Governor to visit Central Oregon

Bend, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown visits Bend and Redmond Wednesday, to talk about how communities can get ready for natural disasters like major wildfires and earthquakes. Fire experts encourage everyone to make sure you have at least 30 feet of defensible space around your home.  
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Man arrested following police chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Yakima, Washington man was arrested in Klamath Falls yesterday afternoon after he tried ditching cops in a short chase. Several police agencies helped in the pursuit, which ended near the Beihn Street bridge. 27-year old Justin Widenmeyer is charged with DUI and eluding police.  
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KID under investigation after ethics complaints

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Under investigation… the Klamath Irrigation District has the attention of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission after allegations of public meetings violations. KID board members filed an ethics complaint in May, accusing the board of discussing items during executive session that aren’t covered under the rules for executive sessions.
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Man sought in connection with cow shooting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for shooting of livestock in Klamath County. On Friday, July 8, 2016, a cow was shot on the 106 road near Camp Four in Klamath County. The incident was witnessed by Oregon...
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Cannabis Tracking System training scheduled in Bend

Salem, Ore.–  Businesses planning to use the state’s new Cannabis Tracking System can attend a training session in Bend on Thursday, July 14th. The 5-hour training session will follow the OLCC Marijuana Packaging and Labeling Workshop. For more information and to register, visit the Metrc website.
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Illegally-harvested mushrooms confiscated at Crater Lake

Crater Lake, Ore.– Rangers at Crater Lake National Park confiscated more than 200 pounds of morel mushrooms that had been harvested illegally over the fourth of July weekend. Oregon State Police, along with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, made contact with dozens of people who were suspected of illegally taking the fungi. The estimated market...
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More work for jury following Parkerson verdict

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The jury that found William Jack Parkerson guilty in the shooting and injuring of a Klamath County Deputy will be called back to the court room to decided whether he meets the criteria of a serious offender, before a judge decides how much jail time he gets. Parkerson was found guilty...
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Seth Cunningham 12-29-2015

Murder suspect wants confession tossed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man who confessed to murder is trying to have that confession thrown out… but a hearing to discuss the motion has been put off at least a few more weeks. 18-year old Seth James Cunningham is faces murder and other charges in the shooting death of 21-year old Aaron Dillon...
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Workers paved the Bonanza Schools track the week of June 27 to July 1. The Klamath County School District is replacing the track this summer. (Photo: Samantha Tipler)

Track replacement project nearing completion

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Work on replacing the track at Bonanza High School is expected to wrap up in the next couple of weeks. The old track was removed last month as part of the Klamath County School District’s three-year plan to replace athletic tracks at several schools. Mazama’s was replaced last year… Gilchrist’s is...
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Chiloquin man arrested on assault, vandalism charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Chiloquin man is expected in court this week to face assault, trespassing, vandalism, and weapons charges, after being accused of vandalizing a home in Chiloquin. 27-year old Jesse Wayne Red Sky Sampson was arrested Wednesday, after he allegedly threw rocks at people who live at home on South Third Street.
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