Man Sues Over Gun Purchase Age Limit

An Oregon man filing a lawsuit saying Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart are discriminating against him by refusing to sell 20 year old Tyler Watson a rifle.  The two companies and others deciding to restrict gun sales to those 21 and older.  Oregon law allows residents to buy shotguns or rifles beginning at age...
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Session Offers Housing Hope

The state’s recent legislative session offering some hope for the state’s housing crisis; a program will create a savings account for first-time homebuyers, letting them set aside tax-free money toward a down payment.  Efforts are also underway to provide more housing for the homeless and additional veterans services.   
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Arraignment For 3 Charged In Wildfire

An arraignment for 3 men charged with setting a wildfire that burned thousands of acres last July; 34-year-old David Evans and 27-year-old Elijah Dyer, both of Springfield, and 68-year-old Gary Bigelow of Walterville are charged with reckless burning, criminal conspiracy and manufacture of a destructive device.  The three apparently attached pyrotechnics to targets they were...
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Plea Entered In Sky Lakes Incident

A woman from Klamath falls has pleaded no contest to threatening staff at Sky Lakes Medical Center last December; 38 year old Audema Tecumseh has been enrolled in mental health diversion court for eighteen months.  She walked into the Sky Lakes ER with an axe and a knife and became combative with security.  If...
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Two Charged In 3-Month-Old’s Positive Meth Test

A man from Klamath Falls whose three month old son tested positive for meth has been sentenced to a week behind bars in a plea deal; 25 year old Nickolaus Robert Hardtke Neace pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor after he was charged last November.  The child’s 19 year old mother...
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Bi-Mart, Fred Meyer Join Gun Age Limit Movement

A move by some US retailers to raise the age limit on gun purchases has spread to Bi Mart and Fred Meyer; Bi-Mart announcing the policy change in a press release yesterday; Kroger is raising the age limit at all of its Fred Meyer stores.  Earlier this week, Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods decided...
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Former Sunriver Chief Enters Plea

Former Sunriver Police Chief Marc Mills entering a no-contest plea to a harrassment charge yesterday;  a judge fined him 100 dollars for shoving a sergeant with a metal sign during a dispute.  The incident prompted an internal investigation which lead to his resignation last month.  Mills was not required to be in court for...
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Decision Coming On Old Ford Road

Commissioners in Klamath County are trying to decide whether to upgrade or shut down a one mile section of Old Fort Road because of dangerous winter driving.  Drivers have been reporting unsafe conditions during snow and icy weather; the county has come up with a plan to widen the road and reduce its slope. ...
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Mail Thefts Have Police Investigating

Police in Eagle point are looking into a number of thefts of mail; the Jackson County Sheriff’s office says in the early hours yesterday morning, people living along Rogue River Drive between Highway 234 and Highway 62 discovered their mailboxes were open and that pieces of mail were missing.  Police found piles of discarded...
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Klamath Falls DHS Could Get New Home

There could be a new home for the Oregon Department of Human Services offices in Klamath Falls; the state is looking at a pair of lots at Timbermill Shores as a possible new location for the agency; district manager Jeremy Player says the property is not far from the Klamath Works Social Services campus...
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