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Bend Fires Man-Made, Grow to 6,800 Acres

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators say both Twin Bulls Fire were caused by humans, and they’re offering a reward for any information helping them track down the culprits. The wildfire has burned close to 7-thousand acres of brush and timber so far, and is now 25-percent contained. 800 personnel are assigned to the blaze. Only...
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Escaped Inmate Caught in Multnomah COunty

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man who escaped from the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras more than a month ago is back in custody this afternoon. 31-year old Clinton Orvill Swearningen the Second was arrested in Multnomah County Friday night on disorderly conduct charges. He’s also charged with failure to obey a police officer...
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Gas Prices Mostly Stable, Higher than National Average

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices in Oregon have been pretty stable, now that the summer traveling season is underway. The average price of a gallon of gas in Oregon is about 3-89 a gallon according to Gas Buddy-dot-com. That’s about 26 cents MORE than the national average. Average price in Klamath Falls is 3-85...
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Klamath Falls Man Arrested on Multiple Sex Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is in jail, charged with several sex crimes. Oregon State Police have arrested 58-year old David Foxen for sex abuse. According to a press release, Foxen may have been abusing an underaged girl over the course of nearly three years. Charges include Rape, first degree sex abuse,...
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Inmate Escapes Prison Work Project in California

Mount Shasta, Calif.– Law enforcement in California are looking for a man who walked away from a prison work project. 27-year old Lepaul Gardener was last seen near Mount Shasta Wednesday afternoon at 4:30. Gardener was serving time for an assault with a firearm.
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Harney County Man Dies in Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Harney County man died last night when his car went off the road on Highway 78, and rolled, throwing him from the vehicle. 86-year old Mavin Eugene Wharton is from Crane. He died at the scene. Oregon State Police are investigating.
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Museum Offers Free Admission for D-Day

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Today is marks 70 years since the invasion of France during World War Two. Nearly 160-thousand American and allied forces stormed the beaches at Normandy on D-Day. More than 9-thousand died. The Klamath County Museum is offering free admission today in honor of D-day. Several exhibits are on display highlighting different...
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Tulelake Recall Still Undecided

Yreka, Calif.– It couldn’t possibly be closer. One vote is all that’s currently keeping Tulelake Mayor Randy Darrow in his seat on the Tulelake City Council. A recall effort to remove him from council was included on this week’s election. Siskiyou County clerk Colleen Setzer told the Herald and News there are still more...
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Eastern Oregon Jail Employee Honored

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An employee at the Deer Ridge Correctional Institute in Madras is among a group of Oregon Department of Corrections Employees honored for excellence in their jobs. Meredit Allen is the Release Counselor at the prison, and was recognized as the DOC’s employee of the year.
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Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The father of a boy who police say was almost kidnapped earlier this week, noticed the suspect yesterday and alerted police, who took the man into custody. 72-year old Mark Gorman is suspected of trying to lure a boy into his car, offering him money to help do some work at...
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