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Property owners, occupants responsible for snow removal

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Snow has been frequent in recent forecasts, including the expectation through Sunday of snow. With all the flakes coming down, the City of Klamath Falls reminds property owners and occupants that it is their responsibility to clear adjacent sidewalks of snow and ice. The clearing of snow is expected by...
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Man arrested on strangulation charge

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 33-year-old Klamath Falls man was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Shawn Daniel Hogan is charged with strangulation and two counts of fourth degree assault. The arrest happened just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Hogan’s bail is $15,000 at the Klamath County Jail..
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Suspects apprehended in graffiti investigation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An ongoing graffiti case has led to the apprehension of three suspects by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. Staring in October, authorities have been investigating a string of cases involving graffiti on buildings, signs and fences in the south suburban area of Klamath Falls. Since, three suspects have been apprehended...
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City streets sledder injured in collision with car

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A man sledding in a Klamath Falls alleyway Tuesday evening is in a Bend hospital after he slid into a vehicle. According to Klamath Falls Police, the sledder, 60-year-old Paul D. Murnighan, struck the side of a vehicle going east on Third Street. After the car slowed, a witness informed the...
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Counterfeiting activity still present in Klamath County

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Recent counterfeiting activities led to the arrest of two people by the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. 32-year-old Jamie Delaney and 30-year-old Jesys Ayala were arrested on forgery charges, but the investigation continues for other suspects at-large. Authorities are asking businesses and citizens to pay special attention to $100 and $20...
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Multi-car crash on Hwy 97 sends one to hospital

LA PINE. Ore. — A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 Tuesday afternoon resulted in one person transported to the hospital. 62-year-old Frances J. Sittel of La Pine was driving south behind two other cars when the car lost control on the snow-covered highway. It crashed into the back of a car it was following...
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Highway 97 driving conditions remain treacherous

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation responded to a four-car crash near Chiloquin Monday which caused injuries and congestion on Highway 97. It was the third incident on the highway in the last three days. A two-vehicle crash north of Redmond on Saturday left two dead and a jackknifed semi-truck near Chiloquin...
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City to assume pool control in April

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The City of Klamath Falls will assume management of the Ella Redkey Pool beginning in April. The city and Jeld-Wen announced the change Monday, allowing for one entity to oversee the pool before the busy swim season. Jeld-Wen will still pay one-third of the operating costs through the end of...
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Cell phone workers trapped safely on Steens Mtn.

Four cellphone tower workers are stranded on Steens Mountain after their snow vehicle was stuck driving back from a repair job Saturday. Attempts to rescue them on Monday failed because of whiteout conditions. The workers are safe in a concrete block building with food, water and heat. Harney County search and rescue coordinator Matt...
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Highway 97 reopened following jackknifed semi-truck

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — Highway 97 north is reopened after a jackknifed semi-truck closed it for about two hours into Sunday evening. The Oregon Department of Transportation responded to the incident about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. It happened at milepost 237 north of Chiloquin. The Basin is under a storm advisory Monday until 10 a.m. and was...
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