Committee Meets To Start KCSD Superintendent Search

A meeting is scheduled for today of the Selection Committee who will help choose the new chief of the Klamath County School District.  The school board has been on the hunt for a new Superintendent since October; eight applications were received for the job.  The selection committee is comprised of nineteen citizen members, including...
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First Of Two High-Risk Sex Offenders Relocates To Klamath Falls

Today, the first of two high-risk sex offenders will be released back into the Klamath Falls area; Jerrold Hanson has finished a 15 year prison term and will live in an apartment complex in the 300 block of Commercial Street.  The pair have to be returned to the same county of their conviction.  Jack...
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5 Arrests In Thefts Of Weapons And More

In Modoc County, five people have been arrested on burglary and gun theft charges; thieves made off with more than twenty weapons from a pair of semi trailers on private property, in addition to thousands of rounds of ammo, rare coins, motorbikes and tools.  The five are facing charges including theft and drug possession. ...
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More Snow On The Way For Region

Another round of heavy snow is coming in.  We have a winter weather advisory from 1 pm this afternoon to 1 pm Thursday with anywhere from of 2 to 10 inches depending on your location.  Forecasters say it encompasses northeast Siskiyou and Modoc counties, the Klamath basin, northern and eastern Klamath County and Lake...
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Malheur Occupier Sentenced To Three Years

One of the main players in the 2016 armed-occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. At the federal courthouse in Portland Tuesday, Ryan Payne of Anaconda, Montana, apologized to those disrupted by his actions and to the American people. Last summer he pleaded guilty...
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Mistrial Declared in Sex Assault Case

A mistrial has been declared in the Jackson County trial of a former Klamath Falls business owner. Donald McLaughlin on trial last week on numerous sexual assault charges from 2006 involving four female victims who were minors then.  One victim testified to evidence that hadn’t been disclosed to the defense to refute so the judge...
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Former Crescent Water Manager Arrested for Stealing From Agency

The former Crescent Water Supply manager has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office says the agency called in January to investigate and on Friday they arrested Darcy Gerhart. She’s charged with aggravated theft with multiple counts of forgery and fraudulent use of a credit card totaling more than...
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$1 Million Bail For Merrill Meth Dealing Suspect

$1 million bail has been set for a Merrill man accused of helping to distribute a large quantity of methamphetamine smuggled from California.  19 year old Manuel Hernandez-Martinez was arrested Friday by agents with the Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team following up on the seizure of 1.5 pounds of meth last month. Agents allege...
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KCSD Reviewing Eight Applicants for Superintendent

  The Klamath County School Board and its Superintendent Selection Committee have begun looking over eight applications to be the new superintendent after Greg Thede retires at the end of this school year. They plan to conduct interviews from March 13 through15 and then select finalists at that time. A public forum with the...
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Community Meeting on Soon-to-be-Released Sex Offenders

There’s a community meeting tonight to discuss the release from prison of two high-risk sex offenders. Jerrold Don Hanson will be let out March 1 and Jack Albert Miller on March 22.  Hanson has convictions for child porn and child sex abuse and Miller for rape and other crimes with kids. The meeting is...
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