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Governor Appoints OIT Trustees

Klamath Falls, Ore.– OIT’s new governing board will take over next July, fully governing itself for the first time. Until then, Governor John Kitzhaber has announced nine appointments to the board. If approved, those appointment become effective September 19th. The trustees will spend the next ten months laying the groundwork for the schools new governing...
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Collisions with Deer Send Two to Hospital

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two people were injured in separate, but similar, accidents over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, a 53-year old Prineville man was riding his motorcycle along Highway 97 when he swerved to miss a deer who went into the roadway.  A Medford man was charged with DUII after he was injured when he...
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Fire Updates

  Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Happy Camp Complex of fires burning in in the Klamath National Forest is now at more than 22-thousand acres. Crews have set up a new command post on the east side of the of the complex to focus on the newer 19-hundred acre Faulkstien Fire. That blaze is running...
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School Remains Closed After Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The College of Cosmetology in downtown Klamath Falls will be closed again today as the school recovers from an accident and fire that left the facility badly damage overnight last Thursday. School administrators posted information on its Facebook page that they’re hoping to reopen for students only on Tuesday. There’s no word when...
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Medford Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man

Medford, Ore.– A Medford man died yesterday afternoon when police returned fire after he fired a shotgun in their direction. 52-year old Stephen Andrew McMillan is a retired Marine whom friends say suffered from PTSD. Medford Police say they had been in contact with McMillan earlier in the day when he was involved in a...
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National Forest Hires New District Ranger

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Fremont-Winema National Forest has a new District Ranger for the Bly and Lakeview Ranger Districts. Dave Brillenz is a retired Marine comes to to the district from the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in California.
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KCC Grads Getting Jobs

Klamath Falls, Or.e– Klamath Community College graduates are getting jobs. According to a press release from the school, 100-percent of the students of who graduated from KCC’s Diesel Technology Program in June have found jobs in their field. The students are averaging about 19-dollars an hour, some in Klamath Falls, but others outside of the...
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Unemployment Mixed in Lake, Klamath Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Unemployment in the Klamath County is holding steady, and improving in Lake County according the most recent figures from the Oregon Employment Department. Klamath County lost 520 jobs in July, but the unemployment rate was 9.7 percent— unchanged from June. Lake County added ten jobs, bringing the unemployment rate down to 9.5...
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One Injured when Car Crashes into Building

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The College of Cosmotology suffered serious damage after police say a medical condition led to a woman driving her car through the front of the building on East Main Street. The accident happened shortly after 1:00 this morning. Sgt Aaron Thomas with the Klamath Falls Police Department says an officer clocked the driver...
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Seat Belt Crackdown Starts Monday

Klamath Fall, Ore.– A new campaign to crack down on folks who aren’t wearing seat belts gets underway on Monday. According to a press release from the Klamath Falls Police Department, local police are participating in the state-wide effort to increase seat belt use. A recent survey in Klamath Falls found that about 78-percent...
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