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Klamath Falls call center under new ownership

Klamath Falls, Ore.– By the end of the year… employees of Asurion Klamath will become employees of IQor. The call center is currently owned by a Tennessee company… but Florida-based IQor bought out the Klamath Falls facility and four others earlier this month. There are no plans to make any immediate changes at the customer...
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Department of Corrections officer arrested for sexual misconduct

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An Oregon corrections officer has been arrested on eleven counts of custodial sexual misconduct. 50-year old Edgar Mickles worked at Coffee Creek Correctional Center in Wilsonville, which is a prison for women. Oregon State Police received a tip that Mickles had engaged in misconduct. After an investigation, he was arrested on...
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Grants Pass Police shoot, kill armed suspect

Grants Pass, Ore.– A man died in Grants Pass Thursday morning when Grants Pass police shot him in a confrontation. The city’s Public Safety Director said at a press conference this morning that officers were called to the Parkway shortly before 7:30 AM, responding to a report of an erratic driver. Police located and...
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What happened with the paving on Crater Lake Parkway?

The pavement is uneven. The lines are crooked. Transitions between lanes aren’t smooth.  What happened? The Oregon Department of Transportation recently completed work patching up potholes on Crater Lake Parkway in Klamath Falls, but the finished product has left many wondering if it was Oompa Loompas playing a practical joke, rather than professional pavers...
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Lake County site of Governor’s death could become historic site

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will discuss adding a Lakeview landmark to its National Register of Historic Places when it meets in Sisters next week. The Governor Earl W. Snell Aircraft Crash Site marks the location where Oregon’s then governor died in October 1947… along with Oregon’s Secretary of State...
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One arrested in drug bust

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One man was arrested in a drug investigation that pulled as much as 15-thousand dollars worth of drugs off of the streets in Klamath Falls. Detectives from the Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a home and a storage unit in Klamath Falls, where they found a...
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Former pastor pleads in sex abuse case

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man entered a guilty plea this week, admitting to two misdemeanor counts of sex abuse. Larry Murrell was pastor of the House of Prayer for All Nations in Klamath Falls when he was arrested a year ago. An adult female member of his church accused Murrell of molesting...
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Poll: Oregonians don’t want to kill predatory wolves

A majority of Oregonians think hunting wolves is not the right way to manage them and that the species still deserves endangered species protections, according to a new poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling and Research. More than 70 percent of Oregon voters who responded said nonlethal prevention methods should be attempted before officials...
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Three new confirmed cases of wolf depredation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There are three new wolf depredations confirmed in Southern Oregon… all of them in Klamath County. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife… a ranch hand in Klamath County found three wolves feeding on the carcass of an 800 pound calf last week. A short time later… a 600 pound...
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Oregonians want non-lethal wolf management

Salem, Ore.– Wildlife officials in Washington State have recently wiped out an entire pack of wolves that had preyed on cattle several times. Should Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife do the same? According to a recent poll of voters in Oregon… 70-percent say no, non-lethal methods should be used first. The poll from Mason...
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