Amber Alert for Missing Washington Boy; Maybe Headed for Mexico

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a 6-year-old autistic boy who was allegedly abducted by his non-custodial mother in Auburn, Washington, and may be headed south to Mexico. Mason Joseph Bennatts-Miller was taken after his 34-year-old mother, Sandra Bennatts, allegedly forced her way into her mother’s Auburn home at knifepoint. Bennatts tied up her mother, ransacked...
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An earthquake was reported shortly before noon Sunday. The green circle shows the earthquake's location.

Small Quake Rocks Siskiyou County

Montague, Calif.– A small earthquake registering 2.0 on the Richter scale was reported about 11 miles north of Weed, near Montague, Calif. The quake hit just before noon on Sunday, May 4th. No damage was reported. 
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Crater Lake Lodge is Hiring

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Crater Lake Lodge is looking for summer staff to help the National Park take care of its half-million annual visitors. Concessions, hotel staff, and restaurant staff are all needed. You can apply at
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Sierra Service Project in Need of Donations

Chiloquin, Ore.– The Sierra Service Project is coming to Chiloquin this summer, planning to repair homes for the elderly, disabled, and low income. The group is in need of several items to complete repairs, including some grab bars, kitchen cabinets, and mirrors– it’s okay if they’re gently used. If you have items you can...
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Klamath Falls Man Arrested Following Investigation into injury to 3-month old daughter

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives arrested a Klamath Falls man Friday following an investigation into an injury to his 3-month old daughter.  On May 2, 2014, OSP detectives arrested LANDON JAMES SELF, age 29, from Klamath Falls, for causing serious physical injury to his daughter. OSP was asked to investigate...
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KFalls Mite Ranch Ordered to Pay Fines

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has ordered the owner and an employee of a Klamath Falls mite ranch to pay retribution to two former employees for abusive treatment. According to a judgment from OBLI, the agency held two separate hearings last fall to determine whether two Latino employees were...
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FedEx Breaks Ground on New Facility

Klamath Falls, Ore.– City leaders and Fed Ex officials broke ground today on a new distribution facility at the Airport Industrial Park. Earlier this year, city and county officials sold four acres of land to a developer for the facility. Once completed, the distribution center could provide as many as 15 jobs in the Basin.
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Klamath, Lake Counties Pilot New Welfare Program

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath and Lake Counties are going to serve as testing grounds for implementing a new model of child welfare system. It’s called Differential Response, designed to keep more children in their homes with a safe parent, and keep them out of foster care.  More than 85-hundred Oregon children live in long-term foster...
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Chiloquin Approves Dispensary Moratorium

Chiloquin, Ore.– One more Basin town has decided to say no to marijuana dispensaries, though Chiloquin’s City Council is only imposing a 90-day moratorium on the facilities. City officials say the delay in approving licenses for medical marijuana businesses will give them time to decide whether they need to pass regulations in addition to...
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Suspects in High Speed Chase in Court

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two of the three men arrested after a high speed chase last week were in court Wednesday. 22-year old Joshua Morris, and 22-year old Gregory Hernandez, each pleaded not guilty to several charges. Hernandez was indicted on assault and other charges, suspected of stabbing and robbing a man. It was when...
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