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Oregon Shooting Sparks New Debates on Gun Control

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The subject of increased gun control is front and center in political circuits after the recent deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. Louisiana Governor and 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Bobby Jindal was on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. “We need to fix our culture, we need a Renaissance of...
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Volunteers Needed for Amtrak Program

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Museum is seeking volunteers interested in serving as docents on the Amtrak route between Klamath Falls and Eugene.      Information on the museum’s Amtrak program will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the museum, 1451 Main St. Anyone interested in becoming a docent is invited...
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Utility Box Art Receives Beautification Award

The Utility Box Bird Art project in downtown Klamath Falls received an Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award for the “Best Downtown Beautification Project” from Oregon Main Street on Oct. 7 during the Oregon Main Street Conference in The Dalles. This award is given to the municipality or Main Street organization that has designed and...
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Former OSP Officer Running for Klamath County Sheriff

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There will be another name on the ballot for the Sheriff’s election. Former Oregon State Police Trooper Chris Kaber is the second person to announce their candidacy for the seat. Kaber worked for OSP in Hermiston and in Klamath Falls. Chief Deputy Martin Rowley has also filed to run for the...
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Red Cross Blood Drive in Chiloquin

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Folks in Chiloquin get the chance to roll up their sleeves and share a pint this morning. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Chiloquin Community Center starting at 9:00 this morning. Walk-ins are welcome… but you can also make an appointment by calling 1-800-Red-Cross… a lot of folks have been donating...
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Ranchers Re-sentenced for Arson

Pendleton, Ore.– Two Eastern Oregon ranchers were sentenced to five years in prison on arson charges for setting fire to federal lands near Steens Mountain. A Pendleton jury three years ago convicted 73-year-old Dwight Hammond and 46-year-old Steven Hammond… and at the time… a judge gave the father and son reduced sentences… despite a...
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Klamath Falls Man Arrested for Rape

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A Klamath Falls man was arrested on Tuesday, charged with several counts of rape and sodomy after being accused of raping two girls. Klamath Falls Police say 32-year old James Walter Renfro sexually assaulted the girls… who were 12 and 14 years old… between April and August of last year. He pleaded not...
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No Charges For Officers Involved in Shooting with UCC Gunman

Roseburg, Ore.– There will be no charges filed against two police officer who fired shots at a man suspected of shooting and killing 9 people at Umpqua Community College last Thursday. Douglas County District Attorney Rick Wesenberg said the use of deadly force was justified. An autopsy showed that the gunman was hit by the officer’s...
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Dept. of Revenue Confirms Kicker Details

Salem, Ore.– A more than $402 million tax surplus was confirmed by the Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) last week, triggering a tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” for the 2014 tax year. The credit will be returned to taxpayers through a credit on their 2015 state personal income tax returns filed in 2016. There...
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Customer Exposes Himself to Clerk

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath Falls Police are asking for the community’s help tracking down a man who allegedly exposed himself to a clerk at the East Main Market. The man is described as a white male, with a beard and receding hairline. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Klamath...
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