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Public Hearing on Charter School Proposal

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls School Board members will discuss a proposed charter school at its hearing Monday. Organizers hope residents will support the Hope Art Academy which would integrate art and project-based learning in the school’s classrooms. If approved, the school plans to use the former Baptist Church on High Street. Monday’s public...
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Rain or Shine: Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Tomorrow is Stamp Out Hunger day, Postal workers will be pick up non-perishable foods that you leave out by your mailbox. The food all stays here, locally, going to the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank. Niki Sampson with the food bank spoke with Rob Siems this morning about some of the folks...
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Deputies raided Mi Pueblo Meat Market on Main Street Thursday morning.

Investigation Leads to Raid, Dozens of Arrests in Southern Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An Oregon Trail Card fraud ring was busted up in Klamath Falls yesterday when Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies raided the Mi Pueblo Meat Market on Main Street. Three ring leaders were arrested: 52-year old Severo Toro Castellon, 46-year old Rafael Ortega Vargas, and 33-year old Jose Morena Hernandez. Hernandez is also suspected...
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Escaped Inmate Still At-Large

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Prison officials in Madras are still searching for an inmate who escaped from the Deer Ridge Correctional Facility over the weekend. 31-year old Clinton Orvill Swearingen the second was in jail for theft and burglary charges and was first missed during a morning headcount on Sunday. Investigators believe he may be...
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Man Missing at Crater Lake National Park

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A search is underway to find a snowshoe hiker missing at Crater Lake National Park since Monday. In a press release, Park officials reported that a man from outside of Oregon rented a set of snow shoes on Monday and hasn’t returned. His family has requested that the man’s name not...
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Modoc Field Renovations Underway

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Union High School’s Modoc Field will soon sport a synthetic turf. Work on the field started last month, but the school held a ceremonial groundbreaking on the project yesterday. Plans are for the new turf to be ready for the first football game of the season in early September. A...
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Klamath City Council Approves New Police Contract

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls police will get a pay raise thanks to a new one-year contract the city council approved with the union this week. The pay increase percentage depends on the role and rank of of public safety personal, but the net 2.35 percent increase in pay and benefits will cost the city...
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Henley High FFA Plant Sale Starts Thursday

Henley, Ore.– Henley High’s Future Farmer’s of America kick off their annual plant sale today. Students will sell plants and vegetable starts they’ve cultivated to raise money for group activities. The sale runs today through Saturday, 9am to 5pm each day at the school’s FFA Greenhouse.
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Woman Dies in ATV Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A woman died Tuesday afternoon when an ATV she was driving hit a rock and flipped over. According to a press release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Michelle Margaret Ferarrio-Carter was checking on livestock off of Vale Road when the accident happened. Carter died at the scene.
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Oregon State Police Search for Escaped Inmate

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An inmate escaped Sunday from the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras, according to the Oregon State Police. Clinton Orvill Swearingen II, 31, was discovered missing about 10:30 p.m. His prison clothes were found in a vacant lot. Swearingen entered Department of Corrections custody on Feb. 4 on one count of...
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