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Man Charged in Stabbing of Woman, Assault on Officer

Hermiston, Ore.– A man who was arrested for stabbing a woman in Hermiston last week…is also accused of trying to choke a police officer that was taking him to jail. 32-year old Richard Heathman allegedly stabbed a 41-year old woman in the neck. Her injuries are not life-threatening. While on the way to the jail… police...
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League of Women Voters Resurrected in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The next generation of advocates has breathed new life into the Klamath County League of Women Voters. The organization was set to disband this summer… but four local high school seniors have committed to joining the chapter… and just as soon as they turn 18… will join the board of directors. Leslie...
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Maples to Leave OIT at End of Year

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Tech President Chris Maples plans to leave the college at the end of the current school year. According to a press release from the school, Maples does not want to renew his contract. He’s held the post since 2008. The board will appoint an acting president while it begins the process...
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Grindle Selected as Lakeview Police Chief

Lakeview’s Town Council has chosen Travis Grindle as the city’s new police chief. Grindle has been holding down the fort as acting police chief along with Officer Matt Gray… for the better part of a year while former chief Jeff Kamp was on medical leave before announcing his retirement in February. Grindle has been an...
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Warms Springs Shooting Leaves Two Seriously Injured

A 24-year old woman is charged with six federal counts of assault with the intent to commit murder and other charges, after she shot and seriously injured her aunt and uncle in Warms Springs. Rhyan Leigh Smith chatted with her uncle for about half an hour before he told he was going to bed…...
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Attempted Murder Charges Filed After Shootig

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Sprague River woman faces attempted murder and robbery charges after she fired several shots into her brother’s house Wednesday night. 51-year old Kellie Ann Edmondson first stole a 6-pack of beer at gunpoint from the Squaw Flat store on Main Street, then hitched a ride to her brother’s house. The...
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St. Patty’s Day Celebration: Get a Designated O’Driver

Are you planning to be at least a little Irish tonight or this weekend? The Oregon Department of Transportation is encouraging you to have a Designated O’Driver before you head out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Driving under the influence of ANY intoxicant, being it green beer… or other green stuff… will get you a...
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Henley JROTC Program Receives High Marks

Klamath Falls, Ore.- Henley High School’s Junior ROTC program is set to receive an “exceeds standards” rating for an evaluation that happens only once every four years. “I am extremely proud of the cadets. They worked so hard for this,” said Cadet Col. Alex Rowe, 17. “It feels great and amazing.” On Wednesday Col. Pete...
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Public Meeting Addresses Health Concerns for Pipeline

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Environment hosts a public meeting in Malin today to hear concerns about potential health issues from a proposed pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal near Coos Bay. That pipeline would pass through Malin. Now… the Federal Regulatory Commission recently turned down permits for the project… but the...
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Governor Signs Bill to Delist Wolves

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown has put her signature on a bill that solidifies a recent decision to delist the gray wolf from Oregon’s endangered species list. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted in November to remove the wolf from the listing… as population numbers for the animal have grown to healthy, sustainable numbers. Representatives...
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