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Assault conviction leads to 70-month sentence

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 29-year-old Jacob Joseph Wonser will spend 70 months in prison following his conviction last Thursday, Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office announced. Wonser was convicted of second degree assault by a jury before he was sentenced. He had already been convicted of several assault and a theft and robbery...
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Kingsley squadron moves into new building

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There was a ceremony Tuesday to dedicate a new $6 million building at Kingsley Field. The new Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center will house members of the 173rd Security Forces Squardron, which just returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Col. Jeff Silver spoke to a crowd of over 50...
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Ashland police standoff

ASHLAND, Ore. — Following a seven-hour standoff, a man is in protective custody. Ashland police responded with a SWAT team following the man barricading himself inside a vacant home and making statements about the safety of others. The man was not identified, but was taken to a Medford medical center for evaluation following the police entering the home....
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Firefighters cleaning up Rogue River fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A smaller fire on the banks of the Rogue Rivers is now 80 percent contained. The containment estimate of the Grave Creek Fire came around 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning by a southwest Oregon fire organization. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that rafters were temporarily stopped from putting on...
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Klamath Co. unemployment falls in August

SALEM, Ore. — The August unemployment rate in Klamath County was unchanged from July and nearly a full percent lower than in August 2011. The most recent numbers from the Oregon Employment Department show Klamath County’s August unemployment rate was 11.7 percent. In Lake County, 13.2% are unemployed – the same as July and a...
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Local foundation receives fourth grant

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A $3,000 grant awarded to the Community Foundation of Klamath Falls will help build the organization’s capacity to operate the next five years. According to the foundation’s news release, Pacific Power Foundation issued the grant to the group which will manage endowed funds, distribute grants and provide support to other...
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Klamath Falls man dies in motorcycle incident

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a Saturday morning motorcycle-involved traffic crash in Klamath Falls that resulted in the death of a Klamath Falls man after he was transported to a Bend-area hospital for treatment. According to Sergeant Robert Fenner, on September 22, 2012 at approximately 11:36...
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Area colleges back to school Monday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A lot more activity is happening on campus. Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College students are making the transition back to class. Full Story Audio from Viewing the Basin At Oregon Tech, Director of Admissions Carl Thomas says OIT created a program called New Wings to help new students...
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Delays this week on Highway 39

Dawn to dusk paving is planned this week for the Highway 39 repaving project, meaning there will be up to 20-minute delays for motorists. Traffic will be controlled by crews and pilot cars. At the Highway 140 and Washburn Way intersection, new traffic signals have been raised, but are not yet active as of...
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Man gets 18-month jail sentence for firearm charge

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 60-year-old man will spend the next 18 months behind bars following sentencing last week, according to the Klamath County District Attorney’s office. Russell Ray Moore received the 18-month jail sentence because of a Felon in Possession of a Firearm charge in August. Moore’s recent arrest and sentence follows a...
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