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Morning Jolt: New clue about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:19pm

A new clue emerged in the case of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, The Associated Press reported. A failed satellite call to the airliner "suggests to us that the aircraft might have turned south a little earlier than we had previously expected," Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said. That would change the search area, though officials haven’t pinpointed an area in the vast ocean in which the flight is believed to have crashed.

Siskiyou Sheriff's Office extends mandatory evacuation to Scott Bar area

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:28pm

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Notice to the residents of Scott Bar between Hwy 96 and Bridge Flat.

Today in the News: Miley Cyrus' homeless friend has warrant for arrest

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:00am

"Reportedly, he has returned to the Polk County area. We will be attempting to serve him his warrant, at which time he will be taken into custody." - Polk County, Oregon, Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel, talking about Jesse Helt, the man who accepted an award for Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Helt, 22, stopped checking in with his probation officer, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is from Polk County and apparently went home after the VMAs.

California Senate passes gun takeaway bill

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:32am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Motivated to act after a deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow judges to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others.The Senate passed AB1014 by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, on a 23-8 vote as the parents of two shooting victims watched from a viewing gallery. [...]

Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:00am

Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham.

Monday crash claims life

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:09am

TULELAKE – The California Highway Patrol reported a fatality in a two-car collision occurring on Monday.A 1999 Saturn was traveling northbound on State Route 139, when the driver lost control and entered the southbound traffic lane of State Route 139 and collided with another vehicle, driven by Laremy Heaton, 24, of Klamath Falls, Oregon.CHP reported that Heaton attempted to brake, but was unable [...]

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:00am

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

Etna pot law delayed a year

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:52am

ETNA – At a special city council meeting on Tuesday, Community Service Officer Wes Dunkin said that due to clerical errors upon submission, Etna’s recently approved marijuana ordinance would have to be reintroduced and published again.The ordinance lays out the regulations for cultivation of medical marijuana for the city of Etna.According to the ordinance, "The purpose and intent of this [...]

Firefighter airlifted off fire

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:47am

A man was airlifted off the Man Fire for medical treatment due to severe dehydration, according to July Complex Public Information Officer Sean Collins.Another incident occurred on the Whites Fire on Monday when a firefighter tripped and hit her hand on a chainsaw blade, according to Collins.Collins said the firefighter suffered minor injuries and a few stitches but was back at work Tuesday morning. [...]

Siskiyou Crime Report: July sees 2014's first prostitution charge

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:37am

Large amounts of drug-related and domestic violence charges filled July’s bookings in Siskiyou County, followed by the year’s first prostitution charge.

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:32am

An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

Beef Carcus of Merit winners announced

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:23am

At the Siskiyou Golden Fair, the Siskiyou County CattleWomen sponsor the annual June Cook Memorial for those market steers that meet the Carcus of Merit Award.

Fall mushroom permits available

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:17am

Matsutake mushroom season will be starting soon on the Goosenest Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest, and 2014 mushroom season permits are currently available.

Morning Jolt: Consumer Reports says pregnant women should avoid all tuna

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:43pm

Consumer Reports says pregnant woman should avoid all tuna because of the mercury content in the beloved fish. The advice goes against FDA and EPA guidelines, which say pregnant women can - and should - eat 8 to 12 ounces of seafood per week, including canned light tuna.

Today in the News: American killed while fighting for ISIS

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:00am

News outlets reported today that American Douglas McCain died last weekend while fighting for the terrorist group ISIS. McCain’s family learned of his death from the U.S. State Department, who had been aware of McCain’s sensibilities and had been tracking him. He apparently converted to Islam several years ago, according to family members, and then began to be interested in ISIS.

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:35am

Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

Pooch Profile: Meet Lucy

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:14am

Meet LucyA little about Lucy’s backgroundLucy is a black and white Border Collie that came to the Rescue Ranch recently. She is approximately 30 pounds and is six months old. Volunteers expect her to put on weight, but only grow about an inch in height. Lucy’s abilities and personalityLucy is very calm, loves to play and is very trainable. Volunteers say Lucy is extremely affectionate, good with kids, cats and dogs. She is doggy- [...]

Major injury motorcycle accident in Etna

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:12am

ETNA – California Highway Patrol reported a major injury motorcycle accident Friday, involving Eugene Anglen, 38, of Etna. Anglen was riding a motorcycle eastbound on Scott River Road, east of the Indian Scotty Campground, when he was involved in an unknown type of collision that left him unconscious on the roadway, according to a passerby. When Anglen regained consciousness, he started his motorcycle and left the scene prior to emergency personnel or CHP arrival. [...]

Weekend growth kept in check

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:01am

Air support helps keep containment levels from rising

Israel, Hamas accept Gaza war cease-fire

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:44am

Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians.


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