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Former Lake County Deputy Lodged in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Former Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was transferred to the Klamath County jail after turning himself into authorities in Lakeview Sunday on sex abuse charges. He was then released, and re-arrested on Sunday after additional charges were filed. That’s when he was transferred to KFalls, according to Lake County Sheriff Phillip...
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City Leaders Seek Airline to Replace SkyWest

Klamath Falls, Ore.–City leaders in Klamath Falls are reaching out to airlines in the hopes of replacing airline service to the Basin after SkyWest announced recently that it’s ending its service to the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport early this summer. Earlier this year the airport had kicked off a marketing campaign attempting to lure...
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County Budget Needs Balance

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Budget Committee started meetings with county departments yesterday, and are already seeing a bleak forecast for the budget. Klamath County treasurer and CFO Jason Link told the committee that the current budget is unsustainable because it’s not balanced. Link says if each department gets the budget it’s requesting,...
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Sen. Ron Wyden Schedules Visit to the Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Senator Ron Wyden will be in the Basin at the end of the week, holding Town Hall meetings and checking in with local leaders. Wyden will be in Lake County Friday evening at 4:00, at Lakeview High School. Then on Saturday he meets at 10:30 in the morning at Klamath Community...
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Turkle in Custody in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Former Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was transferred to the Klamath County jail after turning himself into authorities in Lakeview yesterday on sex abuse charges. 42-year old Kenneth Turkle was being investigated for having a sexual relationship with a 17 year old girl. Turkle and the girl both went missing on...
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Jobs Are Out There

Salen, Ore.– Oregon business reported 10-thousand more job vacancies in the first part of this year compared to the same period last year. Employers also say they’re having a harder time filling vacancies, and are offering higher average wages in order to attract more applicants. Oregon’s March jobs numbers are expected to be released...
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Road Projects Begin this Week

Merrill, Ore.– Some road re-paving is getting set to begin on Highway 39 between Merrill and the California State Line. About 5-and-a-half miles of the highway will be will be repaved and re-striped, and centerline rumble strips will be installed on the highway segments outside of Merrill. Crosswalks in Merrill will also be re-striped,...
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Klamath County Budget Meetings Begin Monday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Budget Committee meetings get underway today in Klamath Falls. Every department in the county will get a chance to meet with the committee to discuss their budget requests and explain changes in their budgets. The public will also get a chance to provide input. The budget meetings are expected...
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Man Died of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police have ruled the death of a man who’s body was found in the bed of a burning pick-up truck as a suicide. Rocky Point fire was called out to a report of a car on fire last Wednesday morning. Once the fire was put out, they found the...
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Night Flying Exercises Begin Tonight

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The skies may be a little noisy the next few nights as the 173rd Fighter Wing conducts some night flying exercises. The jets will take off from Kingsley Field after sundown tonight, tomorrow, and Wednesday night, and will run until 11 at night, primarily east of Lakeview where pilots can fly...
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