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Smoke from Oregon, California Fires Drift into Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Where’s all the smoke coming from? There aren’t any active fires burning in the immediate area… the nearest is the 790 fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest— it’s a relatively small blaze and holding steady at about 2-thousand acres. The more likely culprits are the July and Happy Camp complexes in Siskiyou County—...
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Officers Set Up Fund for Injured Deputy

The Klamath County Peace Officers Association has set up a fund to help provide some financial support to the police officer who was shot during a traffic stop on Wednesday. According to a press release, the account is set up at the Klamath Public Employees Federal Credit Union. 40-year old Jason Weber is in...
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College of Cosmetology Back Open for Students

The College of Cosmetology in downtown Klamath Falls reopened on Tuesday for students to resume their training, but administrators aren’t sure yet when they’ll be able to resume making hair appointments for clients. The school suffered significant damage after a car ran into the front of the building in the early hours of August...
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Parkerson was taken into custody in connection with the attempted murder of a Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy.

2nd Arrest in Connection with Shooting; Deputy Identified

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A second arrest has been made in connection with Wednesday’s shooting of a Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy.  33-year old Karey Leigh Pascoe is charged with conspiracy to commit attempted aggravated murder with a firearm and assault in the first degree with a firearm. According to a press release from the District...
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Captured: Man Wanted in Connection with Shooting KCSO Deputy is in Custody

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The man suspected of shooting a Klamath  County Sheriff’s Deputy in the face… has been captured.  According to a press release from the District Attorney, 30-year old William Jack Parkerson was taken into custody overnight. Parkerson is charged with attempted aggravated murder with a firearm, and assault in the first degree with...
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Manhunt Underway for Suspect who Shot Deputy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Several law enforcement agencies are hunting for a man suspected of shooting a Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy in the face during a routine traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. According to information from the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office, the Deputy pulled over a black 1989 Jeep Cherokee with Oregon plate number  ZFQ...
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Officer Shot in the Face During Routine Traffic Stop

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath County Deputy was injured by gunfire this afternoon, leading to a high speed chase and intense manhunt for the alleged gunman. The shooting occurred in front of a residence on Bisbee Street in Klamath Falls. There’s no word yet as to what led to the shooting. District Attorney Rob...
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Man Arrested for Stabbing Cousin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One person was injured in a stabbing at the Chiloquin Restoration Celebration over the weekend. According to a press release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, a 19-year old Medford man attending the celebration Sunday night was stabbed by his cousin. 20-year old Andreas Tejada Cortez from Medford was arrested, charged with Assault...
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Five Arrested in Deer Poaching, Waste

Pendleton, Ore.– Five people face poaching charges after illegally killing a buck mule deer. 23-year old Vance Tyler Wright was identified as the shooter. According to a press release from the Oregon State Police, the four men and one woman not only hunted the deer out-of-season, but only took the head and antlers, leaving the...
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Today Marks Deadline for Council Election Filing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Today is the last day to file to run for office in the election for Klamath Falls City Council. Seats for Wards 3, 4, and 5 will be on the ballot in November. According to a press release from the City Clerk’s Office, Matt Dodson currently occupies the Ward 3 seat and...
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