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Oregon’s prison population drops

SALEM, Ore. –The latest projection of Oregon’s prison populations shows inmate numbers down by 500 over the next two years because of changes made in the 2013 legislative session. The forecast is a dramatic shift from one six months ago which projected a rising prison population over the next decade and said the growth...
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Man hit on the side of the road near Hyatt Lake

HYATT LAKE, Ore. –A man was seriously injured after he was hit by a vehicle near Hyatt Lake Road. Authorities got a 911 for a man down on the side of the road at Highway 66 near Hyatt Lake Road.  45 year old Richard Conley from Alaska was found by the Greensprings Fire District...
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Crater Lake employees furloughed during government shutdown

CRATER LAKE, Ore. –Nearly 300 people are being laid off at Crater Lake National Park as a result of the federal government shutdown. Two snowplow drivers, and law enforcement and emergency medical personnel will keep working. The entrances to the park are barricaded, and guests at Crater Lake Lodge and campgrounds have 24 hours...
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Justice Department isn’t going to press charges in Oregon Employment Department probe

SALEM, Ore. — The Justice Department is not going to press charges after a six-month probe into the Oregon Employment Department and its IT division. A software project that cost up to $4 million more than budgeted was the focus of the probe. The Identity and Access Management project was supposed to assist the...
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Oregon 42

California couple stuck in the woods for two days after taking a backroad to the coast

OREGON 42, Ore. — A California couple following directions from GPS have been rescued after being stuck for two days in the woods. 73 year old Charles Garton from Ridgecrest, California, and his wife got stuck on a muddy shortcut off I-5, called Oregon 42. They were in their motor home that was also...
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The Fremont-Winema National Forest allows firewood cutting and gathering

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Fremont-Winema National Forest is currently allowing people to cut and gather firewood at Cottonwood Campground until the firewood is gone or inaccessible because of snow. You must have a valid Fremont-Winema National Forest personal-use firewood permit before you head out, and you can only cut or take downed logs...
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Shane Franklin Miller

Nationwide manhunt for suspected murderer spotted in Siskyou County

SISKYOU COUNTY, Ore. — U.S. Marshals are on the lookout for Shane Franklin Miller, who’s wanted in a nationwide manhunt for a triple homicide. Miller was seen recently in Siskiyou County, and officials say he has a violent history and is considered to be armed and dangerous. 45 year old Miller is white, 180...
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Fire crews working to prevent mudslides in fire burned areas

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire crews plan to monitor the fire burned land here in Southern Oregon due the to the danger of mudslides. The BLM is patrolling the areas burned from the summer wildfires, and are going to put logs in different locations to prevent the mudslides, and then they plan to start...
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Miss Oregon makes last minute public appearance

GRESHAM, Ore. — Miss Oregon 2013 made an last minute public appearance this week to celebrate in a parade on Friday. Allison Cook was the Grand Marshall at a parade in Gresham, and filled in when U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer was called back to Washington, D.C., on business. Cook’s a junior at  OIT here...
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Officials look to partial shut down of federal government

SALEM, Ore. — State officials are looking at what impact a partial shutdown of the federal government would have for Oregon. The state’s deputy chief financial officer says that the state can withstand a shutdown of around 30 days. There’s also the uncertainty how many of the 28,000 federal workers in Oregon would be...
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