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Former pastor pleads in sex abuse case

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man entered a guilty plea this week, admitting to two misdemeanor counts of sex abuse. Larry Murrell was pastor of the House of Prayer for All Nations in Klamath Falls when he was arrested a year ago. An adult female member of his church accused Murrell of molesting...
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Poll: Oregonians don’t want to kill predatory wolves

A majority of Oregonians think hunting wolves is not the right way to manage them and that the species still deserves endangered species protections, according to a new poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling and Research. More than 70 percent of Oregon voters who responded said nonlethal prevention methods should be attempted before officials...
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Images of the Rogue Pack were captured on a trail camera in July 2016. Photo: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Three new confirmed cases of wolf depredation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There are three new wolf depredations confirmed in Southern Oregon… all of them in Klamath County. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife… a ranch hand in Klamath County found three wolves feeding on the carcass of an 800 pound calf last week. A short time later… a 600 pound...
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Oregonians want non-lethal wolf management

Salem, Ore.– Wildlife officials in Washington State have recently wiped out an entire pack of wolves that had preyed on cattle several times. Should Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife do the same? According to a recent poll of voters in Oregon… 70-percent say no, non-lethal methods should be used first. The poll from Mason...
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Trees Burning in Forest Fire

Controlled burns scheduled for Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Several controlled burns are scheduled for this week… including one that started Sunday in the Bly Ranger District. About a thousand acres of underbrush is being cleared in that burn which could continue until Friday. Fire managers plant to burn about 200 acres in the Chiloquin Ranger District tomorrow in the 9-mile...
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State allows OTC overdose antidote

Salem, Ore.– Oregon residents will soon be able to buy the opiate overdose antidote, Naloxone, without a prescription. Friends and family members of known drug users are encouraged to purchase the drug to keep on hand, but you’ll have to confirm that you’ve read the directions before a pharmacist will hand it over. Naloxone has...
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Siskiyou County logs more illegal pot raids

Yreka, Calif.– The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office served more than a dozen search warrants in the greater Happy Camp area over the past two weeks… netting nearly 1600 illegal marijuana plants, and more than 1400 pounds of processed pot. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s office… the plants alone were worth about 6-million...
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Protestors march on Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– As expected… A group of protesters who aren’t happy about a renewed proposal to move forward with the Jordan Cove Energy Project gathered in Klamath Falls over the weekend. Last month the Klamath Tribes sent a letter to the Federal Regulatory Commission voicing their opposition to construction of a 232 mile...
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Prescribed burns planned near Chemult

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership plans to do some prescribed burns starting today. They warn that Chemult residents near the town should expect to see and smell the smoke. The agency held a public meeting in Chemult last week to talk to residents about the burning of underbrush and other...
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One injured in stabbing, brother charged

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man who was injured in a stabbing in Klamath Falls Wednesday morning was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. His brother…  51-year old Dale Ray Wilson faces attempted murder charges. Klamath Falls Police Chief Dave Henslee says both men were drunk when Wilson allegedly stabbed the victim in the hand.     
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