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Unidentified man dies of complications from H1N1 flu virus in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — A 60-year-old unidentified man from Siskiyou County has died from complications related to the H1N1 flu virus according to the Health and Human Services Agency. The agency said this H1N1 strain seems to be affecting younger adults and people 49-64 the worst. Authorities say seven people have died in Oregon...
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Dairy man seriously injured in accident

Dairy, Ore. – A 68-year old man was serious injured Wednesday morning after his pickup crashed underneath a flatbed semi-trailer along Highway 140E east of Klamath Falls. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.  On January 8, 2014 at approximately 6:45 a.m., a 2000 International truck pulling two empty flatbed trailers driven by STEVE M. LANZA, age 51,...
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Rules for marijuana dispensaries will be posted within a week

SALEM, Ore. — The rules for Oregon’s medical marijuana dispensary industry will be posted in about a week, after they’re finalized at a series of public hearings acrossthe state. The state will allow dispensaries to operate under temporary rules after March 3, when the state starts accepting applications from prospective outlet owners that day...
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The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department wants to restrict smoking in state parks

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department wants to restrict outdoor smoking in state parks, and they want your opinion on the subject. The new proposal will limit smoking to personal vehicles, tents, and RVs, but in some state parks with campsites, smoking will be allowed in the overnight camping areas. If...
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No snow at Mt. Shasta and Mt. Ashland ski resorts

MT. SHASTA, Ca. — Mt. Shasta and Mt. Ashland desperately need snow, and both locations may see some this week, but it may not enough for them to open. Mt. Shasta made snow, and had one ski lift open from December 26th to 29th, but they had to close when the weather warmed up...
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Oregon sees spike in flu hospitalizations

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is seeing a spike in flu hospitalizations, and it’s coming three weeks ahead of the normal flu season. The state reports that there were 81 flu-related hospitalizations during the week of Christmas which is a jump from 67 the week before and just 18 the week before that. Authorities say...
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Chemult sled dog races cancelled until February

CHEMULT, Ore. — The annual sled dog races in Chemult have been cancelled until February because there’s no snow. The event was scheduled for January 18 and 19 but has moved to a month from the original date, to February 15th and 16th. It’s the Chemult Sled Dog Races’ 20th anniversary, and the event...
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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors will discuss vicious dog ordinance today

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors will discuss an ordinance that will deal with vicious dogs at its meeting today. The ordinance will allow the impound of potentially vicious dogs, followed by a administrative hearing to determine whether or not the dog should be labeled dangerous or vicious. According to...
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Lawmakers trying to protect volunteer firefighters

WASHINGTON D.C. — Fire chiefs and lawmakers are trying protect the system of volunteer firefighting that’s threatened by the federal health overhaul. Volunteer firefighters are considered employees for tax purposes, but that leaves open the question of whether they’ll fall under the health care law’s requirement that employers with 50 or more employees working...
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The Klamath Falls police need your help identifying a suspect

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying this male in the attached photo, who is suspected of several thefts from businesses and vehicles in the Downtown Area of Klamath Falls. If you have any information regarding his identity, please contact Detective Jack Daniel at 541-883-5336.
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