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One Injured in 140 Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a head on wreck between a pick-up and a semi that happened last night on 140 West. One person was taken to Sky Lakes with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident shut down 140 near mile market 68 for a couple of hours after the wreck happened...
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Fugitive Could Be Headed to Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s a fugitive on the loose… and cops think he might be headed through the Basin. Police say 26-year old Corbin Shakely has a history of violence… police were trying to take him into custody for a probation violation, according to a press release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, but...
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Missing Elderly Woman Found Alive

Yreka, Calif.– She’s 87-years old… and she survived nearly 5 days out in the elements. These situations almost never have a happy ending, but this one did, as searches found Theresa Glenn in thick brush yesterday morning. Glenn had gone missing Saturday afternoon while walking her dog near her home in McCloud in Siskiyou...
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Welcome Home, Troops!

The Oregon Army National Guard welcomed home approximately 175 Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including two troops from Klamath County, as they arrived in Redmond, Oregon, April 15, following their overseas deployment. The Soldiers of 1-82 Cavalry Squadron spent nearly a year performing security operations in Afghanistan. The...
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Arrest Made in Forest Arson

Yreka, Calif.– A Callahan man was arrested Monday night, charged with starting a fire near Camp Eden in the Klamath National Forest. 35-year old James William Wyatt is charged with one count of arson. The fire burned about 4.5 acres of trees and brush in Siskiyou County. Forestry officials say with the extreme drought conditions… any fire can...
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Animal Blamed for Power Outage

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A critter is being blamed for an outage that left thousands of Pacific Power customers in Midland and Klamath Falls without electricity Tuesday. The outage was first reported just before noon, with the Power Company saying an animal was responsible for knocking out power to more than 3,500 customers. Some folks didn’t...
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Group Continues Push for Jail Levy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– So far, the public safety action committee working to pass a proposed tax levy to help fund Klamath County’s jail has held several information sessions in advance of next month’s special election. Todd Kepple with that committee says they’ve had about a dozen folks coming to each of their information meetings to...
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Unemployment Dips Below National Average

Salem, Ore.– Oregon’s unemployment rate has dipped to 5.4%. The state’s employment department says that’s now below that national unemployment rate, and huge improvement over last year when 7.1 percent of Oregon workers were looking for jobs. Economists say there are probably two things at play… one— a mild winter, construction jobs trudged through...
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California Woman Missing

Klamath Falls, Ore. –The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is continuing a coordinated search for Ms. Theresa Glenn of Mccloud. She was last seen on April 11 at approximately 3:20 pm walking her dog, and was possibly seen in the Haul Road/Firenze Road area around 6:30pm. She was wearing blue sweater and tan pants. Search...
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High Speed and Foot Chase End in Arrest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 27-year old man was taken into custody in Klamath County Sunday afternoon after leading police on a high speed chase. The suspect was driving a blue Hyundai, and reportedly reached speeds of up to 90 miles an hour, narrowly missing other cars, and even driving on the wrong side of the road as...
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