Medford Police ID Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

Medford, Ore.– Medford police say the man who died after being shot by an off-duty officer yesterday was 27-year old Timothy Joseph Caruthers. Witnesses say Caruthers threatened employees at the Medford Sportsman’s Warehouse with a knife, the ran out of the store after he was caught shoplifting. Police say the officer chased after Caruthers,...
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Snow Conditions Keep Rim Drive Closed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Nine new inches of snow up at Crater Lake over the weekend means some roads are still closed in the park. According to a press release… the road from Steel Visitor Center to the Rim Village is closed to the public. You can only see the lake if you hike by...
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Falcon Heights High Moves to Henley Compound

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County School District’s alternative school is packing up and getting ready to move onto the Henley Complex. Elementary students got to move into their new digs at the beginning of the month. That left some modular buildings on the Henley complex available for use… so students at Falcon Heights High will move...
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Highway, Interstate Speed Limits to Increase

Salem, Ore.– Highway 97 is one several secondary highways in the state that will see speed limits increase in the coming months. The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced that speeds on many highways in Eastern Oregon, as well as Interstate 84 between the Idaho border and The Dalles… will increase by as much...
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Washington Man Jailed on Sex Abuse Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Longview Washington man was extradited to Klamath County to face a disturbing list of sex abuse charges. 26-year old Wesley Rodgers was arrested in Longview earlier this month. He faces six counts of sex abuse and rape, and three counts of sodomy. He made a first court appearance yesterday. Court...
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Chiloquin Artist Wins Top Fellowship

Salem, Ore.– A Chiloquin artist has been awarded a top fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. Natalie Ball is the 2016 receipient of the honorary Joan Shipley Award. Ball leads a group of 13 Oregon artists selected from a pool of more than 160 applicants from 27 Oregon cities for the Arts Commission’s 2016...
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Governor Proposes State Minimum Wage Increase

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown today laid out her plans for raising the state minimum wage. Brown says she realizes that businesses need to be able to prepare for any wage hike.. so she’s asking state lawmakers to pass a 2-tiered raise, starting in 2017… and creating a different pay minimum for Portland than...
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Third Candidate Files for Commissioner Position 1

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A third person has filed to challenge Klamath County Commissioner Jim Bellet for his seat on the board. Business owner Steve Ball added his name to the list of candidates for Commissioner Position One. Bellet’s post is up for re-election, and he’s come under fire along with fellow commissioner Tom Mallams for...
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Crater Lake Road to Rim Village Closed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The snow has fallen hard and fast in Oregon… so much so that officials have had to close down the road to Rim Village to public access. According to the National Parks Service… the road is closed from the Steel Visitor Center to Rim Village. You can still access the lake...
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No Movement in Efforts to Start PenAir Service

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Officials with PenAir say right now— their plans to bring commercial air flight to the Crater lake Klamath Regional Airport are out of their control. Melissa Roberts with Alaska-based PenAir said by email today that officials with the City of Klamath, the airport, and US representatives are still working to convince the TSA...
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