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Man Arrested After Holding Girlfriend Captive

Klamath Falls, Ore.– She thought she was going to die. A pregnant woman held captive in a Klamath Falls apartment for nearly three days. She told police that her boyfriend, 37-year old Richard Gilbert Gutierrez threatened her, assaulted her, and tried several times to strangle her. She managed to contact a neighbor on Pine...
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Klamath Falls Man Charged in Bly Mountain Man’s Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested last week, charged with last year’s murder of a Bly Mountain man. The Herald and News reporting that 21-year old Richard Hamilton Tallent is accused of murdering 61-year old Steven Edward Dann last May. Dann was found, shot to death, in his home.
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Klamath Falls City Councils Schedules Session with Counsel

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls city council has scheduled an executive session for tomorrow evening. A notice from the city show that closed-door meeting is for city officials and council members to meet with legal council to discuss recent litigation. Pacific Power last week filed a lawsuit claiming that the city is unfairly...
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Two Injured in Weekend Motorcycle Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two people were injured in a single motorcycle wreck yesterday on South Sixth Street at the intersection with Shasta Way. A family member of the injured says the wreck happened while to trying to stop for a red light. One woman was taken to Sky Lakes with non-life-threatening injuries. The man...
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Oregon Health System Absorbs Medicaid Expansion

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Medicaid expansion in Oregon last year did not lead to a spike in costs of emergency room use, according to a recent report from the Oregon Health Authority. The state says Medicaid costs for inpatient hospital services dropped about 5-and-a-half percent since 20-11, despite adding 380-thousand medicaid enrollees to the system....
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Teen Dies in Sunday Morning Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s office says a teen died early yesterday morning in a single vehicle accident. Investigators say the 17-year old driver lost control of his car on Anderson Road, and hit a power pole. He died at the scene. The victim’s name has not been released.
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Massive Pile-up in Eastern Oregon Shuts Down Interstate

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A massive accident on Interstate 84 early Saturday morning in Eastern Oregon shut down eastbound traffic on the interstate for nearly 24-hours. At least 20 vehicles were involved in the wreck, which Oregon State Police say was caused by Black Ice on the roadway. Only 4 people received minor injuries. One...
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Single Vehicle Accident Claims Life Of A Basin Youth

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Sunday, January 18, around 2:00 am, Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Anderson Rd. The driver, a 17 year old juvenile, was deceased upon arrival of Deputies. The juvenile lost control of his vehicle and crashed through a power pole, into a field. The cause...
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Pacific Power Files Suit Against City of Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Pacific Power says they can’t do their job with the city of Klamath Falls threatening to take over the task of providing power to its customers in the Basin. Bob Gravely with Pacific Power says they were working with the city on a new franchise agreement, and there were some hiccups....
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Flu Reaches Epidemic Levels in US, Not so Bad in Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Nationwide, 5 children have died from flu-related illness so far this flu season. CDC officials say the virus has reached epidemic status, and encourage everyone to get vaccinates. This year’s vaccination does not protect against the strain responsible for the majority of the deaths, but officials say it still provides some...
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