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ODD offline causes delay for unemployment recipients

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Employment Department is having computer issues since yesterday after experiencing a power outage at their main facility. The ODD’s online system is offline, and claimants won’t be able to file claims bcause of the outage. The Unemployment Insurance Call Center will not be able to take any calls until...
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Three hikers fell victim to deceptive trail on Mt. McLoughlin

  MOUNT McLOUGHLIN, Ore. — The three hikers rescued on Mount McLoughlin may have lost their way due to an optical illusion on the mountain. 43-year-old David Harp, his 15-year-old son Seth, 15 and 25-year-old Matthew Jackson lost their way on Saturday afternoon, and were found Sunday morning. Over the last year, Jackson County...
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Overturned truck closes Highway 97 for two hours

CRESENT, Ore. — Two people were injured in a crash involving a commercial truck and a pickup along Highway 97 Friday morning in Klamath County. The crash near Crescent happened around 10a.m. when a semi attempted to pass a pickup on Highway 97. The semi overturned, and blocked the highway for more than two...
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Lost hikers found safe on Mt. McLoughlin

Three hikers that were lost on Mount McLoughlin were found by search and rescue team yesterday morning. The hikers included a father, son, and the dad’s co-worker, got lost and called 911. Search and Rescue teams were able to lead them part way down the mountain over the phone. The trio was prepared with...
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Chiloquin fire quickly contained on Friday

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — Firefighters managed to quickly contain a timber and brush fire in the Chiloquin area on Friday. The Slabhouse fire started in the afternoon in an area northwest of Applegate Butte that’s located in the Fremont Winema National Forest. Fire teams contained the 34 acre fire in just a few hours on...
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Klamath Community College to train airmen at Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Community College and the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field have partnered to provide education opportunities for Airmen stationed at Kingsley Field. Under the agreement, KCC will offer classes to service members and their families  at Kingsley Field that match up with the Air Force’s degree programs, which, beginning...
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Klamath County Major Crime Team makes arrest in murder

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — The Klamath County Major Crime Team arrested 36 year old Joshua Gilbert Brown of Chiloquin for the murder of David Joseph Kelly Costa.  David Joseph Kelly Costa’s body was discovered on June 24. The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath Falls Police Department,...
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Klamath Falls woman arrested for assault, hit and run, DUI, and littering

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls woman was arrested earlier this week for beating her boyfriend with a gun, and several other charges. 19 year old Summer-Brooke Skyles, was arguing with her boyfriend while they were driving towards downtown when she hit a pole and left the scene. Then they pulled up in...
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PacifiCorp may raise power rates here in the basin

Your power bill may be going up soon. PacifiCorp., which owns Pacific Power, is looking at raising their rates in January. Residential electric rates would go up 1.55 percent under a proposed settlement of rate cases filed with Oregon regulators earlier this year. The cases are subject to review and final approval by the...
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Oregonians paying 10 times more for prescription drugs

Oregonians have been paying 10 times more for name brand prescription drugs because drug manufacturers have managed to delay production of generics. This resulted in average delays of five years that left patients paying up to 33 times as much for brand names, according to a report released yesterday. Some of the drugs listed...
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