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Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:46pm

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it into the presidential residence before officers managed to apprehend him, the U.S. Secret Service said. President Barack Obama and his family were not at home at the time.

Booked into jail Sept. 19, 2014

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the Sept. 19, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News

Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:00am

Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region.

France strikes Islamic State group depot in Iraq

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:00am

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.

Brew Beat: Rogue's Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:50am

So, in my extreme advocation of bacon and my absurd spirit of never turning anything down, I was tested when approached with Rogue’s Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale.I mean what could go wrong? There’s bacon and maple and beer – all of which I adore. As a doughnut, that is an obvious winner, but liquified with intense smoked malts, that’s where it went oh so wrong.Smoked smells [...]

Happy Camp, Man fires merge

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:43am

 The Man Fire merged into the Happy Camp Complex on Tuesday, according to Information Officer Rudy Evenson. Evenson said as of Wednesday all evacuations and road closures have been lifted complex. Evenson said fire crews were tested early on this week with winds. [...]

Facebook page helps fire victims recover memories

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:39am

In the wake of the Boles Fire, many community members are doing what they can to help the victims.One such person is Trey Gaither, who recently began a Facebook page for those families that lost their photos to the fire, titled, "Boles Fire Picture Recovery."Within hours, memories filled the page, with photos for families to begin their lost collections again.On [...]

Auditor-Controller faces elections code violation allegation

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:55am

Allegations of an election code violation were leveled against county Auditor-Controller Jennie Ebejer earlier this year, but she denies that her actions broke the law.

Klamath National Forest and Back Country Horsemen team up to host Wilderness Photo Contest

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:48am

Entries are now being accepted for a wilderness photo contest in celebration of the Wilderness Act 50th anniversary.

Siskiyou board declares local emergency due to Boles Fire

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:42am

In a season full of emergency declarations for Siskiyou County, the board of supervisors Thursday declared another local emergency stemming from the Boles Fire in Weed.

Morning Jolt: What's next for Scotland?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:25pm

After Scotland voters approved staying in the United Kingdom yesterday (55 percent supported the move), what comes next? For the moment, not much will change, but British Prime Minister David Cameron promised more autonomy to Scotland. Among his pledges were more local control over taxes and spending. How soon England delivers on those promises may be an issue.

Matthew T. Mangino: Federal government complicit in militarization of police

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:01pm

Nearly 50 years ago when Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates organized the nation's first special weapons and tactics team (SWAT), nobody envisioned that most police departments — large and small — across the country would someday have SWAT teams. Gates wanted an elite team of specialized cops similar to the Army Rangers or Navy SEALs that could respond to riots, barricades, shootouts or hostage-takings, wrote Radley Balko in the Huffington Post. The SWAT team would be used exclusively [...]

Scots reject independence from England in historic vote

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:48pm

Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Today in the News: This summer was Earth's hottest since at least 1880

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:10am

According to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, this summer was the hottest one since records began in 1880. The global average temperature for June-August was 1.28 degrees above the average, and the hottest ever.

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:30am

Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding and hand out soap in a desperate bid to slow the accelerating outbreak.

Scots decide future amid excitement, apprehension

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:52am

For some, it's a day they have dreamed of for decades. For others, the time has finally come to make up their minds about the future — both for themselves and for the United Kingdom.

Roseburg suffers property losses, unsure when mill will reopen

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:16am

Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Kellye Wise said the truck shop, conveyers, chip pile and de-barker were either damaged or destroyed.

Donations come pouring in

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:58am

Communities around Siskiyou County are coming together to raise funds and contribute items to Boles Fire victims.

Fish disease spurs increased flows in Trinity, lower Klamath

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:18am

The emergency flow increases on the Trinity River approved in August are now increasing in response to the discovery of diseased salmon in the Klamath.

Morning Jolt: 97 percent participation expected in Scotland independence vote

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:29pm

Today is the day. Scotland will decide if it wants to be an independent nation or stay a part of Great Britain. USA Today reported that 97 percent of eligible voters are expected to cast ballots on the issue, which could have wide implications for Europe and the U.S. as well. A poll taken before the vote shows voters are basically evenly divided on independence.

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