I-5 crash takes Medford man’s life

GLENDALE, Ore. – A crash on Interstate 5 Thursday took the life of a 71-year-old Medford man. According to Oregon State Police, Bruce Merrill was driving his Freightliner commercial truck north when, for a reason still under investigation, he crossed over the southbound lanes and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene....
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Klamath Falls man violates parole

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 26-year-old Jacob Howard Nicolaas of Klamath Falls is in the Klamath County Jail after a parole violation. Nicolaas was originally arrested on fourth-degree felony assault and is now being held without bail. 35-year-old Jennifer Lynn Thompson of Klamath Falls was arrested Thursday on charges of first-degree theft, resisting arrest and...
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New South Valley Bank owner plans local contributions

SEATTLE, Wash. — Washington Federal says it will contribute to the Sanford Pediatric Clinic in Klamath Falls. Washington Federal chief executive Roy Whitehead said in a release the company looks forward to increasing support of the communities served by South Valley Bank and Trust, which Washington Federal purchased last October. Over $102,000 in contributions...
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Boulder rolls into area home’s living room

CHILOQUIN, Ore. – Next time you’re checking your Facebook, it might be wise to look out the window. Chiloquin-area resident Jeanine Wells Jeanine Wells described the boulder that crashed through her Chiloquin-area home Tuesday afternoon. The house is at the base of a steep incline off Highway 97. Wells says she screamed for her husband Corey...
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Locals arrested on theft charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 26-year-old Douglas Raymond Carter, Jr. was arrested Wednesday and lodged in Klamath County Jail on a charge of first-degree theft. His bail is set at $10,000. 47-year-old Charles Dean Heatley of Klamath Falls is charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated theft. After booking, he was released. In separate arrests,...
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Firefighters respond to fire at Henley High

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A fire at Henley High School Tuesday caused all students to evacuate. Klamath County Fire District No. 1 Fire Marshal Scott Rice The small fire was between the roof and attic in the main building. No one was hurt and students allowed back into the building after about an hour,...
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Change of command set for Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A change of command at Kingsley Field is set for next week. Col. Jeffrey Silver will no longer be in command at Kingsley Field after just over a year in the position. The change of command will happen Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. when Col. Jeremy Baenen will assume leadership there....
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Nielsen wins Calif. Senate runoff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As expected, a former state assemblyman has won a special election in a GOP-leaning Senate district that covers a wide swath of rural Northern California. Republican Jim Nielsen of Gerber nearly won the 4th Senate District seat outright during November’s special primary but fell just shy of a simple majority. He split...
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Dodson chosen new council president

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls City Council chose Matt Dodson as its new council president in its meeting Monday night. Councilperson Trish Seiler Dodson replaced Greg Taylor on the council last year after Taylor resigned following his May arrest on charges of first degree sexual abuse from an alleged incident in Corvallis....
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Final KCSD bond input session is Tuesday

The final input session on a nearly $30 million bond proposal for the Klamath County School District takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at Peterson Elementary. Klamath County School District Superintendent Greg Thede Tuesday night’s session is the third of three to gather public input on what will be the final proposal. The...
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