Updated: Person dies after vehicle collision on Alamont

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A 69-year-old Klamath Falls woman is dead after a traffic accident Friday near Altamont Drive and Anderson Way in Klamath Falls. Linda Wright was pronounced dead at Sky Lakes Medical Center after the vehicle she was driving ran a stop sign on Anderson Way and struck a car going south on...
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Major Crimes Team investigating following Klamath Falls death

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 911 call about a gunshot injury led authorities to discover a Klamath Falls man dead this weekend. Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge said in a release that police responded to the emergency call on Saturday and the Klamath County Major Crimes Team is now investigating the death of 47-year-old...
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Man who made bomb threats in Klamath, Lake Counties sentenced

CLEVELAND — A man from Ohio who made bomb threats to courthouses in multiple states, including those in Klamath and Lake Counties, has pleaded guilty in federal court. 39-year-old Lonny Bristow of Mansfield entered his plea Thursday, waived a standard pre-sentence report and was sentenced to 51 months in prison. Bristow was arrested in...
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Salt Creek Tunnel construction delays, closures resume

SALEM, Ore. – The Salt Creek Tunnel on Highway 58 will be closed Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting next week. It is a closure to continue construction that began last year. Outside of the overnight closures, there will be single lane traffic at other times, causing delays of up...
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SOU students donate money to restore Klamath Basin water

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon students are hoping to help fish by putting water back in a Klamath Basin creek through money donations. Student activist Shaun Franks said Tuesday that about $60,000 from student fees dedicated to special projects known as the Green Fund are going to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to lease water...
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Central Point nursery fined for algal bloom discharge

SALEM, Ore. – A Central Point nursery has been fined by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. According to a release from DEQ, J. Herbert Stone Nursery was cited for allowing an algal bloom to discharge from a reservoir into the Jackson Creek. As a result, the business was fined $8,800. The DEQ says algae...
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Senate committee discussing playground defibrillators

SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon Senate committee is considering improving the potential safety of young children and athletes. The discussion centers around children hit in the chest by a baseball or other objects and go into cardiac arrest. The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday heard from the parents of a young boy...
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Fisheries managers decide on ecosystem input

PORTLAND, Ore. — Fishing season and catch quota decisions will rely on an ecosystem approach going forward. That is according to plan by federal fisheries managers for the West Coast after a meeting on Tuesday. The group decided to rely on regular scientific reports about the health of the ocean. Meeting in Portland, the Pacific...
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Man wanted in Basin shooting case arrested

DOS PALOS, Calif. — Authorities in Merced County have arrested the man wanted for a shooting case in Klamath Falls. 27-year-old Leland Thomas Nicholson Jr. surrendered following a brief standoff with Merced County Sheriff’s deputies Monday. Nicholson’s arrest came a day after police took his 36-year-old half-sister, Rebecca Paz, into custody, according to the Merced...
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Chiloquin woman rescued on Mount Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A Chiloquin woman who went missing on Mount Ashland has been found. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that 52-year-old Carol Koon spent the night in a horse corral and was able to get service on her cellphone Monday morning, as the search party had grown to an aircraft, snow machines and about...
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