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Four new fires sparked by Sunday lightning

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There are 25 fires burning in Klamath and Lake Counties according to the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership. None of the fires are over 1.5 acres except the Summit Fire in the Warner Mountains, which is six acres. The current numbers include four new fires started Sunday night by...
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Juvenile detained for alleged stabbing

McCLOUD, Calif. — An altercation sent a man to the hospital after he was allegedly stabbed. Witnesses told the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office the victim and a 17-year-old were in a verbal altercation when it escalated to what police are calling a knife-releated assault. The suspect fled on foot and was later detained. A...
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Chiloquin man going for county commissioner spot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There is a third in the race for Klamath County Commissioner No. 1 as Kirk Oakes of Chiloquin filed for the post on Friday. He competes with Republican primary winner Tom Mallams and Democrat Ted Lindow. Oakes registration comes before the August 28 deadline.
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Man chased by OSP didn’t think it was because of speed

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police say they arrested 79-year-old William R. Barnes Sr. after a chase on Interstate 5 reached speeds of nearly 110 mph. The chase ensued after the driver refused to stop and later crashed in a non-freeway ditch. He was arrested and police say he reportedly didn’t stop because he...
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Lightning in Klamath – 8.5.2012

A lightning storm brought hail, wind and lots of rain on Sunday night in Klamath Falls. The weather caused brief power issues and a delay in the Gems-Bend baseball game at Kiger Stadium.
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Lakeview hosts biking event this weekend

This weekend, a two-day road and mountain bike event will take place in Lakeview. It’s the first ever Tour de Outback. Two days filled with scenic bike rides. Tour de Outback isn’t a race. With that in mind, all skill levels of cyclists are welcome. Audrey Henry director of the Lake County Chamber of...
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Ross Raglund receives $5K grant

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Ross Raglund Theatre earned a $5,000 grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust earlier this week. Ross Raglund Executive Director Mark McCrary says the money opens up some leeway for how the organization uses funds. McCrary says being selected an Oregon Cultural Trust grant receipient is a competitive process. The...
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Airport open house Saturday

The Klamath Falls Airport is holding an open house on Saturday. Business manager Linda Tepper says it is a family event and kids should really enjoy some of the special places they get to go. Aside from the tour, there will be opportunities to see F-15s soaring through the air The events start at...
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Mets finally win a series, beating the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Ronny Cedeno and Chris Young made the day a lot easier for Jason Bay, who calls playing left field in San Francisco during the day a nightmare, Cedeno drove in five runs to match his career high, Bay had only his second multi-RBI game this year and the New York Mets...
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Coquille man in critical condition after vehicle flips

RICE HILL, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon’s single vehicle crash on Interstate 5 about two miles south of Rice Hill that seriously injured a Coquille-area man. 63-year-old Leo Ray McClure of Coquille overcorrected after drifting onto the inside lane gravel shoulder, which sent his vehicle across the southbound...
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