Agenda: Oct. 7, 2013

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at 2312 S. Sixth Street for a blood drive starting at noon today until 6 p.m. The Dorris City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at Dorris City Hall, while the Bonanza Council meets at the same time. The Klamath Falls City Council and Tulelake City Council both meet...
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Construction continues in the Basin

Construction projects are continuing throughout the Basin. Here are some updates on a couple of projects. On Highway 39, the Link River Bridge continues with bridge work and paving planned this week. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers 24/7. Expect delays up to 20 minutes. On Highway 140 at Lakeshore Drive and the Klamath County Boat...
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Wild Horse Running

Judge asks for stay in case of wild mustangs rescued from Nevada-Oregon line

RENO, Nv. –Citing the hardship of the government shutdown, Justice Department lawyers are asking a federal judge in Reno for a stay in a legal battle with wild horse advocates over hundreds of mustangs from a wildlife refuge on the Nevada-Oregon line. The horse advocates say it’s a ploy to keep them from securing...
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Multi-vehicle collision closes Highway 140

ODESSA, Ore. — A multi-vehicle collision on Highway 140 that was blamed on black ice closed the roadway for several hours yesterday. The early morning crash involved at least two vehicles. Both lanes were shut down so emergency crews could clear the accident.
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Animal rights group sues to stop killing of barred owls

SACRAMENTO, Ca. — An animal rights group has sued to stop the federal government from killing barred owls in the Northwest, a plan put in place to save to spotted owl. The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento by Friends of Animals. It states the plan by the U.S. Fish...
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Appeals court uphold killing sea lions

SALEM, Ore. — An appeals court has upheld killing sea lions that eat too many salmon. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had told NOAA Fisheries Service it needed to do a better job of explaining why it was authorizing the killing of dozens of sea lions, which are protected by the Marine...
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Milk Truck

Milk tanker truck crashes into barrier pole downtown

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. –A milk tanker truck crashed downtown yesterday, tying up traffic for several hours. The truck was carrying around 20,000 pounds of milk in its tank when it took a corner too sharp at Main Street and Spring Street and hit a pole. Crews unhooked the trailer, and hauled the tanks away...
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Wrong way driver causes back up on I-5

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A wrong way driver caused a major back up on I-5 yesterday morning after crashing into a car, then leaving the scene of the accident. Around 6am 49 year old Sergey Zhura from Grants Pass got on I-5 headin south in the northbound lanes. Zhura’s van then clipped a car...
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Oregon is one fo the worst states for keeping registered sex offenders under supervision

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon has one of the worst records in the country for following federal standards intended to keep registered sex offenders under supervision. The state has become a haven for offenders dodging stricter rules in other states, and one reason may be because the state is two years behind entering names into...
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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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