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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair needs volunteer help

TULELAKE, Ore. — The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is currently seeking a people that want to help out during the fair this year. Officials at the fair need someone to deliver ice to the food vendors during fair-time. You would be working September 4-8, delivering ice to the fair vendors and maintaining a record book...
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Oregon expands warrantless searches

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals has expanded the scope of warrantless vehicle searches in a ruling this week. The decision adds to a controversial area of state law that has increased police powers considerably since it was first started in the 1980s. Oregon law permits police to search operable vehicles without...
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Shootout in Bly under investigation

BLY, Ore. — Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Bly. Officers says a man in a pickup pulled up to another man’s yard and started a fight. Investigators say the man in the truck pulled out a gun, and the property owner did too. Then both started firing at each other....
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Vehicle drives into water on Highway 140

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A car went into the water way on Saturday off of Highway 140 near the Wocus boat ramp. 24 year old Jennifer Smith and 25 year old Christopher Marchman were able to unstrap the 10 month old child they were traveling with get out of the vehicle before the car...
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West Nile virus found in Oregon

ONTARIO, Ore. — It’s been almost a month since the first mosquitoes were found that tested positive for West Nile virus in Oregon. This is the earliest start to the season ever. The virus was found in a bird, and that means that it’s likely people wil now start getting the virus. The bird,...
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Another suspect caught in Operation Trojan Horse

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — One more suspect in the Operation Trojan Horse drug bust has been caught. 29 year old Margarito Vasquez-Flores was pulled over in his pick up, andarrested without incident. He was charged with racketeering stemming from the alleged Mexican drug cartel activities of him and the others that were arrested in...
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Arson suspected in fires on Highway 66, public’s help needed to find suspects

  KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff’s Department needs the public’s help in the wake of several arson fires in our area. Four fires, that officials believe were set intentionally on Hwy 66, started last Sunday around 1:30pm. The fires were within 300 yards of each other, and located in a ditch...
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Fire that closed Highway 97 fully contained

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A fire closed Highway 97 for a short time yesterday. The fire started near the roadway in the afternoon six miles south of the intersection of East Diamond Lake Highway. The Military Fire, as it’s been named,  and was contained last night. The fire was reported to be 44 miles...
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Ticks in abundance this year

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Ticks are out, and the amount of the nasty bugs is higher than usual this year. Ticks like grass that is 18 inches high or less, and they feed off the blood of birds and animals, like deer, but will bite people too. Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever...
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Thief caught with stolen truck and property

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County sheriff’s recovered a stolen vehicle, and found several stolen items in the truck in the process. Sheriff’s found the vehicle in Crest Park on Tuesday, and inside was several stolen items from various burglaries and thefts in our area. The property was later returned to three different victims,...
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