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County Seeks to Pursue Public Power

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County City Council last week decided to table the issue of taking over services for Pacific Power after getting an earful from Basin residents. The County, however, still thinks it’s a good idea to ditch the power company and get into the energy business. At last night’s Commissioner’s meeting,...
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Domestic Violence Suspect Pleads Guilty

Yesterday in Klamath County Court, Travis Fitzwater pleaded guilty to domestic violence assault and witness tampering among other charges. He faces up to 42 months in prison. Fitzwater’s plea is one of the cases that the DA’s office hails as a victory in its efforts to get justice for Klamath County’s domestic violence victims.
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Sex Assault Victim Files Civil Suit Against School District

A civil suit was filed in Medford this week… seeking damages from the Klamath County School District and a former Mazama High School volleyball coach. The coach, 54-year old Robert Lloyd Thompson, pleaded guilty to sex abuse charges. The victim in that case, a former player… names the school district, Thompson, and district and...
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Yreka Man Faces Murder Charges

Police in Yreka have filed charges against a suspect in connection with a murder that happened last July. 25-year old Elias Samuel Bullington is accused of murdering 62-year old Henry Cooper Junior, a homeless man whose body was found along a walking trail in Yreka. 
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Driver Pleads Not Guilty

A Klamath Falls woman was in court yesterday, and pleaded not guilty to charges related to an accident that seriously injured two people. 59-year old Amy Virginia Squires faces assault, reckless driving, and DUI charges in connection with last October’s wreck on Homedale Road. 
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Downtown Bar Faces Additional Penalties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A downtown bar and restaurant… closed since January 7th for serving alcohol to minors… faces additional sanctions from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The Commission found that Tequila’s Sports Bar and Grill on Main Street was without liability insurance for several months, and faces a hearing to determine what, if any,...
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Candidate Alleges County Clerks Office Acted Improperly

Candidate for County Commissioner, Jeff Houston, today filed a complaint with the State of Oregon alleging an appearance of impropriety on the part of the Klamath County Clerk’s Office. According to a press release from Houston, the Clerk’s Office rejected his petition to be placed on the ballot, citing too many invalid signatures, which...
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Klamath Falls woman to be arraigned today

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls woman will be in court today to answer to charges in connection with a car accident that seriously injured two people last October. 59-year old Amy Virginia Squires faces several assault charges, in addition to DUI and reckless driving. One of the people injured in the accident...
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National report shows Klamath, Lake Counties not recovered from recession

Washington, D.C. – A new national report  of county economies show Klamath County among those that have struggled to recover from the recession. The report shows the housing market in Lake and many other Eastern Oregon counties that has not yet returned to pre-recession levels.  View the full report HERE.
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Oregonians favor background checks for gun purchases

Salem, Ore. – A new statewide poll show that the majority of Oregonians want the state to implement universal background check when guns are bought and sold. Public Policy Polling conducted the survey that found 78 percent of those poll thought it was a good idea to require background checks for every person who...
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