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Ground-breaking at Klamath Union

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It officially gets underway today… the 2-year renovation of Klamath Union High School. The school holds a ground-breaking ceremony at 12:15 this afternoon in the V-lot… the community is invited. Last November, voters approved a bond levy that included more than 34 million dollars to renovate the 93-year old building.
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Rooster Owner Pleads Not-guilty to Cock-fighting Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man accused of raising roosters for cock fights pleaded not guilty in court Monday. 20-year old Fernando Morales Junior was in court yesterday answering to 29 counts of cock-fighting. The birds were rescued from a home on Summers lane earlier this month. Morales’s father, Fernando Morales Senior is...
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ODFW Requests Change in Wolf Endangered Status

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It might be time to take wolves off of the endangered species list. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking staff to come up with some guidelines to figure out what it will take to either delist wolves as endangered in Eastern Oregon, or for a state-wide declassification. Right now, state officials...
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Ballots Go in the Mail this Week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Are you ready for the election? It’s still a few weeks off.. but ballots will go out this week. The Klamath County Clerk’s office said Klamath County ballots will be mailed out on Wednesday. Several items are expected to get your attention during this election, especially since a couple of them could affect...
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New KFPD Chief Has Big Plans

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls’ New Police Chief has been busy during his first month on the job… taking the helm of the police department just as the city was working on its budget. City Manager Nathan Cherpeski says Chief Henslee has started some new initiatives… like working to create a Community Police Advisory team to...
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Home Condemned After Animals Rescued

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls home where three people were arrested and charged with animal neglect on Friday has now been condemned. According to information from the Klamath County Animal Control, their officers went to a home on Orchard Avenue to investigate a tip. With the help of Klamath Falls Police, they found  8 cats...
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Two Men Escape Oregon Jail

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two men are on the run after jumping a fence to escape the Shutter Creek Correctional Institution yesterday morning. 39-year old Daniel Oliver Fullmer and 44-year old Harland Earl Brown were both wearing blue prison garb when they took off. Brown is from Jackson County.  
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Three Arrested on Animal Neglect Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Three people were arrested in Klamath Falls today… on animal neglect charges. According to information from the Klamath County Animal Control, their officers went with Klamath Falls Police to a home at 2426 Orchard Ave. to investigate a tip that some animals in the house might not be taken care of properly.  8...
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Lawmakers Consider Biodiesel Bus Exception

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Requiring that school buses use biofuels seems like a really great idea… if you’re in Portland, where it rarely snows in the winter. If you’re in Lake County where temps can fall below zero? Not such a great thing. State Senator Doug Whitsett says biodiesel fuels gel and coagulate, stopping up...
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California Jobs Numbers Improve

Klamath Falls, Ore.– In Siskiyou County… 11.2 percent of employable workers are looking for a job… that’s down from 12.4 percent in February. Modoc County also saw a drop to 10.4 percent unemployed… an improvement from 11.1 percent in February. State-wide, California’s unemployment is 6.5 percent. Both counties added some jobs during the month...
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