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Fire-prevention fee heads back to Calif. Legislature

A fire-prevention fee that has been unpopular with rural property owners is headed back before the California Legislature.  Gov. Jerry Brown wants to expand its use, but two new hurdles have emerged and are feeding criticism and uncertainty about the fee’s future. First, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection did not place money...
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Woman arrested north of Medford on LA murder charge

MEDFORD, Ore. – A woman was taken into custody this weekend north of Medford, arrested for a murder case in Los Angeles. 24-year-old Laura Purviance was arrested at an Interstate-5 rest area 13 miles north of Medford on Friday morning after the Los Angeles Police Department contacted Oregon State Police. She was arrested in connection...
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Crime team names suspect in death of Klamath Falls man

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Major Crime Team believes 34-year-old Zane Sterling Skeen is responsible for the death of a man whose body was discovered earlier this week. Authorities on Tuesday discovered the body of 65-year-old Larry Wayne Clark in his home. Later in the week, detectives determined Clark died from homicidal...
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Miss City of Sunshine hosts fundraiser

Miss City of Sunshine Allison Cook is hosting a fundraiser along with the Red Cross at Friday night’s Oregon Tech basketball games. It is the Hearts of the Red Cross lollipop fundraiser at Danny Miles Court starting at 5 p.m. Cook and the Red Cross are asking the public to lend a heart, hand...
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Case ruled homicide for body found this week

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The case surrounding the discovery of 65-year-old Larry Wayne Clark’s body has been ruled a homicide.  NBC-2 reports the Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated Tuesday night after Clark’s body was found dead in his home.  No suspects have been identified in the case as of Thursday evening and...
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Ella Redkey Pool may receive seasonal employees

The Klamath Falls City Council meets Tuesday and among the agenda items is a request for authorization to hire seasonal employees to operate the Ella Redkey pool. The council will hear a report from the Community Development Director before voting on the authorization. According to the council agenda, the employees will work from April...
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Klamath Falls to Portland flight departure time bumped back

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Flyers from Klamath Falls to Portland can sleep in a little longer starting Thursday. The Klamath Falls Airport announced its schedule for Portland departures has moved back to 8:30 a.m. instead of the 6 a.m. take off time. Airport director John Longley says he believes travelers will be pleased with the...
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Siskiyou Co. fire yields body

MT. SHASTA, Calif. – A residential fire outside of the town of Mt. Shasta has possibly resulted in a death. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that the victim’s body was found inside the residence on Lassen Lane and the death is under investigation, as is the cause of the fire. There...
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Interactive map shows geothermal energy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — There is a free interactive map online showing geothermal energy potential. It was posted by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Using a mouse, anyone can see millions of data points nationwide showing geothermal possibilities, such as hot springs and wells. Included in the data is the location’s name, ownership,...
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Gas prices’ steady climb slows, but continues

PORTLAND, Ore. — The rapid increase of fuel prices has slowed, but not stopped. The AAA auto club says its survey this week shows the average price up six cents to $3.57. Last week, Oregon’s average price of a gallon of gas was up 16.5 cents and this week’s price is still three cents...
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