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Commissioners approve funds for schools

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Commissioners Wednesday morning approved $2 million for Klamath County School District and $1.5 million for Klamath Falls City Schools in a meeting at the Government Center. The money will come from the Secure Rural Schools fund, known commonly as the road fund. Both Klamath Falls City Schools...
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Several in Klamath Falls receive prison sentences

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — District Attorney Edwin Caleb’s office says new prison sentences were handed down this week. Daniel Salazar was sentenced to 70 months in prison for violating his probation on Domestic Violence charges. 21-year old Matthew Xavier Kara gets 90 months in prison for an assault that caused serious physical injury to...
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Advanced tickets on sale for the fair in Tulelake

TULELAKE, Calif. — As the Tulelake Butte Valley Fair approaches, presale tickets are on sale at a discounted rate. They’ll also have a “Keeping The Dream Alive” benefit dinner on Saturday, June 30 at 6 p.m. California fairs lost 100 percent of its funding last year due to the state budget crisis and the...
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Local gas prices stay above the national average

HEATHROW, Fla. – AAA says the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline now is $3.76. Some of the highest prices in the country continue to be found on the west coast, with the average in Northern California at $4.20, but that’s down three cents from a week ago. In Yreka the average...
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Pedestrian seriously hurt after being hit on bike path

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police are investigating a bicycle versus pedestrian accident that happened yesterday afternoon on the bike path in Klamath Falls near Shasta Way. Troopers say 57-year old Ralph Watah tried to pass the pedestrian, 66-year old Darwin Edwards, and the two collided. Edwards was taken by ambulance to Sky...
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Woman released from hospital after pedestrian accident

BEND, Ore. — The woman who was hit by a bus April 25 as she crossed a street in downtown Klamath Falls is out of the hospital. She had been receiving treatment at a hospital in Bend. The Basin Transit Service driver was cited in the accident.
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Modoc authorities still searching for missing man

ALTURAS, Calif. — The Modoc County Sheriff’s office says it’s still searching for a man reported missing in March. 36-year old Dewey Dink McGarva’s vehicle was found abandoned on County Road 1 just north of Cedarville, Calif. He’s described in a press release as Native American, about 5-11 and 175 pounds, with a tattoo...
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Military members to be honored in Siskiyou County

YREKA, Calif. — Siskiyou County Armed Forces day is coming up May 19, and military veterans will have the spotlight at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Anyone in southern Oregon or northern California is encouraged to attend, and veterans and their families in the Tulelake Basin and Butte Valley areas are encouraged to participate.
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Escaped psychiatric patient found

TULELAKE, Calif. — A missing 40-year old psychiatric patient from the Oregon State Hospital has been found. Martie K Mitchell was found hiding in a home last night around 7:30 p.m. when she was taken into custody near Tulelake. Authorities thought she might be on her way back to Klamath Falls because she still...
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Lake County deputy honored today after more than a century

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Public Safety Academy Tuesday is holding the 2012 Police Memorial Ceremony to honor fallen officers. Among those, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Samuel J. Lewis, who died March 11, 1882. The details of the gunfight were only recently discovered, and he’ll be honored today along with two others lost...
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