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Two Klamath car chase suspects plead not guilty

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two suspects that allegedly ran from police in a car case through Klamath Falls told the courts that they were not guilty this week. 25 year old Joseph Wendell Nelson of Klamath Falls is facing 16 different charges, which include attempted murder. A man that authorities say was the passenger,...
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Randy Travis released from the hospital

TEXAS — Randy Travis has been released from Baylor Heart Hospital in Texas and has been relocated to a physical therapy facility, the country singer’s publicist said Wednesday. The 54-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition earlier this month after suffering complications from viral cardiomyopathy.
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Air quality unhealthy for Klamath Basin through Monday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The air quality advisory board wants you to know that the air is going to remain in the unhealthy range through Monday. It’s against the law burn outside because of the high smoke levels. People with breathing problems, like asthma, should not go outside, and exercising outside is also discouraged....
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Crews still on the scene at Douglas Complex fires

GLENDALE, Ore. — Crews are still on the scene of the massive Douglas Complex fires burning seven miles north of Glendale in Douglas County. The 21,400-acre, lightning-caused  fire is 5 percent contained, and the blaze has been called the nation’s highest fire priority today. The Oregon National Guard air and ground teams began working...
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Governor Kitzhaber suggests taxes may be an option for school funding

Gov. John Kitzhaber thinks that taxes may be a better way to pay for Oregon schools. He suggested a statewide property tax or sales tax yesterday when he was visiting an Oregon high school. He also urged a group of educators and local officials to get behind his plan to rein in public pension...
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City of Klamath Falls gives a break to code enforcement violators

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The city of Klamath Falls is giving people that have past code enforcement citations and fines a break with their new program. The program will allow residents in the basin to reduce the amount they owe now, as well as forgive them completely from owing most of their administrative fees,...
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Prospect man shoots another man, then turns himself in

PROSPECT, Ore. — A man was shot in Prospect on Monday afternoon, and then drove himself to the nearest store where he was life flighted to the hospital. And the man that shot him turned himself in to authorities. 53 year old John Davidson, from Prospect, called 911 Monday afternoon to say he had...
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Lower temps help firefighters fighting the Douglas Complex Fire

GLENDALE, Ore. — Lower temperatures this week are going to help the firefighters that have been battling the Douglas Complex Fire. The fire near Glendale has threatened about 400 homes, and residents of 105 of them were evacuated within the last few days. Officials hope that the forecast of 70 degree weather with 20...
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Japan will begin buying wheat from Northwest again

PORTLAND, Ore. — Japan is going to start buying western white wheat from the Pacific Northwest again. This is great news for Oregon, Washington and Idaho wheat farmers who faced an uncertain future after the discovery of GMO wheat plants almost shut down their biggest commodity. Officials say Japan recently ordered 90,000 tons of...
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Two fires burning in the basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire crews are still on the scene of two fires in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and near Bly. The Ferguson Fire is currently at 15 acres, and is burning 8 miles northwest of Bly. The fire started in on private land during the lightning storm on the 28th. It’s 100%...
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