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State legislative candidates face-off in forum

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Five candidates are trying to earn your vote for two state legislative roles… and they’ll each take part in a forum tonight. Dennis Linthicum and Todd Kepple are competing for the role of Senator for District 28… while Jonah Hakanson… Werner Reschke… and Al Switzer are competing for the role of...
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Pierce takes heat following debate comments

Salem, Ore.– Gubernatorial Candidate Dr. Bud Pierce is still taking heat over comments he made in a debate last week, saying that women and men who have an education and a good job are not susceptible to domestic abuse. He made the comments after Governor Kate Brown acknowledged being a victim of domestic abuse...
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Fire danger level lowered

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Starting Tuesday morning… the South Central Oregon fire danger level lowers from HIGH to MODERATE thanks to a turn in the weather. The Industrial Fire Protection Level drops down to level one… allowing for firewood cutting after 1PM. Anyone using chainsaws or other power equipment to cut firewood is still responsible...
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Snow does not automatically mean studded tires are OK

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s snow in them hills… but don’t go putting on your studded tires on yet. Highways 140 and 97 have seen snow over the past few days, but Peter Murphy with the Oregon Department of Transportation says there are no plans to start the studded tire season early. Oregon drivers can begin putting...
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Gas prices defy annual trends

This is usually the time of year when gas prices start to drop as demand for fuel decreases and stations start selling cheaper winter blends of gasoline.   But Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy dot com says a decision by OPEC to reduce production has changed that.   “That has led to a big jump...
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Highway 58 Fatal Fuel Tanker Accident

Lakeview man dies in tanker truck accident

Oakridge, Ore.– A Lakeview man died Saturday night when the fuel truck he was driving crashed and burst into flames. Oregon State Police say 62-year old Kevin W. Smith was not able to get out of the cab of the truck when it overturned on Highway 58 late Saturday. The fire closed down the...
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PenAir takes off from Klamath airport this week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Red Runway is rolled out this week as the city of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, and the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport prepare for PenAir to go wings up on Wednesday. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be among those boarding the inaugural flight from Klamath Falls to Portland early Wednesday...
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Inmate sues Klamath County Sheriff, deputies

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is named in the latest lawsuit against his office claiming that he used excessive force against a man who was handcuffed. According to a lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Medford… 26-year old Kenneth Ray Bragg claims deputies had to use tear gas and...
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Man wanted for contacting sex assault victim

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls police are looking for a man charged with sexually assaulting his former wife, after he violated terms of his bail by contacting the victim. 47-year old Bradley Dean Zimmer was arrested after he allegedly broke into his then-estranged wife’s boyfriend’s home, and attacked the woman. He was released from...
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4 Trucks involved in Hwy 39 accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two industrial trucks and two pick-ups were involved in an accident that closed down Highway 39 east of Merrill for more than an hour this afternoon. State Police say the accident happened at the intersection with Malone. One heavy duty industrial truck ended up on its side. A truck loaded with...
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