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Texas Man Pleads Not Guilty in Pot Bust

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Texas man who was arrested Sunday after state troopers found 180 pounds of pot in his car… was in court yesterday where he pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal marijuana possession. 52-year old Michael Dale Lang from San Antonio was arrested when troopers found what they called “high-grade” marijuana...
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Man Wanted on Sex Crimes Dies in Hospital

Portland, Ore.– A man wanted in Washington County Oregon on child sex abuse crimes died earlier this year at a hospital— where he was admitted under a fake name. According to KPTV… David Pasiermiak had been indicted in 20-14 for sexually abusing a 9 year old girl. He had used another name when he...
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Klamath Falls Man Charged in Injury Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– DUII charges have been filed against 21-year old Kennan Ulestad, who ran from an injury accident earlier this week. The accident happened near the intersection of Orchard Avenue and East Division Street at around 10:40 Wednesday night. Ulestad was found at a friend’s house not far from the scene. A passenger...
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Burn Window Open for One Week More

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 2-week burn window opens up starting on Saturday. According the Klamath County Air Quality… the spring open burn window begins Saturday at 8am… and continues through the 17th… closing at 7pm that day. Burning is only allowed IF it’s a green air quality day. Only yard debris can be burned...
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Peterson Elementary Receives $1.5 for Earthquake Retrofit

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Peterson Elementary in the Klamath Falls School District has been awarded a nearly 1.5 MILLION dollar grant to retrofit the school to be earthquake safe. The school is one of 41 in Oregon to be awarded a portion of 50.3 million dollars in grants to to make seismic safety upgrades. Until...
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Plowing Begins on OR 242

Bend, Ore.– ODOT crews have started the daunting task of plowing snow along McKenzie Pass. Officials with ODOT say it could take about two weeks or more to clear the road between Sisters and Eugene, which is closed down during the snow season.
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Changed Parties? What you need to know.

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Elections Clerk Linda Smith says if you switched your party affiliation in the past few days… you’re going to get two ballots in the mail. But you can’t vote on both of them. The outdated ballot with your old party affiliation is inactive, and won’t be counted if you...
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State, Federal, Tribal Officials Sign Dam Removal Agreement

Klamath, Calif.– The US Department of the Interior, the US Department of Commerce, PacifiCorp, and the States of Oregon and Calinfornia signed an agreement yesterday that will ultimately lead to the removal of four dams along the Klamath River. The Federal Emergency Commission is expected to oversee the process, and all dams should be...
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Klamath County Man Sentenced in Deadly 2013 DUII Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Donald Schachter was sentenced this week to more than 4-1/2 years in prison for the drunk driving accident that killed another man back in 20-13. Schachter pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of criminally negligent homicide. Police say his blood alcohol level was .28 after the accident on Lower...
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Food Systems Advisory Council Members Wanted

Klamath Falls, Ore.— The Klamath County Board of Commissioners has created a new council as part of the effort to encourage residents in the Basin to adopt healthier lifestyles. The Klamath County Food Policy Council will work with the Blue Zones Project Food Systems Advisory Committee to make sure everyone… regardless of income… has access to healthy…...
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