Weather

Expect snow showers before 11 a.m., followed by a mix of snow and rain. High temperatures today should reach about 40 degrees with a total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. There will be a southwest wind between 6 and 13 mph with gusts as high as 18 mph.

There is a 50 percent chance of rain and snow showers before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of snow. Little or no snow accumulation is expected tonight. Overnight lows should drop to around 25 degrees. It will be cloudy, with a southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

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Local news

For the second time in three years, the Klamath Falls Airport has a new runway.

The latest runway paving project is nearing completion, marking the end of a three-year process that started after the original paving job began to chip away only four months after it was laid.

In April, the Klamath Falls City Council accepted a settlement with terms that the runway would be repaved by Knife River Materials at no expense to the city.

That work is almost done, with only a few minor items remaining, said Airport Director John Longley.

Read more about the issues with the first runway, how they were resolved and the process of repaving the second time in today's print and online editions of the Herald and News.

Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Defending NAIA Division II men’s national basketball champion Oregon Tech will enter the 2012-13 season ranked No. 2 in the national preseason poll by a panel of coaches from around the country.

Northwestern of Iowa, the defending women’s champion, also is No. 2 in its preseason rankings.

“We should be somewhere in the top five, but realistically shuffling somewhere in the top 25,” OIT coach Danny Miles said not long before the poll was released and had the Hustlin’ Owls behind Northwood of Florida.

To read more of this story, click here or pick up a copy of today's Herald and News.

Oregon news

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A man was stabbed Tuesday during a violent confrontation with an abortion protester outside a Planned Parenthood health center, police said.

Ted Clair was stabbed seven times in the abdomen and neck during a fight with Christopher Tolhurst, who had signs denouncing abortion and Planned Parenthood, officials said.

Witnesses said that earlier in the day, Clair's 22-year-old daughter, Kailah Clair, argued with Tolhurst and kicked over his protest signs, Lt. Dennis Ward said.

They said Tolhurst pushed the woman, and she returned later with her father, who confronted Tolhurst.

Ward said in a statement that witnesses reported Ted Clair pushed Tolhurst to the ground and punched him "numerous times" in the face, and then Tolhurst stabbed Clair.

Grants Pass police said no arrests have been made.