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Bond Levy Approved for May Ballot

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved an order to put a 5-year bond levy on the upcoming May ballot. Money from the bond sales would raise about 5-million dollars year for operating the county jail. If passed, homeowners in Klamath County would pay 1.14 per thousand dollars of assessed home value.
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Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Two

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The driver of a truck that rolled on the morning of December 28th, killing Garrett Zimmer and Marri Young-Wellbaum has been charged with two counts of first degree manslaughter. A grand jury yesterday handed down charges against 22-year old Guage Lee Gray. According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Gray was...
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Oregon Woman Arrested in Connection with North Carolina Murder

Raeford, NC– A Medford woman wanted in connection with a murder in North Carolina has been arrested in California. Deputies in Hoke County North Carolina say 21-year old  Samanth Shilts and her boyfriend, 21-year old Tyler Mark Pierce, strangled the manager of a hotel, then stole his car. The pair was stopped in Ohio last Friday,...
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Shuster Sentenced for Deadly DUI Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Chiloquin man accused of hitting a killing a pedestrian while driving drunk, was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide. 24-year old Joseph Schuster will spend more than 7 years behind bars for the April. 63-year old Barbara Lynn Maylo died in the wreck.
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Klamath Falls Man Dies After Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man who was hit by a car while trying to cross Washburn way nearly two weeks ago.. has died. 51-year old Charles Walden was transported to a Portland hospital to be treated for injuries after the January 16th accident. He died on Sunday. Witnesses say Walden was wearing dark clothing...
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Slight Drop in Klamath County Unemployment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Jobs in health services and construction were what helped to keep Klamath County workers on the payroll during the month of December. Klamath County lost 350 jobs last month, but still managed to drop the rate of unemployed to 9.6 percent, down from 9.8 percent in November. In Lake county, unemployment...
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KCC, Employment Department to Track Student Employment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon’s Employment Department is teaming up with Klamath Community College to start tracking students in their quests for employment. Going forward, the school will receive information from the agency about which students move on to get jobs after completing the education. In a press release from the school, officials say they’ll...
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Gas Prices Begin to Steady

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices have slowed their free-fall… though the state average in Washington dropped another 10 cents over the past week to 2.13 for a gallon of regular. Allison Mac with GasBuddy dot com says prices typically tick up this time of year. “We’re approaching the February and March timeframe, that’s when...
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Klamath County Commissioners Consider Tax District, Levy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Board of Commissioners meets Tuesday morning. They’ll hold a public hearing on creating a tax district to fund the Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center. Commissioners also plan to give first reading to a proposal to put a 5-year levy on November’s ballot to raise funds for operating...
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Oregon Woman Wanted in Connection with North Carolina Murder

Raeford, NC– A Medford woman is wanted in connection with a murder in North Carolina. Deputies in Hoke County North Carolina say 21-year old  and her boyfriend 21-year old Tyler Mark Pierce strangled the manager of a hotel, then stole his car. The pair was stopped in Ohio last Friday, the same day the victim was reported...
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