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Online Job Ads Show Bright Prospects for OR College Grads

SALEM, Ore. – Many of Oregon’s fastest growing career fields require four-year college degrees and a new report says nowadays, the type of degree a student earns matters more than ever. Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed online job ads by state to pinpoint promising career fields. It says Oregon companies...
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Costs of Boles Fire Pile Up

Weed, Calif.– The City of Weed California is counting the costs of last September’s devastating fire that destroyed more than 140 homes and businesses. Weed officials say the fire’s expense went well beyond the cost of fighting and cleaning up the fire, but he city has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue....
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Man Arrested After Drunken Driving Wrecks

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies say 60-year old Tom Schmerber was intentionally hitting cars as he drove down Homedale Road at around 8:00 Saturday night, then led police on a high speed chase when they tried stopping him. The chase ended in Downtown Klamath Falls, where Schmerber took off on foot. Officers...
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Henslee Takes the Helm of KFPD

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls’ new police chief was sworn in yesterday afternoon. 43-year old David Henslee comes to the Klamath Falls Police Department from Corvallis, and has more than 20 years of experience as an officer. Henslee replaces Chief Jim Hunter who retired earlier this year.
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Ex-Boyfriend Charged with Attempted Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is charged with attempted murder after assaulting his ex-girlfriend and threatening her with a knife. Klamath Falls Police say 22-year old Kacee Wyatt and the victim were both covered in blood when they arrived at the apartment on High Street at around 1:30 Monday morning. According to...
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Pedestrian Injured in Klamath Falls Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police dispatchers say one person was seriously injured after being hit by a car while walking along South Sixth Street Yesterday afternoon. The victim was taken to Sky Lakes. The driver, whom Oregon State Police has not yet identified, may face charges.
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Modoc County Sees Dip in Unemployment

Yreka, Calif.– Unemployment in Modoc County down slightly in February compared to January. 11.1 percent of willing and able workers in the county are trying to find jobs, according to the State Employment Development. That’s down 7-tenths of a percent from January, and down more than 3-percent compared to last year.
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Walden Talks Water in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon US Representative Greg Walden was in Klamath falls over the weekend, talking to ranchers, farmers, and tribal leaders about on-going concerns over water rights. The Herald and News reports that many of those who attended a town hall meeting Saturday wanted to talk about what is happening with a handful...
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Injury Reported at Lava Beds National Monument

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 5-year old child was injured in a fall at the Lava Beds National Monument Friday evening. Park officials confirmed that the child suffered a head injury while spelunking at Skull Cave. Park Rangers were first to tend to the child before they were taken by helicopter to Sky Lakes Medical...
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One Dead in Motorcycle Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Medford woman died yesterday when she lost control of her motorcycle while taking a curve on Highway 140. According to the Oregon State Police, 57-year old Tamara Alter was thrown from her bike and down an rocky embankment. She was wearing a helmet, and troopers say she didn’t appear to...
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