Two Idaho residents died in a single-vehicle wreck in Harney County. Photo: Oregon State Police

Two Dead in Harney County Wreck

Burns, Ore.–  Two Idaho residents died in a wreck in Harney County. Oregon State Police say the accident happened Thursday night… after an SUV that has been reported as speeding without its headlights on crashed on Highway 20 west of Burns. 22-year old Caleb Lynn and 42-year old Danielle Shea were not wearing seatbelts...
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Klamath County Petition Seeks to Overturn Commissioners’ Vote

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  There’s a new petition circulating in Klamath County… this one asking voters to put a county-wide referendum on next year’s ballot… overturning County Commissioner’s decision to ban pot dispensaries. Ilo and Melissa Ferroggiaro are also asking voters to sign a petition in an effort to recall commissioner Tom Mallams for what...
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Klamath Falls Man Shot, Killed Saturday

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A Klamath Falls man died Saturday after being shot and killed at a home on Johnson Street. Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge says 42-year old Kenneth Halston Wilkinson died from a gunshot wound. 60-year old Kim Johnson Noud was charged with his murder yesterday afternoon. She’s being held without bail...
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Wanted: Arnold Lawrence Vargas

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls Police are asking for the community’s help finding 39-year old Arnold Lawrence Vargas. Investigators say Vargas is wanted for questioning in connection with a sex crime that was committed against a juvenile. Police believe he may still be in the Klamath Falls area. If you know where he might...
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Two Men Arrested on Rape, Kidnapping Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two men are in custody in Lake County, charged with kidnapping and rape after two teenaged girls who claimed they were taken from a Redmond parking lot at gunpoint.  Surveillance video shows a silver SUV stopping at the girls’ car Wednesday night, when their vehicle wouldn’t start, offering to let the teens sit in...
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One Arrested After Burglary Interrupted

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Police in Klamath Falls are looking for a person who fled the scene of a home burglary last night. Police say they were called on a home on High Street when they got a call about a family that got home to find at least two people inside who didn’t belong...
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One Injured in Highway 39 Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Two people were injured in an accident that shut down a section of Highway 39 Wednesday. The accident happened at around noon when witnesses say a black Volkswagon Bug rear-ended a JW Kerns work truck right in front of the business. Emergency crews had to work to get a female driver...
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Guilty Plea in Animal Sex Abuse, Attempted Murder Case

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A man arrested on sex assault and attempted murder charges has pleaded guilty in Klamath County Court. 34-year old Jeremy Santangelo was charged with attempted murder for poisoning a woman’s food and drink in an effort to kill her so he could collect on her insurance. Court documents do not specify...
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Klamath County Bans Marijuana Dispensaries

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners have given the big thumbs down to allowing the commercial sale of marijuana in the county. The vote was unanimous at Tuesday’s meeting, despite testimony from residents, the majority of whom asked to commissioners to allow dispensaries in the county so that those who don’t want to grow...
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Western States Avoid Restrictions on Environment Through Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts

An unprecedented, landscape-scale conservation effort across the western United States has significantly reduced threats to the greater sage-grouse across 90 percent of the species’ breeding habitat and enabled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to conclude that the charismatic rangeland bird does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This collaborative,...
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