Accused Child Sex Offender Held on $250,000 Bail

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man charged with child sex abuse was in court Thursday. 32-year old James Renfro was arrested last week… charged with rape and sodomy. The victims are reportedly under the age of 16. Police say they arrested Renfro after getting a tip from someone in the community. He’s expected back...
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ODFW Looks to Curb Cougar Population

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday announced they’re going to start increasing their focus on certain areas of the state in order to curb the mountain lion populations. ODFW says there are about 62-hundred cougars in the state… and as the numbers of cats grows… so does the number...
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Blue Zones Kicks Off Planning Stages with Walk

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  As the Blue Zones Project moves forward in the planning stages… a group of community leaders set out Friday morning on a walking tour to go over areas of town that could be improved to make for a healthier, more livable Klamath Falls. Blue Zones is a community-driven project that’s partnered with...
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Citizens for Safe Schools Brings Awareness to Bullying in Schools

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Creating schools that are safe for kids… free of bullying and free of hate. That’s the goal of Citizens for Safe Schools as the work with schools in Klamath County to bring awareness to the problems of bullying. Last month… the organization coordinated a Day without Hate with the theme… Words...
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More Jobs Lost in Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Unemployment is up state-wide in Oregon… to 6.2 percent. That’s a one-tenth of a percent increase over August. According to numbers released this morning by the Oregon Employment Department… the state’s employment payroll dropped by 53-hundred jobs just in September… the first month in three years that a net loss of...
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Chiloquin Votes to Allow Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The city of Chiloquin yesterday voted roll out the hemp welcome mat for marijuana dispensaries to set up shop. For now… the city will only allow medicinal dispensaries… but could change that later to also allow recreational dispensaries. When Measure 91 was on the ballot back in November… the majority of...
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OWRD Requests to Have Mallams Petition Dismissed

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Oregon Water Resources Department has filed a counter motion… asking the courts to dismiss a petition from Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams challenging an order the agency issued for him to stop using irrigation water on his property. The Herald and News reported last month that Mallams admitted to irrigating his land,...
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Gov. Brown Denies Hospice Request from Death Row Inmate

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown has denied a request by Oregon’s oldest death row inmate to be allowed to spend his final days in hospice care. 67-year old Mark Allen Pinnell suffers from chronic pulmonary disease. He’s been on death row since 1988 for robbing and murdering a Tualatin man. 
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Harry & David Hiring Fair

Harry and David says they’re looking to hire about 15-hundred season and full-time positions. They’re holding a job fair on Thursday at the Corporate Center on South Pacific Highway in Medford. They have jobs available at their call center, warehouse, and other general labor positions.  The hiring fair is Thursday, Oct. 6, from noon...
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Bald Eagle Dies at Rehab Center

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Badger Run Wildlife Rehab Center says that one of four injured Bald Eagles they received five years ago… has died. The Center posted information on its facebook page over the weekend saying that Trip may have been at least 25 years old… and possibly as old as 35. He survived...
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