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Two Men Arrested on Rape, Kidnapping Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two men are in custody in Lake County, charged with kidnapping and rape after two teenaged girls who claimed they were taken from a Redmond parking lot at gunpoint.  Surveillance video shows a silver SUV stopping at the girls’ car Wednesday night, when their vehicle wouldn’t start, offering to let the teens sit in...
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One Arrested After Burglary Interrupted

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Police in Klamath Falls are looking for a person who fled the scene of a home burglary last night. Police say they were called on a home on High Street when they got a call about a family that got home to find at least two people inside who didn’t belong...
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One Injured in Highway 39 Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Two people were injured in an accident that shut down a section of Highway 39 Wednesday. The accident happened at around noon when witnesses say a black Volkswagon Bug rear-ended a JW Kerns work truck right in front of the business. Emergency crews had to work to get a female driver...
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Guilty Plea in Animal Sex Abuse, Attempted Murder Case

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A man arrested on sex assault and attempted murder charges has pleaded guilty in Klamath County Court. 34-year old Jeremy Santangelo was charged with attempted murder for poisoning a woman’s food and drink in an effort to kill her so he could collect on her insurance. Court documents do not specify...
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Klamath County Bans Marijuana Dispensaries

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners have given the big thumbs down to allowing the commercial sale of marijuana in the county. The vote was unanimous at Tuesday’s meeting, despite testimony from residents, the majority of whom asked to commissioners to allow dispensaries in the county so that those who don’t want to grow...
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Western States Avoid Restrictions on Environment Through Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts

An unprecedented, landscape-scale conservation effort across the western United States has significantly reduced threats to the greater sage-grouse across 90 percent of the species’ breeding habitat and enabled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to conclude that the charismatic rangeland bird does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This collaborative,...
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Unemployment on the Rise in Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Even as more and more residents in Klamath and Lake Counties are dropping their efforts to find a job… the unemployment rate is rising. Unemployment in Klamath County rose from 8-percent in July… to 8.3-percent in August. 100 jobs were added last month, slightly fewer than in a typical August. In...
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Phone Scams Never Die

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  At least one Klamath Basin resident lost about 5-thousand dollars when they fell for a phone scam. Someone called claiming to be the victim’s grandchild… said they were in Vegas… hurt, in jail, and needed bail money sent… to the Dominican Republic. A second potential victim was ready to send 15-hundred dollars after getting...
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Oregon Democrats Kill Planned Parenthood Hearing

Salem, Ore.–  State Democrats put the kibash on a scheduled hearing to find out what Planned Parenthood facilities in the state are doing with the aborted babies they harvest during procedures. Republicans asked for the hearing, and Democrats put it on the books, but cancelled it yesterday, saying Republicans are “making ludicrous allegations” based...
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Final Public Hearing on Dispensary Ban Proposal

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath County Board of Commissioners holds a final public hearing this morning to get your input on a proposal to ban medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries. That public hearing starts a 9:15 this morning at the Klamath County Commissioners’ chambers at the County Government center. If commissioners decide to go...
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