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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Law to Curb Missed Days

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Too many kids in Oregon are missing too many days of school, that that’s led state lawmakers to try doing something about it. They’re moving on a bill that would require the Department of Education to come up with a plan to cut down on the number of days kids miss. According...
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FBI Warns of Phone Scams

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s yet another telephone scam to warn you about… the FBI says someone has been calling Oregonians, managing to spoof an FBI phone number on caller ID. The caller will say you owe money for some ticket or fine or something, and that you’ll be arrested if you don’t pay the fine over...
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Guilty Plea Accepted in Deadly DUII Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls could spend up to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to DUII charges in an accident that left one person dead. 57-year old Donald Schachter pleaded guilty to one charge of criminally negligent homicide. The original first degree manslaghter charge was reduced in exchange for the guilty plea....
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Casey Miller

Man Charged in Domestic Abuse Incidents

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Chiloquin man is behind bars this morning, after being arrested over the weekend on Assault and Domestic Violence Charges. According to arrest records, 43-year old Casey Arlen Miller was arrested yesterday afternoon on 13 separate assault, weapons, burglary, and domestic abuse charges. He’s being held on more than 120-thousand dollars...
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Snow Pack Levels Higher Than Average

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The National Weather Service this week released water totals for the season… showing that the Klamath Basin is at 126% of its Snow Pack totals…Lake County is at 124-percent. That still doesn’t make up for snowpack deficits over the past few years… Lake County is still considered to be under an...
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Speed Limit Increase

Proposed Speed Limit Increase on Highway 97

Salem, Ore.– State legislators last year passed a law increasing the speed limit on Highway 97 from Klamath Falls to The Dalles from 60 to 65 miles an hour… but didn’t include the 15 mile stretch between Klamath Falls and the California border. Now they are. The House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development...
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Man Charged in Assault on Girlfriend

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 28-year old Chiloquin man has been charged with several counts of assault, along with strangulation, and unlawful use of a weapon, after he reportedly attacked his girlfriend over the weekend. Dwan Todd Earl Junior was booked into the Klamath County Jail Sunday night. Warrants show that Earl smashed the woman’s...
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Don’t Forget to Get Your Kicker

Salem, Ore.–  Tax return filing season is open and the Oregon Department of Revenue wants to remind you to claim your tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” on your 2015 personal income tax returns.   The credit is how the state is returning a more than $402 million tax surplus to eligible Oregon taxpayers. There won’t...
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League of Woman Voters

Klamath County Women’s Group May Disband

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath County League of Women Voters has issued a may day to its members— we need more participation, or we just can’t keep going. In an email to members last week, Treasurer Leslie Lowe said that unless folks show up to the February 18th meeting willing to commit to joining the...
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Prop Money

KFPD: Watch for Prop Money

Klamath Falls, Ore.– With several films being made in Southern Oregon recently… someone appears to have gotten a hold of hundred dollars bills that look sorta real… but are clearly marked as prop money… and tried passing them off as the real thing. Klamath Falls Police are encouraging anyone who handles money at local...
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