Fire Marshal: 5th Arson

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Fire Marshal Scott Rice yesterday released information about a fifth arson fire at an empty Klamath Falls home. This fire was reported a week ago, just 45 minutes after another suspicious fire on Eberlein, and just down the street on Mitchell, at a home that was in the final stages...
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Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program Not in Budget

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A federal program that has provided about 100-million dollars a year to Oregon’s timber counties will not be renewed, which could mean big problems for Klamath and Lake Counties. Democrat Ron Wyden says its the Republican’s fault, while Republican Greg Walden says Democrats are to blame for the Secure Rural Schools...
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Sheriff: Homes Vulnerable During Holidays

Siskiyou County, Calif.– Holiday travel means this is the time of year when homes are more vulnerable to burglars and other property theft. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office reminds everyone to be on high alert during the next few weeks. If you’re going out of town, use light timers to give the appearance of...
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City, County Consider Consolidating Planning Departments

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls City Council meets next Monday, and council members are expected to pass next year’s budget. As a cost-savings measure, the city and county are also considering consolidating planning departments. Klamath County Commissioner Jim Bellet is scheduled to speak at next week’s council meeting to review the plan and...
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ODFW Hunting for Brown Bear Spotted in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There was much ado about a brown bear that was spotted in Klamath County last night. Witness report that the bear was seen walking across Washburn way near the Alameda Bypass at around 9:00 last night. Sheriff’s Deputies and State Troopers tried to keep an eye on the bear which was...
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Trial Date Set for Suspect in 2013 Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The trial for a Chiloquin man charged with murder is set to begin on January 5th. 37-year old Joshua Brown is accused of shooting and killing 32-year old Davis Joseph Costa in June of 2013. Investigators say witness testimony led them to arrest Brown in connection with the murder. If convicted,...
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Denny’s Back Open

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Denny’s is back open this morning after it had to shut down for a few days due to electrical problems rain damage. Restaurant managers blame heavy rains for causing electrical damage that forced an evacuation Saturday morning.
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Republicans Warn of Looming Tax Hike Attempts

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Republicans are warning that Democrat legislators are gearing up to try passing more than 40 bills that would raise taxes in the state. Legislative items include cutting itemized deductions by 50-percent, including deductions for home mortgages for all Oregonians, regardless of income. Another would eliminate the need for a super...
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Bighorn Sheep Released into Klamath River Canyon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released more than 2-dozen Bighorn Sheep into the Klamath River Canyon area east of Keno. The sheep were captured near John Day and relocated because they had started interacting with domestic sheep in the area. The sheep are outfitted with tracking devices. There are...
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Man Arrested after High Speed Chase, Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested last night after wrecking his car fleeing from police. Officer Kyson Culp with the Oregon state police said he tried to stop a car for a minor traffic violation at around 11 pm. The driver didn’t stop, and instead took off speeding down Washburn Way,...
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