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Gas Leak Leads to Evacuation of Klamath Falls Restaurant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A carbon dioxide tank leak at the Subway near Walmart forced the restaurant to be evacuated Saturday afternoon. Liquid carbon dioxide is used in the process of carbonating drinks… if the gas leaks… it can have a narcotic effect on anyone breathing it in… and can be fatal. Emergency crews from Airgas responded to...
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First Sex-Related Zika Case Reported in Oregon

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Health Authority reported the state’s first case of sexually transmitted Zika infection. The illness was spread from a man who had traveled in a Zika-affected country to his female sex partner, who had not traveled. Both people later tested positive for Zika. Zika seldom causes serious illness. Four out of five...
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Fair Board Members File New Lawsuit

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Current and former members of the Klamath County Fair Board have filed a new lawsuit against the County… asking for damages related to a previous lawsuit that was dismissed last year, because a judge said an agency of the county can’t sue the county. Klamath County officials are asking a judge...
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Klamath County Calf Injured by Wolf

Klamath Falls, Ore.– State wildlife officials say a calf in Swan Valley survived a wolf attack earlier this month. Investigators with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Klamath Falls investigated the attack, and confirmed that bites on the calf were consistent with wolf bites. According to a press release… they suspect the...
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Kellstrom to Run Again

Klamath Falls, Ore– Klamath Falls Mayor Todd Kellstrom wants another go at serving his neighbors as the town’s mayor. Kellstrom has held the post since 1992. He was re-elected in 2012 with 52-percent of the vote. The election is in November.
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Allegations in the District Attorney’s office in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore. – Allegations of misconduct and retaliation… in the DA’s office… in Lake County. A paralegal in the DA’s office there has filed a tort notice, threatening to sue the county for damages after claims DA Ulys Stapleton retaliated against her when she reported her concerns. Kathryn Paz claims that she has been...
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Three Klamath Falls Residents Arrested

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Oregon State Police say three Klamath Falls residents have been arrested, charged with kidnapping, assault, and several other abuse charges after a woman they live with had to be treated for severe injuries. Investigators say the female victim was sent to State Hospital in Salem under a court order, but...
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Klamath Falls Sports Authority to Close

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s only been open for about two years… and it won’t be open much longer. The Herald and News is reporting that the Klamath Falls Sports Authority at the Jefferson Square Mall will shut down soon as its Colorado-based parent company tries to avoid bankruptcy. Sports Authority is closing about a third...
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KID Members Call for Board Members to Resign

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It was a packed house in Merrill Thursday as members of the Klamath Irrigation District called for most of the board members to resign… that after the board voted 3 to one to accept the resignation of KID Manager Mark Stuntenbeck who was placed on administrative leave earlier this month. Board...
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Science teacher Kristi Lebkowsky shows Henley Middle School students how a solar powered fuel cell hydrogen car works. Through Project Lead The Way, students at Henley High School will learn similar engineering lessons. 
Students from left to right: Paige Nemec, Sharon Naylor, Braden Lawrie, Vincent Anderton and Dhilan Patel. (Photo: Samantha Tipler)

New STEM Program Starts at Henley High

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County School District officials yesterday announced that new program is gearing up to start at Henley High School. The Project Lead the Way aerospace engineering program is already running in some 8-thousand schools across the US. Project Lead the Way is a non-profit group that works to promote Science, Technology,...
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