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Highway, Interstate Speed Limits to Increase

Salem, Ore.– Highway 97 is one several secondary highways in the state that will see speed limits increase in the coming months. The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced that speeds on many highways in Eastern Oregon, as well as Interstate 84 between the Idaho border and The Dalles… will increase by as much...
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Washington Man Jailed on Sex Abuse Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Longview Washington man was extradited to Klamath County to face a disturbing list of sex abuse charges. 26-year old Wesley Rodgers was arrested in Longview earlier this month. He faces six counts of sex abuse and rape, and three counts of sodomy. He made a first court appearance yesterday. Court...
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Chiloquin Artist Wins Top Fellowship

Salem, Ore.– A Chiloquin artist has been awarded a top fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. Natalie Ball is the 2016 receipient of the honorary Joan Shipley Award. Ball leads a group of 13 Oregon artists selected from a pool of more than 160 applicants from 27 Oregon cities for the Arts Commission’s 2016...
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Governor Proposes State Minimum Wage Increase

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown today laid out her plans for raising the state minimum wage. Brown says she realizes that businesses need to be able to prepare for any wage hike.. so she’s asking state lawmakers to pass a 2-tiered raise, starting in 2017… and creating a different pay minimum for Portland than...
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Third Candidate Files for Commissioner Position 1

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A third person has filed to challenge Klamath County Commissioner Jim Bellet for his seat on the board. Business owner Steve Ball added his name to the list of candidates for Commissioner Position One. Bellet’s post is up for re-election, and he’s come under fire along with fellow commissioner Tom Mallams for...
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Crater Lake Road to Rim Village Closed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The snow has fallen hard and fast in Oregon… so much so that officials have had to close down the road to Rim Village to public access. According to the National Parks Service… the road is closed from the Steel Visitor Center to Rim Village. You can still access the lake...
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No Movement in Efforts to Start PenAir Service

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Officials with PenAir say right now— their plans to bring commercial air flight to the Crater lake Klamath Regional Airport are out of their control. Melissa Roberts with Alaska-based PenAir said by email today that officials with the City of Klamath, the airport, and US representatives are still working to convince the TSA...
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High Wind Warning

Klamath Falls, Ore.– HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect from 10 AM Tuesday morning until 7 AM Wednesday.  * WINDS IN THE WARNING AREA: SOUTH 40 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH TO AS HIGH AS 80 MPH. * WINDS IN THE ADVISORY AREA: SOUTH 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 45...
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Oregon Snowpack Ahead of Schedule

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Snow Far… so good… snow pack in Oregon is currently measuring at 138-percent of normal… a huge improvement over last year at this time when it was just 53-percent of normal. State hydrologists say it’s an encouraging sign… seeing reservoirs in the state start to fill up again… but still too soon to say if...
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Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber has been identified as the victim in Wednesday's shooting. He's being treated in Portland for a gunshot wound to the face.

Injured Deputy Leaving Sheriff’s Office

Klamath Falls, Ore.– He took a couple of bullets in the line of duty… and lived to tell the tale. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Weber got back to patrol a couple of weeks ago… more than a year after he was shot in the face and stomach during a traffic stop. Now he’s ready...
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