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Lakeview man indicted on murder charges

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — A woman’s body found on July 11 has led to the indictment of a Lakeview man – her husband. The man is 55-year-old Martin Carl Brown who was already in jail following a probation violation of his domestic abuse conviction in January in which he abused Valerie Annette Watts. Watts was...
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OIT steel sculpture featured in magazine

A teaching sculpture on the Oregon Institute of Technology’s Klamath Falls campus is getting broad recognition. The steel piece designed by Lee Imonen and used by OIT’s civil engineering department for helping students understand structural steel appeared in Modern Steel Construction magazine. The sculpture is also used for helping students learn methods of steel framing.
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Lava fire beating containment efforts near Lakeview

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — A 10,000 acre fire continued to burn on Tuesday afternoon. Roads have been closed as crews continue to contain the blaze, with windy conditions Monday not helping them create a perimeter. The use of existing roads was in the plan Tuesday to try and contain the fire. The area is approximately...
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Private ambulance service on meeting’s agenda

A meeting is scheduled on Thursday for Klamath officials to discuss privatization of ground ambulance services. The Klamath Community Public Safety Advisory Committee will see a presentation from Emergency Airlift CEO Edward Langerveld regarding privatization of ground ambulance services as a viable option. Langerveld is expected to suggest that privatizing services will help alleviate...
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Parks Board to meet Thursday on land’s fate

The Klamath Falls Park Advisory Board meets Thursday and has a request to surplus a recently-acquired piece of land near Front and California Street. The agenda states if the board endorses and City Council approves a surplus designation for the area of just over an acre, and allows it to be sold, the Parks...
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Councilman Seiler files for re-election

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Incumbent Councilor Trish Seiler has officially filed for the office of City Council, Ward 1 for the City of Klamath Falls. Ms. Seiler filed her candidacy by Affidavit and paid the $25.00 filing fee. Ms. Seiler was first elected to office in 2001. Qualifications under the City Charter to run...
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Smoke drifts from Russia to Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — High winds are pushing smoke from fires in Russia across the ocean to the Rogue Valley. More than 60 Russian fires have prompted reports of heavy smoke from Medford to Vancouver, B.C. The National Weather Service does not anticipate downgrading the air quality in Southern Oregon. The weather service says the...
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Roseburg doctor settles for unpaid wages

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Roseburg-area lawsuit will see a doctor receive over $105,000 in a settlement. Dr. Darryl George settled with Alternative Medicine Outreach Program for that amount for unpaid wages. His departure from the medical marijuana clinic led to allegations from both sides. Dr. George says he treated medical marijuana and primary care...
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Local woman faces multiple identity theft charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls woman was arrested this weekend and held on $130,000 bail after being accused of multiple counts of identity theft. 64-year-old Mary Ellen Cole is being held in Klamath County Jail for six counts of stealing identities.
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Woman charged for filing phony prescriptions

A 41-year-old Central Point woman is accused of using her position as a doctor’s office manager to obtain over 8,000 pills illegally. Medford police arrested the woman after she allegedly filled more than 150 prescriptions at 12 different pharmacies for generic Vicodin. The prescriptions were written over the last three years. Police were investigating...
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