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    1. Jackson County Commissioners decided against paying local farmers who have livestock killed by wolves. They decided not to form a committee to deal with wold depredation this year. The budget cycle for state grants run from March to March. The commissioners say they are not ready to form the committee because there have not been any livestock kills from wolves yet. The county is expected to receive only $1,000 if it joined the program this year. Money is distributed through the state for prevention programs based on the number of wolves in each county. There would be more money available from the state once there was a livestock kill.

    2. The Oregonian, Oregon's largest newspaper, is calling for Governor John Kitzhaber to step down. The latest question is surrounding the governor and his fiancee Cylvia Hayes and an unaccounted for $118,000. There are allegations the money came from groups hoping to do work with the state and that Hayes did not report the money on her taxes. Her role as a policy advisor to the governor mixing with her consulting jobs has been the subject of continued controversy.

    3. NBC anchor Brian Williams is apologizing for a dramatic story he told about being shot down in the Iraq War, saying it was not true. Williams is blaming it on a fuzzy memory. Williams paid tribute to an Iraq War veteran on Friday and said the soldier helped protect him in 2003 when their helicopter was shot down by enemy fire in Iraq. But it was actually a different helicopter that was hit, one that no one was on. The military newspaper Stars and Stripes investigated the claim and proved it was false.

    4. No charges will be filed against two Weed police officers who shot and killed a man. The district attorney says a homeless man was shot by the two officers in October 2013. A report just released says the man killed was 32-year-old Steven Henning who was reported to have been acting violently due to mental illness. He was never arrested. The report says in the latest confrontation the two officers thought Henning was pulling out something shaped like a pistol. Police fire and Henning was killed. The DA's report says a tazer was found on Henning's body.

    5. An autopsy shows a Klamath Falls man who fled into the woods after a police chase in Klamath County died from exposure and hypothermia. The body of 32-year-old Christopher Sellars was found Friday east of Ashland by a Southern Oregon University professor and his class returning from a field trip. Oregon State troopers say Sellars and two other men fled last December from officers in Klamath County. Police say during the chase one of them threw an explosive device at police that was made from a gas can.

    6. A man accused of trying to set Jackson Elementary School on fire is now locked up, facing charges. Officers say they arrested Michael Johnson on Wednesday. Police say they recognized him from security footage while investigating a cellphone theft at the Cedar Lodge. Detectives say they later found out he was involved in the school arson. Johnson faces a Measure 11 offense of Arson. Show less
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