Klamath Falls Man Arrested for Rape

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A Klamath Falls man was arrested on Tuesday, charged with several counts of rape and sodomy after being accused of raping two girls. Klamath Falls Police say 32-year old James Walter Renfro sexually assaulted the girls… who were 12 and 14 years old… between April and August of last year. He pleaded not...
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No Charges For Officers Involved in Shooting with UCC Gunman

Roseburg, Ore.– There will be no charges filed against two police officer who fired shots at a man suspected of shooting and killing 9 people at Umpqua Community College last Thursday. Douglas County District Attorney Rick Wesenberg said the use of deadly force was justified. An autopsy showed that the gunman was hit by the officer’s...
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Dept. of Revenue Confirms Kicker Details

Salem, Ore.– A more than $402 million tax surplus was confirmed by the Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) last week, triggering a tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” for the 2014 tax year. The credit will be returned to taxpayers through a credit on their 2015 state personal income tax returns filed in 2016. There...
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Customer Exposes Himself to Clerk

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath Falls Police are asking for the community’s help tracking down a man who allegedly exposed himself to a clerk at the East Main Market. The man is described as a white male, with a beard and receding hairline. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Klamath...
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Murder Charges Dropped

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge says there isn’t enough time to do a thorough investigation in a recent murder case before the case would need to go to the grand jury… so they’re dropping murder charges for now. This is connected to last weekend’s shooting death of Kenneth Halston Wilkinson. Police...
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Chiloquin Horse Tests Positive for West Nile

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Public Health officials say a horse in Chiloquin tested positive for the West Nile Virus on September 17th. West Nile is a mosquito-born virus that can incubate in humans and animals for as long as two weeks before symptom start to appear. Those symptoms can include: Fever of 100...
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Douglas County Sheriff Revises Death, Injury Counts

Roseburg, Ore.– Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says he can now confirm that 10 people were killed in Thursday morning’s shooting at Umpqua Community College, and 7 were injured, three of them critically.  Authorities haven’t officially released a name… but several news agencies are reporting that the gunman was 26-year old Chris Harper Mercer… and school...
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13 Dead in Umpqua Community College Shooting

Roseburg, Ore.– Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum confirms 13 deaths in this morning’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. Details are still few as Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oregon State Police investigators assess the situation at the college in rural Roseburg. OSP did issue a press release confirming that there is “no...
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Recreational Pot is Now Legal to Buy, Depending on Where You Live

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  It’s official… you can now buy marijuana just for the heck of it in Oregon. Just not in Klamath County. Commissioners last week voted unanimously to ban the establishment of marijuana dispensaries in the county. An Klamath County couple is fighting for the right to open up a dispensary to commercially sell...
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Sex Crimes Under Investigation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Deputies with the Klamath County Sheriff’s office are investigating two separate sex crimes. A Klamath Falls man has been arrested for incest. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday took 37-year old Brian James Garman into custody on Sodomy, incest, and first degree criminal mistreatment charges. He’s being held on 120-thousand dollars bond. A...
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