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Klamath Falls Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man has died after crashing his motorcycle on Running Y Road last night. Oregon State Police say 47-year old James DeHart may have been speeding when his motorcycle went off off the road… and ended up in a pond. Dive Rescue was called out to the scene to pull the...
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Two Rescued from Crater Lake Shore

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A helicopter was used to rescue two hikers who ended up spending the night along the shores of Crater Lake after they went into a banned area. Crater Lake Park spokesperson Marsha McCabe says one of the hikers was hurt after he fell about 250 feet while making the trek into...
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Counties Sue Over Sick-Leave Mandate

Salem, Ore.– Nine Oregon countries have filed a lawsuit against the state, saying that a new law requiring employers to provide sick leave amounts to an unfunded government mandate. Lawmakers passed a law last year requiring employers with at least ten workers to provide paid sick leave. Douglas, Jefferson, Linn, Morrow, Malhuer, Polk, Sherman,...
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Marijuana Edibles Can Be Sold Starting Wednesday

Salem, Ore.– The next phase of Oregon’s legalized recreational marijuana goes into effect this week… when marijuana edibles and extracts can be legally purchased. Since October… adults over the age of 21 have been able to buy small amounts of pot, and grow the plant for personal use. Starting Tuesday June 2nd… marijuana dispensaries...
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Henley’s SWARM Wins Award

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Henley High School has been recognized for its school spirit. The Oregon School Activities Association named Henley the number one student section in the state, after a group of students submitted a We’re Number One video for its student section in the organization’s annual competition. Students organized the SWARM student section...
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Man Arrested After Stabbing Drinking Buddy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A fight in the Walmart parking lot Friday night left one man injured… and another behind bars. Klamath Falls Police say 30-year old Brandon Nemechek and another man had been drinking together, when they got into an argument that turned physical. Police were called out at around 11:15 Friday night, where...
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Arts Festival Committee Seeks Committee Members

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Arts on the Flyway committees are currently seeking volunteers to help stage a large-scale, downtown festival in September. Nine Klamath Falls organizations (Ross Ragland Theater, Linkville Players, Favell Museum, Discover Klamath, Klamath Arts Counsel, Klamath Fall Downtown Association, Klamath Folk Society, Klamath County Museums and Klamath County Library System) have banded...
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Man Killed in Beatty Shooting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a Bly Mountain man. Klamath County Deputies were called out to the Bly Mountain area yesterday afternoon, where they found 77-year old Fay Roy Knight dead from a gunshot wound. 40-year old Timothy J. Taylor has been arrested and charged with murder...
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Police Looking for Unsafe Drivers

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s not too early to start thinking about a designated driver plan for the weekend. Triple-A is estimating some 38-million Americans will hit the roads during the long holiday weekend. That’s the second highest Memorial Day travel volume on record. State Troopers and Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies will be out in force...
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Jen Tonneson, Marine Board, Mike Kondrat, Nautical Safety Foundation, David LaDouceur, Park Ranger, Jeff Sleight, U.S. Distributing, Bobbi Trout,Park Ranger , Bernard Klatte, Army Corps, Bill McKinney, IOBG, Boyd Logan, Park Ranger

Grant Supplies New Loaner Life Jackets

Salem, Ore.– IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, partnered with U.S. Distributing (owned by Englund Marine Supply) to purchase and deliver over 500 life jackets to major water safety organizations for life jacket loaner stations throughout Oregon. The Oregon State Marine Board awarded IOBG a $2500 grant to purchase new life jackets.  “It is...
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