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Grand Jury Indicts Atchley

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A grand jury yesterday indicted Cylise Atchley on 11 counts stemming from last week’s crime spree and police stand-off. Atchley is accused of breaking into five homes and stealing guns other items, then leading police on a chase that resulted in a 10-hours standoff with law enforcement near Olene.
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Derry Pleas Not Guilty

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man pleaded not guilty this week to attempted murder and other charges after a fight and stabbing that led to an elementary school lock-in on February 25th. 27-year old Derek Eldred Derry is being held without bail.
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Kepple Appointed to Heritage Commission

Salem, Ore.– Klamath Falls resident and local historian Todd Kepple has been appointed to the Oregon Heritage Commission. Governor Kitzhaber made the appointment recently. Kepple has managed the Klamath County Museum for 8 years.
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County Parks to See Funding Increase

Salem, Ore.– County parks had been bracing for a cut in funding slated to take place in July, when county parks would begin receiving 30-percent of state vehicle registration fees, rather than the 35-percent they’ve been getting. State Lawmakers this week passed a bill to instead increase that percentage to 40-percent right away, and...
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Don’t Drive on Muddy Roads

Lakeview, Ore.– Folks with the Fremont-Winema National Forest are asking you to avoid driving on unpaved forest service roads when they’re muddy. Driving in the mud leaves tracks that will harden as the mud dries, damaging the roads, and can lead to a $5,000 fine and jail time.
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Salmon Runs are Adequate

Klamath Falls, Ore.– While they didn’t increase as much as expected, Salmon runs in the Klamath River were where they needed to be during 2013 to accommodate commercial and sport fishing.
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Feds to Look Into Cover Oregon

Washington, DC– The US Government Accountability Office has accepted a request to look into problems with problematic state health exchanges, like the one here in Oregon. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have both sent requests to the GAO. Other trouble-spots include Maryland, Hawaii, and Minnesota. Cover Oregon was supposed to go live in...
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Gilchrist Forest to Transfer to State

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Forestry approved the transfer of 29-thousand acres of land from Northern Klamath County to the Gilchrist State Forest. The state will pay for the land with $10 million in bonds incrementally over the course of two years. Once complete, Gilchrist State Forest will cover more than 72-thousand...
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Man Stabbed in Fight

Dunsmuir, Calif.– A Mt. Shasta man is in jail, charged with attempted murder after a fight outside a bar in Dunsmuir. 26-year old Daniel Moreno allegedly stabbed another man several times in the back. 25-year old Seth Moore from Dunsmuir was also arrested for obstruction. The victim was taken to Mercy Medical Center in...
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Agreement Reached on Upper Klamath Basin Water

For more than 8 months, several lawmakers and organizations have been working to resolve issues with water and resource management in the Upper Klamath Basin. Senator Jeff Merkley was among those working on what is now being called an historic agreement between the Klamath Tribes, and US Department of the Interior and irrigators in...
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