Man Arrested After Drunken Driving Wrecks

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies say 60-year old Tom Schmerber was intentionally hitting cars as he drove down Homedale Road at around 8:00 Saturday night, then led police on a high speed chase when they tried stopping him. The chase ended in Downtown Klamath Falls, where Schmerber took off on foot. Officers...
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Henslee Takes the Helm of KFPD

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls’ new police chief was sworn in yesterday afternoon. 43-year old David Henslee comes to the Klamath Falls Police Department from Corvallis, and has more than 20 years of experience as an officer. Henslee replaces Chief Jim Hunter who retired earlier this year.
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Ex-Boyfriend Charged with Attempted Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is charged with attempted murder after assaulting his ex-girlfriend and threatening her with a knife. Klamath Falls Police say 22-year old Kacee Wyatt and the victim were both covered in blood when they arrived at the apartment on High Street at around 1:30 Monday morning. According to...
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Pedestrian Injured in Klamath Falls Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police dispatchers say one person was seriously injured after being hit by a car while walking along South Sixth Street Yesterday afternoon. The victim was taken to Sky Lakes. The driver, whom Oregon State Police has not yet identified, may face charges.
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Modoc County Sees Dip in Unemployment

Yreka, Calif.– Unemployment in Modoc County down slightly in February compared to January. 11.1 percent of willing and able workers in the county are trying to find jobs, according to the State Employment Development. That’s down 7-tenths of a percent from January, and down more than 3-percent compared to last year.
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Walden Talks Water in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon US Representative Greg Walden was in Klamath falls over the weekend, talking to ranchers, farmers, and tribal leaders about on-going concerns over water rights. The Herald and News reports that many of those who attended a town hall meeting Saturday wanted to talk about what is happening with a handful...
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Injury Reported at Lava Beds National Monument

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 5-year old child was injured in a fall at the Lava Beds National Monument Friday evening. Park officials confirmed that the child suffered a head injury while spelunking at Skull Cave. Park Rangers were first to tend to the child before they were taken by helicopter to Sky Lakes Medical...
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One Dead in Motorcycle Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Medford woman died yesterday when she lost control of her motorcycle while taking a curve on Highway 140. According to the Oregon State Police, 57-year old Tamara Alter was thrown from her bike and down an rocky embankment. She was wearing a helmet, and troopers say she didn’t appear to...
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Body Identified as Missing Woman

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls Police say they’ve identified the body found yesterday in Lake Euwana as 35-year old Alicia Scott. It was just a few weeks ago that police had asked the community to keep an eye out for the woman, who was homeless, but was believed to have been visiting friends in...
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Oregon Yields Early Signs of Civilization

Riley, Ore.– – Near the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter outside of Riley, Oregon, archaeologists recently discovered evidence suggesting one of the oldest known human occupations in the western United States. Archaeologists with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the University of Oregon Archaeological Field School have been excavating at the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter since 2011. Their discoveries...
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