Fire On Market Street

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Several fire agencies were called out to a blaze behind Spring Street Analytical off of Market Street in Klamath Falls yesterday afternoon when someone spotted smoke coming from a storage building. The fire was first reported at around 2:30 PM… it took about about an hour for firefighters to knock...
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Shooting Leaves One Dead, One Injured on Umatilla Reservation

Umatilla, Ore.– One person has died… another was wounded on the Umatilla Indian Reservation Saturday morning. According to Tribal Police and Oregon State Police… a 27-year old non-tribal member was shot and killed. Another man… who is a tribal member… was shot and injured… he’s listed in serious condition. Police say 23-year old Victor Contreras...
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Charges to be Upgrade After Assault Victim Dies

Yreka, Calif.– A Dorris man will face murder charges after an assault victim died from their injuries last week. According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office… 63-year old Roger Napolitano died Friday morning… More than 3 weeks after he was found unconscious with a head wound behind the Mount Shasta Cinema. 50-year old Raymond Clark Romani was...
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April Deadline to Select Party Affiliation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you’re one of the 540,000 Oregon voters who are registered to vote… but haven’t selected a party affiliation… you have just until April 26 to request a ballot as either a republican, democrat, or independent. If you don’t choose an affiliation, you’ll still get a ballot in May, but it will include only...
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Man Charged in Stabbing of Woman, Assault on Officer

Hermiston, Ore.– A man who was arrested for stabbing a woman in Hermiston last week…is also accused of trying to choke a police officer that was taking him to jail. 32-year old Richard Heathman allegedly stabbed a 41-year old woman in the neck. Her injuries are not life-threatening. While on the way to the jail… police...
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League of Women Voters Resurrected in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The next generation of advocates has breathed new life into the Klamath County League of Women Voters. The organization was set to disband this summer… but four local high school seniors have committed to joining the chapter… and just as soon as they turn 18… will join the board of directors. Leslie...
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Maples to Leave OIT at End of Year

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Tech President Chris Maples plans to leave the college at the end of the current school year. According to a press release from the school, Maples does not want to renew his contract. He’s held the post since 2008. The board will appoint an acting president while it begins the process...
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Grindle Selected as Lakeview Police Chief

Lakeview’s Town Council has chosen Travis Grindle as the city’s new police chief. Grindle has been holding down the fort as acting police chief along with Officer Matt Gray… for the better part of a year while former chief Jeff Kamp was on medical leave before announcing his retirement in February. Grindle has been an...
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Warms Springs Shooting Leaves Two Seriously Injured

A 24-year old woman is charged with six federal counts of assault with the intent to commit murder and other charges, after she shot and seriously injured her aunt and uncle in Warms Springs. Rhyan Leigh Smith chatted with her uncle for about half an hour before he told he was going to bed…...
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Attempted Murder Charges Filed After Shootig

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Sprague River woman faces attempted murder and robbery charges after she fired several shots into her brother’s house Wednesday night. 51-year old Kellie Ann Edmondson first stole a 6-pack of beer at gunpoint from the Squaw Flat store on Main Street, then hitched a ride to her brother’s house. The...
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