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Unemployment Improves in California

Sacramento, Calif.– More Californian’s are dropping out of the unemployment lines. New numbers released on Friday show the state’s unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in June, down from 7.5-percent in June of last year. Calfiornia’s jobless rate is well above the national average of 5.3 percent.
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Man Arrested for Device Left at Jail

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls Police say a 34-year old man turned himself in to authorities over the weekend in connection with that suspicious 2-liter bottle of liquid that was left outside of the jail on Thursday. Jerald Lynn Chasteen is charged with possession of a hoax destructive device. As of this morning, he...
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Prospect Man Dies in Single-Car Wreck

Prospect, Ore.– An accident in Jackson County Sunday night left a Prospect man dead. 63-year old Larry Burtchaell died after his car went off the road on Highway 62. Burtchaell died at the scene… the accident is under investigation.
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Questions Raised about Modoc County K9 Program

Yreka, Calif.–  Modoc County’s Board of Supervisors agreed this week to put the breaks on the Sheriff’s canine program Accodring to the motion that passed, the Sheriff’s office is not in compliance with adopted policies, procedures, and memorandums of understanding. The Modoc News reports that the county’s attorney had previously written a letter to...
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Sen. Wyden Schedules Lakeview Town Hall

Lakeview, Ore.– Sen. Ron Wyden will be in Lakeview this weekend, hosting a town hall meeting. Wyden will be at the Lake County Senior Center Saturday starting at 5:30. The meeting gives Sen. Wyden a chance to update you on what’s happening in Washington DC, and gives you a chance to share your concerns. The...
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State Receives Deluge of New Dispensary Applications

Salem, Ore.–  Since Measure 91 passed last November… Oregon’s public health division has received 411 new applications to open medical marijuana dispensaries… another 51 entrepreneurs applied after the legislature voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to start selling recreational pot. It won’t become legal to do so until October first. The associated press requested those...
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Fishing Restrictions Add During Hot, Drought Conditions

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The heat and lack of rain is stressing out the fish in Oregon’s lakes and streams, so the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is adding some new restrictions for anglers. Starting Saturday, July 18, your hooks have to be out of the water by 2pm, and you can’t begin fishing...
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Event Reaches Out to Klamath County’s Homeless

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Connecting the less fortunate with the resources they need to close the gap between where they are… and where they want to be. That’s the goal of an event being held Friday morning at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. Organizers of Project Family Connect say they expect about 1,000 people to take part...
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Residents Ready to Tackle Crime in Chiloquin

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A crowded room of concerned citizens had plenty to say yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the Klamath County Sheriff’s advisory committee in Chiloquin. Members of the Chiloquin community are still cleaning up after vandals caused damaged of as much as 200-thousand dollars at local businesses and the town’s library. The...
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Deputies Investigate Bottle Explosive

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County sheriff’s detectives are trying to find out who put a chemical explosive in front of the Klamath County jail yesterday. The jail’s commander noticed the 2-liter bottle filled with liquid and some solid sediment in layers, leaned up against a door at the entrance to the jail.  Emergency responders...
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