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Forestry Officials Ask Residents to Use Extra Caution

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Tens of thousands of acres of land in Oregon have been scorched by fire so far this summer. And while some of those fires are caused by lightning, MOST are not. Erica Hupp with the Fremont-Winema National Forest says that nation-wide, 9 out of 10 wildfires are cause by people leaving campfires...
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Shaniko Butte 80% Contained

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Shaniko Butte fire in the Warm Springs Indian Reservation is now at more than 40-thousand acres and 80-percent contained. Some light rain earlier this week both helped and hindered fire fighting efforts, as the rains created slick conditions that prevented crews from getting equipment where they needed it.
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OSP: ODOT Employee’s Death an Accident

Oregon state police say an ODOT employee who died this week was accidentally run over by a dump truck. According to an OSP press release 54-year old Donald Kendall died near Echo on Tuesday afternoon .
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Odell Lake
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Health Advisory: High Toxin Levels in Odell Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  High toxin levels found at Klamath County lake   A health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Odell Lake, located off Highway 58 in Klamath County, about 31 miles southeast of the Lane County city of Oakridge.   Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of very...
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John O'Leary, Paisley
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Five Oregon Men Receive Cattleman Scholarships

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Cattlemen’s Association officials are excited to announce the 2014 scholarship recipients from the Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund.   Andrew Miles, Patrick Linnell, John O’Leary, Garrett Robinson and Devin Robinson have each received scholarships to help fray the cost of higher education.   ”With a record number of highly-qualified applicants, the scholarship award...
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Update: California Man Dies in Highway 95 Collission

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Oregon State Police (OSP) continues to investigate Monday night’s fatal traffic crash involving a passenger car and commercial truck along Highway 95 about seventeen miles north of the Oregon/Nevada border in southern Malheur County. The crash occurred during heavy rain and high water, resulting in the death of a California man....
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The scene of a fatal accident near Echo involving an ODOT employee.
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OSP Investigating Death of ODOT Worker

Echo, Ore.– Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the death of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee at a work site Tuesday afternoon along OR Highway 320 south of Interstate 84 near Echo. The victim’s name and other related information will be released shortly by ODOT in a separate news release. On July...
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Recreational Pot Advances to Ballot

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon voters will get to decide whether the state should legalize recreation marijuana use. The group called New Approach Oregon collected enough signatures to have the measure placed on the November ballot, according the Secretary of State’s office. If approved, Oregonians 21 years of age and older could buy pot for recreational use.
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Officer Recognized for Life-Saving Shot in Klamath County Hostage Crisis

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An Oregon State Police office was recognized recently for his role in saving the life of a Hermiston woman who had been kidnapped and held hostage at a remote cabin in Klamath County. The woman was reported missing April 27, 2012 under suspicious circumstances. A vehicle believed to be involved in her...
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Melissa Bowerman
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Track Coach Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The coach for the Madras High School track team is in jail, charged with child sex abuse after an alleged relationship with a 17-year old student. 43-year old Melissa Bowerman… daughter-in-law of Nike founder and former Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, was arrested in Jefferson County. Bowerman is charged with: *...
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