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Christmas tree permits available

Lakeview, Ore.– The Fremont-Winema National Forest is selling Christmas tree permits now through December 24 at all Forest offices and numerous vendors in the area. Permits cost $5 and are nonrefundable.  A maximum of five permits can be purchased. Each permit is valid to cut one tree and must be validated by completely removing the month,...
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La Pine man arrested following road rage incident

La Pine, Ore.– On November 22, 2016 at about 5:41AM, Oregon State Police received the report of a road rage incident on Highway 97 south of Bend. Witnesses reported that a man driving a 2015 Chevrolet pickup was driving aggressively and tailgating other drivers northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 146 (near Lava Butte...
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Lake County coyote hunt proceeds despite efforts to stop it

Lakeview, Ore.– Conservation groups want federal agencies to stop an annual coyote-hunting contest that took place this past weekend in Lake County. The Coyote Calling Derby, has raised concerns that gray wolves, which are protected under the Endangered Species Act and confirmed to be in Lake County, could be mistaken for coyotes and killed....
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Man survives fall, swim following multi-car accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An Idaho man managed to survive being hit by a car and thrown over a bridge early this morning. Oregon State Police say 34-year old Steven Arrasmith stopped to help after he saw pick-up hit some black ice on I-84 in Malheur County, and it lost control. While Arrasmith was helping...
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Sabra Hummus under voluntary recall

( Colonial Heights, VA)— Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes the products listed below; these were distributed to retail outlets, including food service...
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Judge dismisses inmate lawsuit

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A judge says a Klamath County inmate waited too long to file a complaint about having his kosher diet requirements suspended. William Jack Parkerson filed a suit last year accusing Sheriff Frank Skrah and corrections employees of violating his rights by denying him kosher meals. Officials say they did suspend Parkerson’s kosher...
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Two injured in fireworks mishap

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two men are recovering from injuries they received when a modified firework mortar exploded Friday morning at a home near Midland. Sheriff’s Deputies say there had been several people taking fireworks apart, and reassembling them by making a softball-sized ball of explosives, then adding a fuse. Once lit… the device exploded...
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Flu shot appears to be working

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you haven’t had a flu shot yet this season… it’s not too late. Flu cases are still on the rise… and health officials don’t expect the season to peak for at least another month or more. This year’s shot appears to be doing it’s job. So far, out of the...
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Burns teen dies, two injured in rollover accident

Burns, Ore.– A 15-year old boy died, two passengers were injured, when he lost control of the truck he was driving, causing it roll several times.  Investigators say the boy was driving a 1995 Nissan pickup without permission, when the vehicle went off the road near milepost 18 on Highway 78. The driver was...
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Bank of the Cascades gets new owner

Bend, Ore.– Bank of the Cascades is being bought out by a Montana-based financial group. Bank of the Cascades is based out of Bend, and has a branch in Klamath Falls. First Interstate Bancorp is buying the bank’s parent company, for $589 million. First Interstate used to have branches in Oregon and Washington… until...
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