Smoke in the cabin forces plane to make emergency landing in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — A plane that took off from Rogue Valley International Medford Airport this morning around 6:30 had to land shortly after due to reports of smoke in the cabin. Airport officials say the plane had taken off, and when the smoke was discovered inside, the plane landed less than five minutes later....
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Endangered butterfly sparks lawsuit for its protection

CRATER LAKE, Ore. –Wildlife advocates want a butterfly that lives in Klamath County registered as endangered. This week the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Oregon Wild filed a complaint against the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, saying Leona’s Little Blue Butterfly is in...
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Medical marijuana dispensaries may be approved for Oregon soon

  SALEM, Ore.– The state Senate has approved a bill that will legalize and license medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. The bill passed 18-12, and it now goes to the House, which approved an earlier version of the bill. If the bill passes, patients will be able to buy their medicine from a local...
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GMO wheat found in Oregon was stored in Colorado until 2012

According to new findings, the unapproved strain of genetically modified wheat found in Oregon and prompted a lawsuit from farmers was being stored in a government seed bank in Fort Collins, Colorado. The National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, operated by the USDA was formerly known as the National Seed Storage Laboratory. They started...
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Fire starts on downtown Klamath Falls hillside, contained quickly

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore, — A fire started on a downtown hillside last night, likely due to the mass quantity of illegal fireworks going of in area on the 4th of July. The fire started on 700 block of Roosevelt Street, and was quickly under control by Klamath County fire crews. The fire did spread...
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Mining limited in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — To keep gold miners from California and Idaho from mining in salmon streams in Oregon, the Oregon Senate passed a bill to put a limit on the number of permits for suction dredge mining equipment, and prohibit mining in salmon spawning areas year-round. The Senate voted Wednesday for bill SB838. It...
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Car crash kills man near Keno, injures passenger

KENO, Ore. — A single car crash near Keno on Monday afternoon left one Klamath County man dead, and another other with injuries. Officials were called out a crash on Clover Creek Road where they found a vehicle driven by Edwin Ottenbacher that had hit a tree. The passenger, Brett Flowers, told officers that...
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First person convicted in Operation Trojan Horse drug bust

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The first person convicted in the Operation Trojan Horse case is on their way to prison. 20 year old Lee J. Harsfield of Klamath Falls pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two years in prison. Harsfield was one of 28 people indicted on racketeering charges related to Mexican drug cartel...
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Flags at half staff for fallen Oregon firefighter

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff today in honor of John Percin Jr. Percin was one of 19 firefighters who died Sunday while fighting a wildfire in Arizona. The governor says Percin gave his life to protect people, property and natural resources, and...
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U.S. home prices up from a year ago

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May from a year ago, the most it’s risen in the last seven years. The increase could signal that housing recovery is strengthening. Prices rose from a year ago in 48 states and fell in only Delaware and Alabama. And all but three of the...
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