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Klamath Falls Man Arrested Again on Incest Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested this week for violating probation by moving back in with the adult daughter he fathered two children with. 49-year old Eric Lee Gates faces three charges of incest. The relationship between Gates and his 25-year old daughter has made national headlines. He didn’t meet his...
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KBREC Offers Workshop for Dementia Caregivers

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you’re caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or another similar dimentia disorder, you might want to consider signing up for a free workshop designed just for you. It’s called Challenging Behaviors of Dementia— preventing and responding. It’s a week from today at KBREC, and runs from 10 to noon....
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Plane from Eugene Forced to Land in Idaho

Boise, Idaho– A flight from Eugene to Denver was forced to lane in Boise yesterday morning because a passenger had a medical emergency. However, because the plane still had most of its fuel… SkyWest officials say it landed overweight, triggering a mandatory inspection, so the plane was grounded. Passengers were placed on other flights....
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Free Camping and Fishing Day Scheduled for June

Salem, Ore.– State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free the weekend of June 6-7 in celebration of State Parks Day and Free Fishing Weekend.   Camping is free the night of June 6 in traditional sites–full hookup (sewer, electricity and water), electrical hookup (electricity and water), and tent sites....
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Klamath Falls Man Arrested on Prostitution Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A Klamath Falls man faces prostitution charges after offering to pay a co-worker for sex. 53-year old Dale Lee Ellis Junior was taken into custody over the  weekend. The alleged proposition happened sometime last fall at a retirement home in Klamath Falls. Ellis is charged with two counts of prostitution… he’s...
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Gems in Need of Host Families

Got an extra room? Players for the Klamath Falls Gems are arriving in town… and they need a place to stay. Officials with the ball club say they’re short on host families this year. Klamath Falls families traditionally host a player or two during the 35-40 days they’re not on the road with the team....
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Sen. Whitsett: Kicker Belongs to Taxpayers

State Senator Doug Whitsett says he will not support a democrat plan to buck the will of Oregon voters and keep the kicker tax. In a statement released this week, Whitsett says lawmakers do need to replenish the state’s rainy day fund… but that should be part of the regular budget process, and lawmakers...
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Corps of Engineers Ends Algae Monitoring

Salem, Ore.–  You’ll have to just rely on your own eyes… and your nose… to let you know when algae blooms in Oregon lakes make it unsafe to swim in. The US Army Corps of Engineers will no longer monitor algae levels in lakes and warn the public. Instead, they’ll put up permanent signs to guide...
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ODFW Begins Tracking Sage Grouse

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  It works for Wolves… why not try GPS tracking on the Sage Grouse? Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials are trying to track the endangered birds in Eastern Oregon… using infrared and solar-powered GPS devices to collect data on the grouse, especially in more remote areas of the state. Ranchers and environmentalists...
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New Statute of Limitations Considered for Rape Cases

Salem, Ore.–  Victims advocates were hoping to change Oregon’s statute of limitations on rape cases… from 6 years… to 20 years. However, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Floyd Prozanski threatened to kill the bill without giving it a hearing, unless the bill was amended to increase the statute of limitations to just 12 years. Oregon has one...
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