Oregon Avenue shooter justified in defending himself

Klamath Falls, Ore. - On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated to investigate a shooting in the 1700 block of Oregon Avenue.  The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office after thoroughly reviewing the Major Crime Team investigation determined that Samuel Elam was justified in his use of force to defend...
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Seatbelt Enforcement Set to Begin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Law enforcement agents in Oregon will be on high alert for the next two weeks– making sure you’re wearing a seatbelt. The two-weeks long Click it or Ticket campaign starts Monday. Oregon has the second-highest seatbelt use rate in the nation, with surveys showing 98 percent of Oregnians wear restraints while...
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Wayward Truck Shuts Down Highway 99 Thursday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Highway 66 about 5 miles west of Keno was shut down for several hours yesterday while crews worked to remove a overlength trailer that got stuck in a ditch. The trailer was attempting to negotiate a curve in the road when it went off the road and got stuck, blocking the...
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Planet Viewing Tonight in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Museum hosts a planet-gazing party tonight starting at 8:30. They’ll be set up on Vandenberg Road across from the Klamath County jail. Museum Manager Todd Kepple says this is a rare chance to see Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all in one night. Bring a telescope or binoculars...
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DA: Trailer Park Fire Likely Arson

Klamath Falls, Ore.– District Attorney Rob Patridge confirmed to the Herald and News that Wednesday’s fire at a trailer park on Hope Street is being investigated as arson. He said fire patterns aren’t consistent with the natural spread of a fire. At least 7 trailers were destroyed in the blaze, and at least three...
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Atchley Hearing Delayed until June

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Chiloquin man charged with several counts of burglary in connection with a crime spree that ended in a stand-off with police earlier this year, will be back in court in a couple of weeks. A hearing that was scheduled yesterday in the Cylise Atchley case was delayed until June 3rd.
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The Lake County Sheriff's Office purchased a new patrol boat.

Lake County Purchases New Boat

Lakeview, Ore.– The Lake County Sheriff’s office is gradually trading out old patrol boats for newer models. The department’s newest addition is a 14-foot open skiff with a 20 horsepower engine. The department traded in an older boat and used some county funds to pay for the new boat.
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Oregon Unemployment Holds Steady

Salem, Ore.– Unemployment in Oregon remains at 6-point-9 percent for the month of April, in spite of about 6-thousand jobs added during the month. However, according to number released yesterday… the labor participation rate– that’s the percentage of working-age adults either working or trying to find a job– is at an all-time low of...
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Oregon Teachers Ask for Repeal of Common Core Tests

Salem, Ore.– Oregon’s teachers union is asking state education officials to ditch common core math and reading tests because the exams are unproven, and too difficult. Rob Saxton said he won’t consider canceling the tests, though many other states are doing away with them.
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Two New Deputies Complete Training

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two newly trained Klamath County Deputies will soon graduate from a 16-weeks police academy. Deputy Sondra Hamilton and Deputy Rueben Jenkins are part of a class of about 40 law enforcement officer that graduate Friday at a ceremony in Salem.
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