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Report states dam removal will yield stronger salmon harvests; farm revenues

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 400-page report released Monday says increases in salmon harvests and farm revenues would occur if four hydroelectric dams are removed on the Klamath River. It was created by federal scientists regarding the waterway in Oregon and California. According to a report, it has been endorsed by the two states,...
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Local asphalt company pays DEQ fine

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Rocky Mountain Construction LLC has paid a fine after committing an emissions discharge violation. The Klamath Falls-based company paid $1,500 to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for the violation at an asphalt plant it owns. Based on its air quality permit, the plan must stay within strict levels of air...
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Bend man arrested in murder investigation

BEND, Ore. — 32-year-old Luke Anton Wirkkala was arrested Monday evening following the early morning death of a man who police say was “an invited guest” in Wirkkala’s home. Bend Police Lt. Ben Gregory says police arrived at Wirkkala’s home about 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning to find 31-year-old David Andrew Ryder dead. Wirkkala...
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Man wearing flak jacket, carrying gun arrested

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A man wearing a flak jacket and possessing a handgun is in jail after officers were dispatched to a coffee hut on South Sixth Street. 30-year-old Kale Donovan Miller was arrested and lodged in Klamath County Jail Sunday evening after a report stated Miller, wearing body armor, was threatening people at...
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Medford woman will be tried in murder of her husband

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford woman will be tried in the murder of her husband, whose body was discovered at the base of cliff in Northern California last November. A Siskiyou County, Calif. judge ruled there is enough evidence to try Patricia MacCallum in the murder of Michael MacCallum. She faces a sentence of...
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KCSD, KFCS and Lakeview High improve graduation rates

SALEM, Ore. – Over 73 percent of Klamath County School District students graduated during the 2011-12 school year according to statistics released by the state this week. That’s above the 68 percent of Oregon students graduating in total. Bonanza, Henley, Lost River and Mazama High Schools all graduated more than 73 percent of its students....
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Pilot loses consciousness over Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Seattle-bound airliner made a successful emergency landing after its pilot lost consciousness Thursday night. The co-pilot of Flight 473 touched down in Portland after its pilot lost consciousness “somewhere over Oregon,” Alaska Airlines spokesperson Paul McElroy said. The plane originated from Los Angeles headed for Seattle. McElroy said the crew...
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Rep. Walden visits Klamath Falls during nine-day tour

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — U.S. Representative Greg Walden was in Klamath Falls Thursday morning hosting a town hall meeting at the Oregon Institute of Technology. It was part of his nine-day trip throughout the eight-county district to talk to residents about solutions for problems. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden Rep. Walden is the chair of...
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Hosanna Christian closes for the rest of the week

Hosanna Christian Academy’s Facebook page states school has been closed for the remainder of the week. An illness caused a cancellation of classes Tuesday and Wednesday and Head of School Jeff Mudrow told KAGO that the school was prepared to cancel classes through the end of the week if needed. KAGO contacted Mudrow Thursday...
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Woman arrested for drunken driving after hitting police car

BEND, Ore. — A woman has been arrested for drunken driving after hitting a Bend police patrol car late Tuesday. Oregon State Police say 35-year-old Tina Rae Taylor of Bend was arrested on the drunken driving charge, plus assault and reckless driving, after the car she was driving plowed into the rear of the...
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