11 pounds of meth seized in Klamath Falls traffic stop

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A California man is facing charges in Klamath County following a Sunday morning Oregon State Police traffic stop in Klamath Falls during where an OSP trooper discovered approximately 11 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. According to Sergeant Patrick Trippett,...
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Arizona man rescued after becoming stranded on Pacific Crest Trail

EUGENE, Ore. — An Arizona man that was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Oregon to California was rescued last week after he became stranded for four days in a snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains. 57 year old Rip Stouffer was cold but uninjured when rescuers found him late Thursday. Stouffer had been planning...
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One person dead after Klamath Co. traffic crash

From OSP Press Release: KLAMATH COUNTY — One person died and another was taken into custody following Saturday evening’s fatal traffic crash along Highway 31 eight miles southeast of Highway 97 in Klamath County. According to Sergeant Mike Turner, on June 22, 2013 at approximately 6:55 p.m., a 2007 Honda motorcycle operated by STEPHEN...
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Oregon National Guard may be deployed to Afghanistan

BOISE, Id. — The Oregon Army National Guard’s 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team is training at the Orchard Combat Training Center, near Boise, to prepare for a possible deployment to Afghanistan in 2014. The 41 IBCT unit got a notification last year of a potential deployment, however that mission could be cancelled, reduced or...
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Bill makes it harder for parents to get kids in schools without vaccinations

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill yesterday that would make it harder for parents to send their children to school without being vaccinated first. The state House approved the bill by a 45-15 vote, and it now goes to Gov. Kitzhaber who intends to sign it. The bill would require...
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Klamath County Chamber of Commerce submits testimony to Senate regarding water shut off effects on local businesses

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has submitted testimony to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on behalf of the negotiated water settlement agreements. Because the issue impacts the business community in Klamath County, the Chamber has a strong interest in it. The Committee hearing is going be held...
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Klamath Falls man gets 10 years for riding through town on bike with rifle

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man that rode his bike through Klamath Falls carrying a loaded military-style rifle is going to prison. 45  year old Kevin Rowdy Hurst will be spending 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction in the  Aug. 13, 2011 incident. An indictment returned last September...
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Attorney General endorses medical marijuana stores

SALEM, Ore. — The Attorney General is endorsing and urging others to vote for a bill the would legalize medical marijuana retail outlets in the state. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sent a letter this month to Sen. Floyd Prozanski and Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, urging them to pass HB 3460. The legislation would create...
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Oregon to phase out toxic chemicals in children’s toys and products

SALEM, Ore. — The state House has passed a bill yesterday that would phase out toxic chemicals from certain toys and children’s products that are sold in Oregon. Lawmakers approved the bill yesterday. The measure, if passed through, would establish a database to track the use of 19 chemicals that are harmful to children...
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Klamath Falls buys, plans to tear down structure on Main Street to build parking lot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls City Council approved the purchase of a run down building downtown. The city will take over 200 Main St. for $60,000 with around $1,300 in closing costs. City officials plan to demolish the structure and build a parking lot in it’s place. The City Council hopes to...
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