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Teacher accused of sex abuse starts trial

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The trial has started in a case involving a Klamath County School teacher charged with sexual abuse. 51-year-old Rick Lynn Hollenbeak is accused of molesting a 14-year-old female relative between 2005 and 2008. NBC-2 reports Klamath County District Attorney Sharon Forster said the Hollenbeak allegedly put his hand down the...
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Klamath residents warned of phone scam

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about an ongoing phone scam. According to a release, callers representing the Publishers Clearing House tell the victim they have won $1.5 million and in order to receive the prize, they’re instructed to purchase a $499 Green Dot Money Pack and call...
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Driver crosses parking lot into South Sixth gas station

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An incident on South Sixth Street Wednesday morning caused damage to a gas station after a car that crossed a neighboring business’ parking lot collided with a gas pump. Klamath County Sheriff’s Sgt. Darren Frank Williams crashed into the gas station after crossing curbs between the businesses. A witness described...
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Juvenile cited for killing protected bird near Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 16-year-old boy has been cited for killing a protected bird. An Oregon State Police wildlife trooper cited the boy for killing a protected red-tailed hawk. A landowner reported that two juveniles had been involved in a hawk shooting on his property. The dead bird was located and a trooper...
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Viewing the Basin: Commissioner Linthicum on Klamath Co. air quality

Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum joined Viewing the Basin Wednesday morning to discuss air quality in the county and if it has been out of compliance. Commissioner Linthicum also discussed his plan to minimize potential fines because of the circumstances of this latest inversion. Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum on Viewing the Basin
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AMBER Alert deactivated from incident in The Dalles

Update – Jan. 23, 2013 – 8:38 a.m.From Oregon State Police press release: Oregon State Police has been notified the suspect and child that were the subject of Wednesday morning’s AMBER Alert in The Dalles were both located. The child, SKYLAR MELDIN COULCER-JARDING, age 5, is reported safe and the suspect, BRIAN LESTER DEPRIEST,...
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Two men okay following weekend incidents in Calif.

YREKA, Calif. – Over the weekend, authorities in Northern California responded to two separate incidents. The Sisikyou County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and two other agencies successfully aided an injured Mt. Shasta hiker whose foot was caught between several rocks Sunday. The 25-year-old San Jose man, whose name was not released, was able to...
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Medford man arrested for attempted kidnapping

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man arrested for attempted kidnapping this weekend in Medford may have tried to lure other women into his vehicle as well. Authorities say 39-year-old Fidel Flores-Avalos of Talent is accused of trying to drag a women into his car in Medford. The arrest stems from an incident on Jan. 13...
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K Falls traffic stop leads to drug bust

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A traffic stop by Oregon State Police near Klamath Falls last week led to the confiscation of more than a pound of methamphetamine and the arrest of two men. 31-year-old Antonio Pantoja-Sanchez of Washington and 26-year-old Jorge Garcia-Mendoza (right), whose address was not provided, were arrested after the car they were...
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Klamath Co. Sheriff’s deputy graduates this weekend

The newest class of law enforcement officers in Oregon will graduate in a ceremony at the end of this week. The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training will see its 333rd Basic Police Class honored on Friday following a 16-week course. Deputy Westley Packer of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is one of...
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