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Suspects apprehended in graffiti investigation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An ongoing graffiti case has led to the apprehension of three suspects by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. Staring in October, authorities have been investigating a string of cases involving graffiti on buildings, signs and fences in the south suburban area of Klamath Falls. Since, three suspects have been apprehended...
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City streets sledder injured in collision with car

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A man sledding in a Klamath Falls alleyway Tuesday evening is in a Bend hospital after he slid into a vehicle. According to Klamath Falls Police, the sledder, 60-year-old Paul D. Murnighan, struck the side of a vehicle going east on Third Street. After the car slowed, a witness informed the...
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Counterfeiting activity still present in Klamath County

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Recent counterfeiting activities led to the arrest of two people by the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. 32-year-old Jamie Delaney and 30-year-old Jesys Ayala were arrested on forgery charges, but the investigation continues for other suspects at-large. Authorities are asking businesses and citizens to pay special attention to $100 and $20...
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Multi-car crash on Hwy 97 sends one to hospital

LA PINE. Ore. — A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 Tuesday afternoon resulted in one person transported to the hospital. 62-year-old Frances J. Sittel of La Pine was driving south behind two other cars when the car lost control on the snow-covered highway. It crashed into the back of a car it was following...
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Highway 97 driving conditions remain treacherous

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation responded to a four-car crash near Chiloquin Monday which caused injuries and congestion on Highway 97. It was the third incident on the highway in the last three days. A two-vehicle crash north of Redmond on Saturday left two dead and a jackknifed semi-truck near Chiloquin...
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City to assume pool control in April

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The City of Klamath Falls will assume management of the Ella Redkey Pool beginning in April. The city and Jeld-Wen announced the change Monday, allowing for one entity to oversee the pool before the busy swim season. Jeld-Wen will still pay one-third of the operating costs through the end of...
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Cell phone workers trapped safely on Steens Mtn.

Four cellphone tower workers are stranded on Steens Mountain after their snow vehicle was stuck driving back from a repair job Saturday. Attempts to rescue them on Monday failed because of whiteout conditions. The workers are safe in a concrete block building with food, water and heat. Harney County search and rescue coordinator Matt...
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Highway 97 reopened following jackknifed semi-truck

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — Highway 97 north is reopened after a jackknifed semi-truck closed it for about two hours into Sunday evening. The Oregon Department of Transportation responded to the incident about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. It happened at milepost 237 north of Chiloquin. The Basin is under a storm advisory Monday until 10 a.m. and was...
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Two dead following weekend Hwy 97 crash

REDMOND, Ore. — Poor driving conditions and speed are blamed for a two-vehicle crash north of Redmond on Highway 97 Saturday evening. According to Oregon State Police, a pickup driven by 68-year-old Richard Bruce Fraker tried to pass a car driven by 19-year-old Justin A. Hendrix when the pickup lost control and collidded with...
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Chiloquin-area restaurant fined by DEQ

PORTLAND, Ore. — A restaurant near Chiloquin has been fined by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.  Melita’s Restaurant will have to pay $77,524 for allowing sewage to leak onto the property. The fine stems from a 2009 inspection by Klamath County that discovered the property’s wastewater treatment system had failed. DEQ required the...
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