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Chase Leads to Arrest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A high speed chase ended in a wreck Wednesday night after Oregon State Troopers tried stopping a man who blew through a stop sign off of Highway 97 in Gilchrist. Troopers say the driver sped up when they saw the blue lights, then wrecked trying to turn onto a gravel road. According to...
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BLM Unveils Options for Managing O-and-C Forestlands

PORTLAND, Ore. – Groups are lining up for and against five possible alternatives for managing 2.6 million acres of Western Oregon forests known as the O&C lands. The Bureau of Land Management is updating the 20-year-old Northwest Forest Plan. To timber industry groups, the complex options boil down to one key point – how...
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Man Arrested for Domestic Violence After Police Pursuit

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is in jail after attacking his wife, then leading deputies on a high speed chase. Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah says 27-year old Joseph Coffin is charged with strangling his wife. As cops arrived, he took off trying to get away. After a short pursuit, Skrah says...
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Klamath County Sheriff Joins Chorus of Dissent

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is adding his voice to the several others speaking out against gun-grab legislation being considered in Salem. Skrah sent a statement to the media saying it isn’t Big Brother’s business to know who owns a firearm. Several Sheriffs in Oregon testified in Salem recently, saying that...
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Missing: U.S. Sailor was in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Police say a Hermiston man reported as missing, deserted from the Navy. 23-year old Dealand Wyse has been missing since last Thursday. He was supposed to  report for duty in Silverdale, Washington on Tuesday. But he was a no-show. His cell phone was found near Brawny Burger in Klamath Falls, and police think...
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Hit & Run Leads to Power Outage

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Power was knocked out for some residents in the area of Freight Road and Clover Creek Road at around 3:30 PM Wednesday, after witnesses say a Jeld-Wen truck pulling a trailer backed into a power pole… then left the scene. The collision damaged lines, and sent sparks to the ground below,...
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Haggen Takes Over Safeway Stores This Week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s finally happening this week…your friendly neighborhood Safeway stores become Haggen Northwest Fresh. The Seattle-based grocery store chain bought 150 Safeway and Albertson’s stores late last year, and is gradually giving each location a facelift as it changes over to its brand. The Safeway on South Sixth Street closes at 6...
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New Mobile Home Laws Passed the House

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon House of Representatives yesterday unanimously passed a bill that changes mobile home laws in the state. Under House Bill 30-16, a landlord can’t stop a tenant in a mobile home park from renting or selling their mobile home just because the landlord also has units available.
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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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