fisher Nicholson was recognized for “amazing representation around the community in one of the...
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Klamath Falls teen injured in weekend motorcycle crash

BEND, Ore. – A 13-year-old Klamath Falls boy is at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland after a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon. The Bend Bulletin reports the boy, whose name has not been released, suffered serious injuries when he crashed on the Millican Valley OHV Trail System east of Bend. He was flown by...
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Governor proposing lessening firefighting cost from timberland owners

SALEM, Ore. — Timberland owners who feel they are paying too much to battle wildfires may soon get relief. Gov. John Kitzhaber is proposing the state picks up a bigger share of the costs for fighting wildfires when they are small. It is part of a bill in the Governor’s budget that would allocate...
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Oregon sheriffs tell VP they won’t enforce gun laws

EUGENE, Ore. — Potential federal laws won’t be enforced by several Oregon sheriffs. That’s the message in letters to Vice President Joe Biden from sheriffs in Douglas, Grant and Crook counties. They have joined Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller saying they wouldn’t work with federal officials to enforce potential gun laws they consider unconstitutional. According...
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