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Hosanna Christian closes school because of illness

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Hosanna Christian Academy is closed for a second straight day Wednesday after 25-30 percent of its students and six faculty were absent due to illlness. Hosanna Christian Academy Head of School Jeff Mudrow Head of School Jeff Mudrow says the high amount of students out of class plus having less...
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Two arrested in forgery investigation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An ongoing forgery investigation has led to the arrest of two more people. 46-year-old Anna M. Rodriguez and 35-year-old Frederick Lee Vierria were arrested Tuesday on over 40 counts on charges ranging from identity theft, forgery and computer crime. The latest arrests by Oregon State Police follow OSP’s arrest of two...
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Earthquake off Southern Oregon coast

COOS BAY, Ore. — An earthquake off the Southern Oregon coast garnered at least four reports of people feeling the shake. It registered a magnitude of 5.3 and occurred about 7:14 p.m. according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. The earthquake was recorded about 170 miles off the coast. The...
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Gov. Brown calls Calif. special session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After years of deficits, California is on the rebound. In his State of the State address Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown said California is back, has a balanced budget, and is on the move. Brown said one of the challenges would be implementing the federal Affordable Care Act, which he’s called a...
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Tools used to extract woman from car in Crook County

PRINEVILLE, Ore. — A fire and rescue unit used extraction tools to help a 51-year-old Madras woman out of her car following a crash Sunday night. The incident occurred after the rear right wheel came off the woman’s car. The Crook County sheriff’s office says the tools were used to free the woman from...
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La Pine death leads to man’s arrest

LA PINE, Ore. — Central Oregon authorities have arrested a La Pine man on a murder charge after his wife’s body was found on the couple’s back porch. Neither the husband’s nor his wife’s name have been released. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the man Monday morning after he called police to report his wife died...
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Traffic stop leads to arrest of two

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a traffic stop Friday that led to the arrest of two people. 22-year-old Douglas James White and Tyler Hurst Burke, whose age was not released, were lodged in Klamath County Jail, both charged with a probation violation. Burke was also charged with possession of an...
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Medford man loses gold mine court case

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man, who was trying to act as his own attorney in a case regarding a gold mine claim on federal land, has been recommended to stop working the case and the claim by a federal magistrate. Donald Bean of Gold Hill began working the claim on federal land outside...
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Landlord-tenant argument leads to assault charges

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – Two La Pine men were arrested Wednesday after an alleged assault. According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office 19-year-old Dillan Reed Smith and 18-year-old Joshua Dakota Anderson were arrested and lodged in the Klamath County Jail on Assault charges. The assault allegedly followed an argument over a landlord-tenant issue. The male...
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Teacher accused of sex abuse starts trial

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The trial has started in a case involving a Klamath County School teacher charged with sexual abuse. 51-year-old Rick Lynn Hollenbeak is accused of molesting a 14-year-old female relative between 2005 and 2008. NBC-2 reports Klamath County District Attorney Sharon Forster said the Hollenbeak allegedly put his hand down the...
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