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Arrest Made in Forest Arson

Yreka, Calif.– A Callahan man was arrested Monday night, charged with starting a fire near Camp Eden in the Klamath National Forest. 35-year old James William Wyatt is charged with one count of arson. The fire burned about 4.5 acres of trees and brush in Siskiyou County. Forestry officials say with the extreme drought conditions… any fire can...
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Animal Blamed for Power Outage

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A critter is being blamed for an outage that left thousands of Pacific Power customers in Midland and Klamath Falls without electricity Tuesday. The outage was first reported just before noon, with the Power Company saying an animal was responsible for knocking out power to more than 3,500 customers. Some folks didn’t...
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Group Continues Push for Jail Levy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– So far, the public safety action committee working to pass a proposed tax levy to help fund Klamath County’s jail has held several information sessions in advance of next month’s special election. Todd Kepple with that committee says they’ve had about a dozen folks coming to each of their information meetings to...
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Unemployment Dips Below National Average

Salem, Ore.– Oregon’s unemployment rate has dipped to 5.4%. The state’s employment department says that’s now below that national unemployment rate, and huge improvement over last year when 7.1 percent of Oregon workers were looking for jobs. Economists say there are probably two things at play… one— a mild winter, construction jobs trudged through...
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California Woman Missing

Klamath Falls, Ore. –The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is continuing a coordinated search for Ms. Theresa Glenn of Mccloud. She was last seen on April 11 at approximately 3:20 pm walking her dog, and was possibly seen in the Haul Road/Firenze Road area around 6:30pm. She was wearing blue sweater and tan pants. Search...
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High Speed and Foot Chase End in Arrest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 27-year old man was taken into custody in Klamath County Sunday afternoon after leading police on a high speed chase. The suspect was driving a blue Hyundai, and reportedly reached speeds of up to 90 miles an hour, narrowly missing other cars, and even driving on the wrong side of the road as...
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Oregon Boasts One of Nation’s Fastest-Growing Areas

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One of the nation’s top ten fastest-growing metropolitan areas is right here in Oregon. According to the US Census Bureau, Bend is the 7th fastest growing metro area in the US. The Villages in Florida took the number one spot, followed by Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. Bend saw a 2.7 percent population increase...
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County Budget Hearings Begin Today

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners are in budget hearings every day this week, as they hear from county agencies about their financial needs for the next fiscal year.  Today Commissioners will meet with representatives from the Klamath County Library Service District to discuss the library system’s budget. The library’s proposed 4.16 million dollar budget...
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Oregon Bridges Await Repair

SALEM, Ore. – There’s a good news and bad for Oregon in a report on how states are doing in keeping bridges safe and in good repair. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association ranks Oregon 33rd for its number of structurally deficient bridges – in this case, the higher the number, the better the ranking. ...
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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Wiping Pot Arrests from Records

Salem, Ore.– What was illegal last year… will be legal come July. So if you were charged with something that will no longer be a crime… should it stay on your record? That’s a question Oregon lawmakers are trying to navigate, as they consider two bills that aim to erase pot arrests that would not...
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