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Fort Klamath Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police arrested a Fort Klamath man this week after a grand jury indicted him on sex abuse charges. 58 year old Efren Valencia was taken into custody on Tuesday. The charges stem from an incident involving a girl who was under the age of twelve. Valencia was arrested last...
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Hiker’s Body Found Along Trail

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A hiker walking along the OC&E Woods Line State Trail near Olene yesterday, discovered the body of a Klamath Falls man. The man’s name has not yet been released, but investigators say they’ve talked to the family, who says a family member dropped the 60-year old man off at the trail...
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FBI Hunting for Information on Joe Doe #28

The FBI is circulating some screen shots of a man who they say may be sexually exploiting at least one child. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children first received the images more than a year ago. They have no idea who the man is, or where he might be located, and they’re...
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Fire Destroys Barn, Kills Livestock

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A barn was destroyed, and several animals killed, in a fire yesterday afternoon on Reeder Road. Fire fighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to a house and other outbuildings. At least one goat and several chickens and turkeys were killed in the fire. Investigators are looking into what caused...
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Election Results: Rocky Point Fire District Recall

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Folks in the Rocky Point Fire District have voted to recall   the district’s board chair, as well as the secretary-treasurer.   Mail-in ballots were counted Monday night, with 57% voting in favor of recalling Tony Bixler, and 51% voting to  recall Rita Donato.   The vote came after residents in...
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Cover Oregon: Still No Self-Enrollment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The deadline to enroll in Obamacare came and went Monday… and the Cover Oregon website is still not available for Oregonians to self-enroll in a healthcare plan. The Affordable Care Act does allow states that run their own exchange to choose their own deadlines. Meanwhile… another leader resigned because of the troubled website....
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Slick Roads Cause Accidents on Highway 97

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Several accidents on Highway 97 slowed traffic near Lava Butte Tuesday morning. The road has some slick spots. No word yet whether there were any injuries in any of those wrecks.
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Deadline Passes; Cover Oregon Still Not Ready for Self-Enrollment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Cover Oregon is bleeding executives as another leader resigned yesterday. Aaron Karjala was information-technology manager for Cover Oregon. He wasn’t responsible for bulding the exchange, only for managing it once it was completed. Oregon’s health exchange is the only one in the country that still is not set up for residents to...
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Prepares for Business

Klamath Falls, Ore.– At least one medical marijuana facility is ready to open up in Klamath Falls. Owner Edward Medina Junior told the Herald and News that he’s just waiting for his product to complete quality testing in Bend before he can open for business on Washburn Way next Monday. Once operating, only those over...
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Basin Troops Prepare for Deployment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– National Guard troops from Klamath Falls are gearing up and getting ready to head out the Afghanistan for six-to-nine months, where they’ll provide security for an Air Base in the western part of the country. 40 soldiers from Charlie Troop of the 82nd Cavalry will leave in August, after a couple...
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