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Eagle Point to have substitute teachers today

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A strike involving teachers at the Eagle Point School District has come to an impass after members of the school district and the teachers’ union were unable to come to an agreement over insurance and class size issues. That means 65 trained substitutes will take over today. More talks are...
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Local police still searching for robber

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls police are still looking for a robber who had a box cutter when he assaulted a man this week. An 18-year old victim was walking in downtown Wednesday when the robber put a box cutter to his throat and tried to rob him. It happened in the 300...
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Injured pedestrian still hospitalized

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The pedestrian who was hit by a bicyclist Tuesday on a bike path near Shasta Way is still in critical condition in Bend. 57-year old Ralph Watah of Klamath Falls was riding a bike and hit 66-year old Darwin Edwards when he tried to pass him, according to an Oregon...
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Taylor enters plea to sexual abuse charge

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Klamath Falls City Council member Gregory Alwin Taylor has entered a not guilty plea to one count of first-degree sexual abuse. Police say Taylor was visiting family in Corvallis in March when he was accused of fondling a boy under the age of six. The next court date for Taylor is...
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Douglas County Sheriff’s vehicle hit

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore.  – A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was struck by another car Wednesday morning after the officer driving was making a u-turn to pursue a speeder. Deputy Charles Mapes was patrolling northbound Highway 38 when he began to make the u-turn and was hit by 20-year-old Heather McDonald’s Honda. Oregon State Police...
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Man enters plea on sex abuse charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls man has entered a not guilty plea to a first degree sexual abuse charge. 25-year old Patrick Wayne Anderson was arrested Sunday in connection with an incident involving a relative under the age of 14. A pre-trial hearing has been set for May 15.
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Man faces drug charges after Troopers find 107 pounds of pot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 23-year-old Central Oregon man stopped by state police is in custody after troopers found about 107 pounds of marijuana in his SUV after a traffic stop on Highway 97 near Collier Memorial State Park. A news release from the Oregon State Patrol says the street value of the drugs...
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Tulelake council members give salaries back

TULELAKE, Calif. — Faced with an ongoing budget crisis, Tulelake City Council members have agreed to donate part of their monthly salaries back to the city. Each council member is paid $250 per month, and four of the five agreed to send $100 of that back to the city through December. Council member Ron...
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Snowflake Festival Committee takes suggestions for a theme

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Snowflake Festival Committee meets Thursday to hone in on a festival theme and grand marshal for the parade. They’ll take suggestions, and talk about budget and advertising. The meeting is at noon at Peace Memorial Churh on south Sixth next to the Grocery Outlet. The next meeting will be...
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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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