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Private ambulance service on meeting’s agenda

A meeting is scheduled on Thursday for Klamath officials to discuss privatization of ground ambulance services. The Klamath Community Public Safety Advisory Committee will see a presentation from Emergency Airlift CEO Edward Langerveld regarding privatization of ground ambulance services as a viable option. Langerveld is expected to suggest that privatizing services will help alleviate...
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Parks Board to meet Thursday on land’s fate

The Klamath Falls Park Advisory Board meets Thursday and has a request to surplus a recently-acquired piece of land near Front and California Street. The agenda states if the board endorses and City Council approves a surplus designation for the area of just over an acre, and allows it to be sold, the Parks...
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Councilman Seiler files for re-election

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Incumbent Councilor Trish Seiler has officially filed for the office of City Council, Ward 1 for the City of Klamath Falls. Ms. Seiler filed her candidacy by Affidavit and paid the $25.00 filing fee. Ms. Seiler was first elected to office in 2001. Qualifications under the City Charter to run...
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Smoke drifts from Russia to Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — High winds are pushing smoke from fires in Russia across the ocean to the Rogue Valley. More than 60 Russian fires have prompted reports of heavy smoke from Medford to Vancouver, B.C. The National Weather Service does not anticipate downgrading the air quality in Southern Oregon. The weather service says the...
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Roseburg doctor settles for unpaid wages

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Roseburg-area lawsuit will see a doctor receive over $105,000 in a settlement. Dr. Darryl George settled with Alternative Medicine Outreach Program for that amount for unpaid wages. His departure from the medical marijuana clinic led to allegations from both sides. Dr. George says he treated medical marijuana and primary care...
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Local woman faces multiple identity theft charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls woman was arrested this weekend and held on $130,000 bail after being accused of multiple counts of identity theft. 64-year-old Mary Ellen Cole is being held in Klamath County Jail for six counts of stealing identities.
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Woman charged for filing phony prescriptions

A 41-year-old Central Point woman is accused of using her position as a doctor’s office manager to obtain over 8,000 pills illegally. Medford police arrested the woman after she allegedly filled more than 150 prescriptions at 12 different pharmacies for generic Vicodin. The prescriptions were written over the last three years. Police were investigating...
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Furloughs ineffective says recent audit

SALEM, Ore. — A recent audit of prison furloughs might suggest the unpaid days off do no good in the system. A review released Thursday shows that the use of furloughs were ineffective for at least two prisons - Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville and Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla. The thought is...
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Thursday evening fatal crash under investigation

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday night’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 62-year old man along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 about seven miles north of the Oregon-California border. The victim’s name is withheld pending completion of next of...
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Stukel Park shooting suspect arrested

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The shooting suspect in an incident near Stukel Park in Klamath Falls has been arrested. Michael Kenneth Randolph was taken into custody last Wednesday night after police received a tip that he could be in a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot. In a search, Randolph was found to be...
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