Gas prices drop

HEATHROW, Fla. – Each time you drive by a gas station now you may be noticing the prices have come down another penny or two. The national average is down 15 cents in the past two weeks to $3.48 now. Klamath Falls is still above that, with most prices in the low $3.60s, according to...
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Developers interested in vacant Klamath Falls center

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The vacant Gottschalks Building may not be vacant much longer. The Klamath County Economic Development Association confirms there are several interested developers who could purchase the Klamath Falls Town Center and a new business could take over Gottschalks. The Herald and News reports the city of Klamath Falls is keeping...
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Fatal accident victim identified

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State police have identified the man who died Thursday in a traffic accident on Highway 97. 56-year old Gerald Leroy Day of Chiloquin was driving a pickup Thursday morning when it crossed through the northbound land and hit a concrete barrier. Police are still investigating whether a medical condition...
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Man sentenced after domestic violence incident

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Mark Douglas McQueen has been convicted of attempted murder and second degree assault, related to a March domestic violence incident. District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office says the victim suffered several injuries to the head and face, including a broken jaw. Prosecutors said the victim was afraid to confront McQueen in...
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Kinetic Challenge races Saturday

Story by Cory Edmondson Even the Grinch will enjoy the Klamath Kinetic Challenge. This year’s is the eighth edition of the challenge and it has a Dr. Seuss theme. Supreme organizer Dawn Jennings says human-powered vehicles and sculptures will be tested on an all-terrain course. Other than awards given to winners in the race,...
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Injured hiker airlifted and in hospital

PRINEVILLE, Ore. — A hiker is in the hospital after breaking her leg. 48-year-old Julie Packard was hiking in Central Oregon when she fell and broke her leg. Crook County sheriff’s Sgt. James Savage says deputies as well as county search and rescue teams responded Thursday to a report that she was injured about...
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Man dies in Highway 97 accident

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 56-year old-man died Thursday morning in a traffic accident on Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls. State police say a 1978 pickup was headed south near milepost 270 when it veered across the road and hit a concrete barrier. The man died at the scene. Troopers are investigating whether...
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Crews to fix Chiloquin railroad tracks

Drivers in Chiloquin Monday may find traffic delays. The railroad crossing at the main entrance to Chiloquin from the west, will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. so crews can work on repairing the railroad tracks. A detour will be set up north of Chiloquin off...
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DA releases recent sentences

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — 29-year old Jedadya Tamrin River Gerguson was sentenced this week to the maximum, after being found guilty in May of intentionally burning an infant. District Attorney Ed Caleb says in a news release, Gerguson will spend 20 years behind bars. The case involved the 10-month old son of his fiance...
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Local woman wants to name an unnamed section of highway

Klamath County resident Karen Poole suggested an unnamed mountain pass along Highway 140 have a name, and that will be officially considered at an upcoming meeting. The suggestion for the section of roadway is High Lakes Pass. The Oregon Geographic Names Board will consider the proposal at a meeting on June 23 in Burns.
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