Health Officials Confirm Norovirus Diagnosis

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Public Health has confirmed that it was an outbreak of Norovirus that sickened dozens of students and teachers in Klamath County schools. The health agency is working with the Oregon Health Authority to see if they can figure out what started the outbreak. The virus is easily transferred from...
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Former Oregon Youth Authority Employee Pleads Guilty

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A former Oregon Youth Authority parole and probation officer plead guilty to engaging in a sexual relationship with a teen whose parole she had had overseen. 35 year old Amanda Lea Haudenshild plead guilty to official misconduct and witness tampering. She was indicted back in August, Authorities say the 19-year old...
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Christmas Tree Permits on Sale

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Starting today… you can get permits to harvest a Christmas Tree in the Fremont Winema National Forest. You can pick up a permit at several different businesses, including The Bonanaza General Store, Sportsman’s Warehouse in Klamath Falls, or Kircher’s Hardware in Chiloquin. Permits are five bucks… you can buy up to five, and...
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Fender Benders Abound in Slick Conditions

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Slick roads are making for plenty of fender benders. Remember to take it slow, even if you have snow tires… and keep plenty of distance between you and the car in front of you. Several minor accidents were reported over night with cars sliding off the road and into ditches. If...
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Community Turns Out to Support Sheriff Skrah

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Some 200 Klamath County residents stopped by the fair grounds on Saturday… to show their support for embattles Sheriff Frank Skrah. The event was held to help raise money for Skrah as he fights charges for misconduct in office. At a press conference earlier this year… Skrah said he’s fought to reduce crime...
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Murrell Trial Scheduled for December

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The trial for a local pastor charged with sexual abuse is expected in court next month. 63-year old Larry Marshall Murrell was arrested in October… accused of forcing himself on a female church member earlier this year. Murrell was pastor of the House of All Nations Church on Vine Street, according to...
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Medford Moves Toward Banning Marijuana Grows

Medford, Ore.–  Growing marijuana may no longer be allowed in Medford if the city’s council members continue the process of banning grow operations. Medford’s city council gave first reading to a ban on recreational and medicinal growing operations in the city yesterday. According to the Mail Tribune… 6 council members voted for the ban… 2 voted against...
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Where is the AQ Zone in Klamath County?

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  We have a yellow wood burning advisory until at least noon Friday. That means no fire places or uncertified wood stoves can be used inside the Air Quality Zone, unless you have an exemption permit. Only certified wood stoves and pellet stoves can be used on yellow days.
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Ranching Group Encourages Business as Usual after Wolves Delisted

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Monday evening the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, in a 4-2 vote, decided to remove wolves from the state endangered species list. The question many are now posing is as follows: What in the world does a delisting mean?   Todd Nash, a rancher from Enterprise Oregon and wolf committee chair of...
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Three New Lawsuits Filed Against Klamath County, Officials

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  There are now 8 lawsuits pending against Klamath County and the Klamath County Sheriff’s office… as three more former inmates ask the courts to hear their case. The Herald and News is reporting that Christopher Lee Rarrick, Jesi Ray Lant, and Lance Allen Britton have filed the most recent complaints in Federal...
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