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Highway 97 open again following Tuesday crash

Update from Oregon State Police release: Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing the investigation into Tuesday morning’s serious injury crash involving three vehicles on Highway 97 about 32 miles north of Klamath Falls. On October 9, 2012, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by EUNICE BELL, age 63, from Wenatchee, Washington,...
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Escaped Klamath Co. inmate in custody of Bend PD

BEND, Ore. — The search for an escaped Klamath County Jail inmate is over. 25-year-old Robert Kenneth Banes is in Bend Police custody following a Monday evening traffic stop. According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s office, Banes was stopped for a traffic violation when he provided false information to the officers before he attempted to...
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Marijuana arguments lead to weekend arrests

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — An alleged argument over marijuana resulted in the arrest of two men this weekend – with one man being arrested on back-to-back days. 38-year-old Adam Butterworth (left) was arrested on Friday after he and his brother, 40-year-old Mike Butterworth, allegedly entered a person’s fenced yard and swung a knife and struck...
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Keno man dies in vehicle crash

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A one-vehicle crash Sunday night took the life of a Keno man. 21-year-old Jake Zachariah Harmon was determined dead at the scene after Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of the crash. A preliminary investigation indicates Harmon missed a right-hand, sweeping corner and his vehicle impacted trees head-on...
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Pacific Power fully restores power

Power was restored at the radio stations about 9:06 a.m. after an outage around 8:30 a.m. had 92-5 KLAD, 99-5 the Rock, Newstalk 1150 KAGO and 960 the Sports Legend off the air. Still, other areas of Klamath Falls were still without power until about 10:30 a.m., when Pacific Power spokesperson Tom Gauntt said...
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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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