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Animal Control statement on animal killing and mutilation

Due to the recent influx of social media interest, the Klamath County Animal Control office is releasing the following information. There is a current on-going investigation into the killing and mutilation of some animals in the Klamath Falls area. Currently this department has recovered some dogs and 1 cat that have been found dead...
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IRS Warns of Phone Scam

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The IRS has issued a warning about a known phone scam. The IRS says they do NOT contact taxpayers by phone to tell them they owe more money. If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS— even if the caller can tell you the last four of your...
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Firefighters put out a truck fire following a head-on collision on Highway 58 Tuesday. Photo: Oregon State Police

One Dead in Highway 58 Crash

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One man died and two people were injured in a head-on collision and truck fire on Highway 58 yesterday afternoon. The accident shut down the highway for several hours while Oregon State Police investigated and cleared the scene. Troopers say a pick-up truck crossed the center line, colliding with a commercial tractor-trailer...
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The Bryant Fire June 21,2014
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Red Flag Warning in Effect

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Lightning activity is expected to increase to a level 3 this afternoon as thunderstorms move through the area. Klamath and Lake counties in Oregon and Modoc and Siskiyou counties in northern California are under a red flag warning due to the dry conditions and chance for lighting strikes to ignite forest fires. That red...
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Merkley Files Fundraising Figures

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley’s campaign has reported one-point-2 million dollars in donations during the most recent fundraising period. Merkley is running for re-election. He faces Republican challenger Monica Wehby.
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One Dead in Siskiyou County Accident

Yreka, Calif.– One person died in a single vehicle wreck in Siskiyou County yesterday afternoon. Investigators with the California Highway Patrol say the victim has not yet been identified. A white pick-up appears to have lost control, going off the side of the road and hitting a rock wall then ricocheted back across the road...
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Unemployment Benefits Increase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you become unemployed in Oregon, you could see an increase in your unemployment benefits. If you’re claiming first-time unemployment benefits in Oregon, the most you can receive in benefits each week is now 549 dollars… that’s an $11 dollar increase. The minimum also went up… by two dollars. The Employment Department...
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Kidnapping Suspect Requests Release for Rehab

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The man charged with trying to kidnap a Klamath Falls boy last month is asking the court to allow him to moved into a rehabilitation facility after he broke his hip in jail. Court records show 72-year old Mark Gorman was released from the jail on June 30th for medical reasons. He’s...
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Four Die on Oregon Roadways over the Holiday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It was a busy holiday weekend on Oregon roadways, with Oregon State Police reporting four fatal accidents between Thursday night and Monday morning, including a 94-year old Harney County woman who died last night in a single car wreck on Steens Mountain Loop Road, and 16-year old St. Helens girl who...
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Gulch Fire at 9:45PM Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Gulch Fire was Human-Caused

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators are now saying the Gulch Fire West of Alturas was human -caused, and are asking you to help with the investigation. The fire was first reported Thursday afternoon, and has burned nearly 15-hundred acres of grass, brush, and trees. The fire is 91-percent contained as of this morning. If you...
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