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Earthquake Hits Northern California

Eureka, Calif.– An earthquake in Northern California just after 1:00 PM Wednesday registered a magnitude of 5.8. It was in the Pacific about 26 miles off the Oregon coast town of Ferndale, which is just south of Eureka. Ferndale city manager Jay Parrish felt it. “Noticed the cars bobbing up and down,” Parrish said....
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Lawmakers Consider $10 Annual Bike Fee

Salem, Ore.– Lawmakers in Salem are thinking about making adults who ride bicycles take a bike safety test and pay an annual fee for the privilege. Senate Bill 177 would require anyone over 17 to pay ten dollars every year to ride a bike. The money used to maintain bike lanes across the state.
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Poison Centers Warn of E-Cigarette Risks for Kids

PORTLAND – The Oregon Poison Control Center has seen a big increase in the number of calls about children and electronic cigarettes and it’s part of a national trend. The American Association of Poison Control Centers says e-cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, compared to 2013, and more than half involved children under age six. ...
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Bond Levy Approved for May Ballot

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved an order to put a 5-year bond levy on the upcoming May ballot. Money from the bond sales would raise about 5-million dollars year for operating the county jail. If passed, homeowners in Klamath County would pay 1.14 per thousand dollars of assessed home value.
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Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Two

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The driver of a truck that rolled on the morning of December 28th, killing Garrett Zimmer and Marri Young-Wellbaum has been charged with two counts of first degree manslaughter. A grand jury yesterday handed down charges against 22-year old Guage Lee Gray. According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Gray was...
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Oregon Woman Arrested in Connection with North Carolina Murder

Raeford, NC– A Medford woman wanted in connection with a murder in North Carolina has been arrested in California. Deputies in Hoke County North Carolina say 21-year old  Samanth Shilts and her boyfriend, 21-year old Tyler Mark Pierce, strangled the manager of a hotel, then stole his car. The pair was stopped in Ohio last Friday,...
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Shuster Sentenced for Deadly DUI Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Chiloquin man accused of hitting a killing a pedestrian while driving drunk, was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide. 24-year old Joseph Schuster will spend more than 7 years behind bars for the April. 63-year old Barbara Lynn Maylo died in the wreck.
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Klamath Falls Man Dies After Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man who was hit by a car while trying to cross Washburn way nearly two weeks ago.. has died. 51-year old Charles Walden was transported to a Portland hospital to be treated for injuries after the January 16th accident. He died on Sunday. Witnesses say Walden was wearing dark clothing...
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Slight Drop in Klamath County Unemployment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Jobs in health services and construction were what helped to keep Klamath County workers on the payroll during the month of December. Klamath County lost 350 jobs last month, but still managed to drop the rate of unemployed to 9.6 percent, down from 9.8 percent in November. In Lake county, unemployment...
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KCC, Employment Department to Track Student Employment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon’s Employment Department is teaming up with Klamath Community College to start tracking students in their quests for employment. Going forward, the school will receive information from the agency about which students move on to get jobs after completing the education. In a press release from the school, officials say they’ll...
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