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Ex-cop accused of stealing drugs from evidence locker

May. 27, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses a former Klamath Falls police officer of stealing methamphetamine and fentanyl from an evidence locker and then overdosing on the drugs in his police cruiser. The indictment says the officer’s...

Assault suspect dies in shooting involving deputy

May. 18, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A person suspected of domestic assault has died in a shooting involving a deputy in southwestern Oregon, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. At 11 a.m. Tuesday deputies were sent to a domestic assault in...

FEMA trailers being used for Oregon wildfire survivors

Apr. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say that trailers at an industrial site in southwest Oregon, which were rumored to house unaccompanied immigrant children, are actually for survivors of the September 2020 wildfires. The Mail Tribune reported on Sunday that the...

Contractor fined $74K over asbestos-tainted debris

Mar. 19, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Florida-based company has been fined over $74,000 for improperly sending asbestos-tainted debris to a landfill in Southern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality described the violations as “major magnitude violations,” but...