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UPDATE: One Person Injured when Vehicle Runs Into Building

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The man who drove his truck into the Pick-it Fence Boutique on East Main Street told investigators he became distracted while driving down the road Saturday night. 37-year old Paul Abernathy veered to the left and hit a power pole before coming to rest in the front of the downtown business....
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Sheriff: Beware of Phone Scam

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s office is warning residents to be aware that they’ve received reports from several people saying they’ve been scammed. It comes through a phone call… from someone pretending to be an IRS agent. They’ll manipulate folks into getting a Green Dot Money pack and mail it. If you...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two men were arrested after a traffic stop yesterday. The Herald and News reports that a Klamath County Deputy noticed that the car had a license plate registration tab on the back that didn’t match the one on the front. When he stopped the vehicle, the driver consented to a search—...
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Two New Wildfires in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fire Crews in the Fremont-Winema National Forest have two new wildfires to deal with. Both fires broke out yesterday afternoon. The 100 acre Launch Fire is near 4-mile lake. The second is the Pumice Flat Fire in southern part of Crater Lake National Park. It was reported to be 25 acres...
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Keno Man Arrested after Police Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Keno man was arrested early Sunday morning after stealing a car and leading State Troopers on a short chase. Troopers deployed spike strips to stop the car. According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year old John James Norris faces several charges including burglary, DUII, and reckless endangerment.
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One Injured in Main Street Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One fire fighter was injured while working to put out a fire at a business on Main Street. The blaze broke out after 10 Sunday morning at a scratch and dent electronics business. The building sustained about 20-thousand dollars of damage according to a press release from Klamath County District One,...
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Woman Cited in Dog Dumping Case

The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office is investigating after Animal Control cited a woman for abandoning a dog out in remote area of Keno last week. Rob Patridge said 43-year old Kellee Adams has been cited for attempted animal abuse, animal neglect, and animal abandonment after her daughter reportedly posted on facebook that she...
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Now Hiring: Klamath Emergency Communications District

Klamath Falls, Ore.– In May the voters passed Measure 18-96 an operating levy for emergency dispatch services. The District would like to express its gratitude to the citizens of Klamath County for passing this measure and for the support of countless partner public safety agencies. These dollars will be used to enhance the service...
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One Person Injured when Vehicle Runs into Building

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One man was injured when his pick-up truck ran into a business on East Main Street Saturday evening.  Witnesses say the man driving the pick-up had just been released from the hospital, and still had bandages on his arm where an IV had been inserted. The man was taken to Sky...
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Oregon Man Arrested for Bribing State Trooper

Tillamook, Ore.– An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper arrested a 20-year old Milwaukie resident after he allegedly offered the trooper money to tear up a citation during a traffic stop Friday along Highway 101 in Tillamook County.  On July 25, 2014 at approximately 2:19 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer passenger car...
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