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Oregon campaign launches to ensure foreclosure payments

SALEM, Ore. — A campaign is launching to ensure more than 23,000 Oregonians who lost their homes to foreclosure know how to receive payments from five major banks. The payments are part of a national settlement from Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JP Morgan Chase or Wells Fargo. The campaign started because the state...
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Signal at Hwy 140, Washburn intersection up and running

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — Crews continue work on the Williamson River Bridge. This week, demolition of the existing bridge continues and a detour bridge is being used with traffic controlled by a traffic signal. Only minor delays are anticipated for drivers in that area. Other Project Updates The Highway 39 paving project continues with crews...
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Fire destroys house in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — At approximately 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Klamath Falls City police officer Dave Marcoux responded to a structure fire near the intersection of Wade Circle and Eualona Ct, only to find the burning house was owned by him. The renters said they built a fire in the fireplace possibly causing the...
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Message issued regarding escaped inmate; reward offered

A message from Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger:While the escape of an inmate anywhere is never great news, it also offers us a time to re-visit good security practices around our homes and businesses. Over time, it is easy to get complacent with locking doors, making timely bank deposits and setting alarms. This particular...
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KFCS votes Monday on school closure

Either Pelican or Fairview Elementary could be closing its doors in the future following Monday’s Klamath Falls City Schools school board meeting. KFCS Board chair Donnie Boyd Boyd says KFCS has adequate space at other schools to accommodate students from either Pelican or Fairview should one be closed and it is estimated up to...
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Two arrested for aiding escaped jail inmate

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An escaped Klamath County Jail inmate is still at large this morning – just over 24 hours after Sheriff Tim Evinger confirmed he left the facility by getting over or under the fence during outdoor work duty. Following authorities finding escapee Kenneth Robert Banes’ inmate clothing in an apartment on...
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Largest rural health care system comes to Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There’s a new castle by Oregon Tech and Sky Lakes Medical Center and Thursday was the ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Sanford Children’s Clinic. Full audio: Cory Edmondson – Viewing the Basin Sanford Health is headquartered in the Dakotas and is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the...
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Keno man arrested following rape allegation

KENO, Ore. — A 47-year-old Keno man was arrested Thursday following accusations of rape. Michael Shawn House is facing a charge after a woman told the Klamath County Sheriff’s office she was raped by House at a business authorities believe House owns on Highway 66. The incident allegedly happened as the business closed Wednesday...
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Inmate escapes Klamath County Jail

Updated: Oct. 4, 2012 – 7:21 p.m.From a Klamath County Sheriff’s Office press release: Two women are in custody tonight as a result of the on-going investigation into Kenneth Robert Banes’ escape from a corrections deputy early this morning at the Klamath County Jail. Investigators arrested Banes’ mother, Kathleen Joann Delaney, 46 years old...
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New children’s clinic opens in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Children here have a new pediatric clinic. On Monday, Sanford Children’s newest children’s clinic opened its doors and Thursday at 4 p.m., the “Castle of Care” will lower the drawbridge and welcome children and parents with a ribbon cutting event. Cory Edmondson – Viewing the Basin Vice president of Sanford World...
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