Have safe travels this Memorial Day weekend

With Memorial Day Holiday weekend approaching, OSP, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA), Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), and ODOT offer the following safety reminders:  * Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Be patient and allow plenty of time...
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Vehicle Stolen at Gunpoint

Yreka, Calif.– Law Enforcement in Siskiyou county are searching for a man who stole a car at gunpoint yesterday. The victims were offering a ride to a stranger, who then pulled out a handgun and made the victims get out of the car. California Highway Patrol found the abandoned vehicle west of Happy Camp....
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Oregon Senators Sign on to Letter to Change Redskins Name

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are among the 50 US Senators who have signed a letter demanding that the Nation Football League change the name of the Washington Redskins. The letter calls the team’s name a slur offensive to Native Americans.
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One Dead, Two Injured in Highway 97 Accident

Bend, Ore.– At least one person has died in an accident on Highway 97 near Sun River last night. A motorcycle and passenger car were both headed northbound when the two collided, sending the motorcycle into the center barrier. A female passenger on the bike died at the scene. The male driver on the...
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Road Construction Begins in June

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Road construction gets underway in early June on Highway 39. Crews will resurface a little more than 5 miles of the roadway west of Merrill. And watch out for surveyers next week on Highway 140 near Lake of the Woods. They’ll be taking measurements for some work that’ll be done later...
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Tornado Touches Down in Idaho

Boise, ID– The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down Idaho Wednesday evening. It was in the Eastern part of the state about 10 miles northwest of American Falls and stayed on the ground for about 20 minutes. It was a small one, but traveled several miles. No damage or injuries were reported.
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Man Arrested for Vandalizing Businesses, Park

Klamath Falls, Ore– Klamath Falls Police arrested a man early Wednesday morning, after they saw him use a hammer to break the window of a building downtown. 30-year old Chad Potter is suspected of causing thousands of dollars of damage at several business and city buildings in the downtown area, as well as at...
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Iron Owl Challenge Comes to Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Iron Owl Challenge comes to the Klamath Basin this weekend. College kids from U of O, Oregon Tech, the Air Force Academy and a group of local veterans will all compete in physical, mental, and marksmanship challenges. The events take place at OIT and the Sportsman Park in Keno. Spectators are...
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Water Agreement Introduced in Senate

Washington– The Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement made its way to the US Senate yesterday. Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, introduced the bill yesterday according to a press release. If passed, the water use agreement that took months to draft and negotiate among a...
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Mendez Arrested

Chase Leads to Wreck, Arrest

Klamath Falls, Ore.–A 20-year old man from Malin was arrested Tuesday night after fleeing from a police stop. Damian Alvarez Mendez was pulled over on Spring Lake Road for a routine traffic stop, but a license check showed the man was wanted an outstanding warrant. When the Trooper asked Mendez to get out of...
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