Judge dismisses inmate lawsuit

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A judge says a Klamath County inmate waited too long to file a complaint about having his kosher diet requirements suspended. William Jack Parkerson filed a suit last year accusing Sheriff Frank Skrah and corrections employees of violating his rights by denying him kosher meals. Officials say they did suspend Parkerson’s kosher...
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Two injured in fireworks mishap

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two men are recovering from injuries they received when a modified firework mortar exploded Friday morning at a home near Midland. Sheriff’s Deputies say there had been several people taking fireworks apart, and reassembling them by making a softball-sized ball of explosives, then adding a fuse. Once lit… the device exploded...
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Flu shot appears to be working

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you haven’t had a flu shot yet this season… it’s not too late. Flu cases are still on the rise… and health officials don’t expect the season to peak for at least another month or more. This year’s shot appears to be doing it’s job. So far, out of the...
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Burns teen dies, two injured in rollover accident

Burns, Ore.– A 15-year old boy died, two passengers were injured, when he lost control of the truck he was driving, causing it roll several times.  Investigators say the boy was driving a 1995 Nissan pickup without permission, when the vehicle went off the road near milepost 18 on Highway 78. The driver was...
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Bank of the Cascades gets new owner

Bend, Ore.– Bank of the Cascades is being bought out by a Montana-based financial group. Bank of the Cascades is based out of Bend, and has a branch in Klamath Falls. First Interstate Bancorp is buying the bank’s parent company, for $589 million. First Interstate used to have branches in Oregon and Washington… until...
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Police search for murder suspect, woman

Idaho Falls, Idaho.– Investigators in Idaho are looking for a man suspected of murder… and a missing woman who may be in danger. 39-year old Jeremy James White may be driving a silver 2004 Jeep Cherokee with Idaho License plates. The Jeep belongs to a woman who was reported missing last week… then found...
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Sky Lakes starts temporary valet services

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Later this month… Sky Lakes Medical Center will start offering valet services. The Klamath Falls hospital is in the middle of building a new parking structure, and hospital officials don’t want patients and visitors to be inconvenienced by the project. Starting November 28th, drivers from a Portland-based valet company will meet...
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Pear Blossom Festival deemed a Heritage Tradition

Medford, Ore.– Medford’s Pear Blossom Festival is being designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition. The designation is given to events that help define the state and embrace local traditions. The Klamath Basin Potato Festival also has the designation. The Pear Blossom Festival started in 1954 when the Medford Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations...
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Henley engineering students see engineering up close

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A group of forty Henley High students took a field trip to Kingsley Field Thursday. The teens are a part of the new aerospace engineering program at the school, partnering with Oregon Tech, Project Lead the Way, and Kingsley Field. The visit the military air field was to show them in...
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Murder suspect waives extradition

Redding, Calif.– Sheyanna Lisa Ray will be brought back to Klamath County to face murder charges after waiving extradition in Shasta County Wednesday. Ray is suspected of killing her neighbor, 50-year old David Lowell White, then dismembering his body in order to hide it. White’s remains were found at a home on Orchard Avenue on Saturday after...
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