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Gov. Brown Wants No Charges Against Email Leaker

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Governor Kate Brown says she’s asking the state to not pursue charges against Michael Rodgers, the former government employee who leaked former Governor John Kitzhaber’s emails to a Portland newspaper. The leaks led to questions about the integrity of Governor Kitzhaber and his fiancé’s work as a consultant, and ultimately led...
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No Arrests in Thursday Shooting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– No one has been charged… but Investigators they have interviewed a possible suspect in connection with last week’s shooting in Chiloquin. Family of the victim says he’s in stable condition at SkyLakes Medical Center, after police say he was shot in the chest Thursday evening. Sgt. Darren Frank says the shooting...
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KCSO: Death of 7 Dogs Caused by Mushrooms

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Local law enforcement asks you to keep an eye out for your pets around wild mushrooms. Sgt. Darren Frank with the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office says 7 dogs have died in Klamath after eating wild mushrooms. Deschutes county veterinarians say they’ve seen 15 deaths blamed on mushrooms. Frank says toxicity levels...
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Black Bear Sighting Prompts Warnings

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in conjunction with the Salem Police Department is issuing a bear sighting notice to the residents of West Salem. There were several reports of residents spotting a black bear cub over the weekend. The bear acted very timid and has avoided people when seen....
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United Way Donations Help Weed Community in Recovery

Weed, Calif.– The Weed Community is getting some help in its efforts to rebuild after last September’s devastating wild fire. The United Way of Northern California last week donated 5-thousand dollars to the College of the Siskiyous to help pay for tools, equipment, and building materials for a construction class at the college. The...
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New Regulatory Overreach Makes Unlikely Partners

Washington, DC– Oregon Representatives Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden are both on the same side of an environmental issue— opposing a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to give itself broad regulatory powers over water in United States puddles and ditches. Jan Meekcoms, Director of the Oregon chapter of the National Federation of...
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Gilchrist Man Charged in May Multi-State Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Gilchrist man was transferred to the Klamath County jail Monday afternoon in connection with a high speed chase that happened last month. 38-year old Cort Frederick Lae is charged with attempted aggravated murder, reckless driving, and other charges after he tried to ditch Klamath County deputies during a chase that...
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Klamath Falls Man Rescued 4 Hours After Serious Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is alive after being stuck in his wrecked car for more than four hours. It was a group of mushroom pickers that found 55-year old Vernon Eugene Nealy’s car near Keno Access Road between Keno and Ashland. The Herald and News reports that one of the mushroom...
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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 234th Engineer Company stand in formation as they are welcomed home during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

Oregon National Guard Troops Home from Kuwait

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown was on-hand over the weekend to welcome home about 180 Oregon National Guard members from an 11-month deployment. Most of the troops from the 234th Engineer Company out of 1249th Engineer Battalion headquartered at Camp Rilea are from Prineville. The soldiers went through pre-deployment training at Fort Bliss in...
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One Dead in Police-Involved Shooting in Josephine County

A Josephine County man died over the weekend after a confrontation with police. Oregon State Police say they responded to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance in Wilderville Friday night. Shots were fired… and when the dust settled… 55-year old Robert Box was injured. He later died at Three Rivers Medical Center in...
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