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Illegal immigrants will be able to get 4 year driver’s licenses in Oregon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Tens of thousands of immigrants living in Oregon illegally will be able to get four-year driver’s licenses starting Jan. 1 under a bill that the legislature approved by the House yesterday. The House passed the measure in a 38-20 vote after more than an hour of debate. Gov. John Kitzhaber...
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Budget committee looks at Senior Center meal funding cuts

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — After five hours of concerned locals in Klamath Falls talking to the budget committee about their desire to not end the Senior Center Meal on Wheels program, no decision has been made yet on whether the program will end. Klamath County Commissioner Jim Bellet put out boxes of TV dinners...
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Environmental protesters may be liable for costs if bill passes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two new bills passed the Oregon House and are on their way to the Senate that will allow lumber companies to sue environmental protesters. House Bill 2595, which passed 51-4, would make it a crime to interfere with state forestland management. House Bill 2596, which passed 43-12, would enable private...
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Town of Jefferson plans to kill wild turkeys to thin flock

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The city of Jefferson is bringing in a hunter to shoot three male turkeys this week as part of an effort to reduce the turkey population. There are about 60 wild turkeys living within city limits, and the town needs to thin them out. The birds tend to disperse when...
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Man accused of attempted murder arraigned

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The man arrested following the discovery of a body in Sprague River has been arraigned. According to the Herald and News, 25-year-old Teel Blue Gentry chose not to enter a plea on Monday afternoon. He’s charged with attempted aggravated murder after authorities discovered 36-year-old Derrick William Forste dead from gunshot wounds...
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Police chase leads to arrests

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — After leading authorities on a chase in a stolen pick-up, Jackson County officers have arrested two men. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says a deputy tried to stop the driver early Monday after seeing him ignore a stop sign. Spike strips were used at several intersections before the front tire finally deflated...
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Man arrested following Sprague River shooting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An incident in Sprague River has led to the arrest of a man in Klamath County. 25-year-old Teel Blue Gentry has been arrested, charged with attempted aggravated murder after authorities discovered 36-year-old Derrick William Forste dead from gunshot wounds on Thursday evening. According to Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge, another...
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Despite brewery absence in a few districts, House approves state microbe

SALEM, Ore. — There are no licensed breweries in Central Point, White City and Eagle Point, contradicting a point made by a legislator seeking to make brewer’s yeast the Oregon state microbe.  Resolution sponsor Rep. Mark Johnson says there’s a craft brewery in every legislative district. But an investigation by The Oregonian has found...
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The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile is in Klamath Falls This Weekend

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.- The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile is coming to Klamath Falls this weekend. “Ketchup” with the Weinermobile: Friday at Safeway, 2740 S. Sixth St., from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday: Sherm’s Thunderbird, 1877 Avalon St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: Fred Meyer, 2655 Shasta Way, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Link River Bridge Slated For Repairs

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.- Crews are getting ready to start needed repairs on the Link River Bridge on Monday. Originally built in 1931, the bridge has to be brought up to current strength standards, as well as being weather sealed, lit, repaved and made ADA accessible. The Oregon Department of Transportation project, which is part...
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