Court date set in Kaylee Stewart murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Bend man has one year to work on his defense before heading to court to face trial for the death of Kaylee Sawyer. Edwin Lara is accused of killing the 23-year old Bend woman in July, hiding her body, then fleeing, committing kidnapping and other crimes as headed south, before...
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Modoc County Deputy dies in the line of duty

Alturas, Calif.– A Modoc County Sheriff’s deputy died Wednesday morning after he was shot while responding to a report about an assault outside of Alturas. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s office… 31-year old Jack Hopkins responded to the call in the area of County Roads 115 and 170 about 10 miles...
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Flashlight tours offered at Baldwin Hotel

Klamath Falls, Ore.– “Flashlight tours” of the Baldwin Hotel Museum will be offered on Friday and Saturday evenings through the end of October. Cost for the nighttime tours is $5 per person. Participation is limited to six people per tour. “We’ve found that the Baldwin Hotel has an entirely different feel when you see...
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Seminars focus on agriculture Safety

Salem, Ore.– As one of Oregon’s largest industries, agriculture also tends to suffer its share of injuries and illnesses. To reduce the number and severity of injuries in the industry, SAIF has presented free, half-day agricultural safety seminars across the state for more than 20 years. Each year the not-for-profit company reaches more supervisors,...
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ODFW confirms Wallowa County wolf depredation

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has photographic evidence of a wolf depredation incident that happened in Wallowa County earlier this month. An archery hunter went to investigating a bawling sound in the Devils Run Creek area… and found 6 wolves attacking a 1 month old calf. He was able to...
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Avista submits request for price adjustment

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  You can expect a lower natural gas bill this winter. Avista has asked regulators for a price adjustment for residential gas customers in Oregon. If approved… the average customer would see about a 4-dollar drop in your monthly gas bill. If approved, the new pricing will go into effect November first....
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Man arrested after offering pot for payment

Salem, Ore.– A Sandy man offered to buy a snowmobile he saw posted on Craigslist… offering a pound of pot in exchange for the vehicle. The guy selling the machine— is an Oregon State Trooper. The 29-year old Sandy man was arrested after agreeing to meet the seller. He was charged with delivering marijuana,...
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Kingsley Field plans night flying exercises

Expect to hear jets flying in the night sky tonight (October 17th) and for the next several nights. The 173rd Fighter Wing and Kingsley Field will perform night flying operations through Thursday.    
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Klamath Falls call center under new ownership

Klamath Falls, Ore.– By the end of the year… employees of Asurion Klamath will become employees of IQor. The call center is currently owned by a Tennessee company… but Florida-based IQor bought out the Klamath Falls facility and four others earlier this month. There are no plans to make any immediate changes at the customer...
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Department of Corrections officer arrested for sexual misconduct

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An Oregon corrections officer has been arrested on eleven counts of custodial sexual misconduct. 50-year old Edgar Mickles worked at Coffee Creek Correctional Center in Wilsonville, which is a prison for women. Oregon State Police received a tip that Mickles had engaged in misconduct. After an investigation, he was arrested on...
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