Father of burned Klamath Falls girl to sue hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. — After a Klamath Falls girl was burnt in a freak fire at a Portland hospital, the father of the girl plans to sue. The father of the 12-year-old girl who was burned at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has hired a lawyer to sue. Stephen Lane told The Oregonian his daughter Ireland Lane...
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Eastern Oregon seeks legislative leeway with grey wolves

SALEM, Ore. — Ranchers in eastern Oregon are hoping for more leeway when it comes to protecting livestock from grey wolves. Ranchers told a House committee Tuesday that it’s not enough to kill wolves caught in the act of attacking livestock. Environmentalists warned that wolf populations might dwindle if ranchers get more latitude to...
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Klamath Falls runner describes scene at Boston Marathon

BOSTON – The Associated Press reports explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday has left three people dead and more than 140 wounded as of Tuesday morning. On the marathon’s website, Nora Sellheim was the only Klamath Falls runner listed, crossing the finish at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time Monday. She estimates she...
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Report: A lot of dollars and time needed to restore Basin fish habitat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Federal biologists say it will take $135 million and 30 to 50 years to save two endangered species of sucker fish that figure in the water battles in the Klamath Basin. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a final recovery plan Monday for the Lost River and shortnose sucker. One...
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Oregon physician helps with wounded at Boston Marathon

BOSTON — After completing the Boston Marathon, an Oregon physician put on sweats and headed back to help treat the wounded following two explosions near the race’s finish line that killed at least three people. Paul Pearson of Florence had just finished the race and was walking back to a hotel with his wife...
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Updated: Person dies after vehicle collision on Alamont

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A 69-year-old Klamath Falls woman is dead after a traffic accident Friday near Altamont Drive and Anderson Way in Klamath Falls. Linda Wright was pronounced dead at Sky Lakes Medical Center after the vehicle she was driving ran a stop sign on Anderson Way and struck a car going south on...
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Major Crimes Team investigating following Klamath Falls death

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 911 call about a gunshot injury led authorities to discover a Klamath Falls man dead this weekend. Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge said in a release that police responded to the emergency call on Saturday and the Klamath County Major Crimes Team is now investigating the death of 47-year-old...
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Man who made bomb threats in Klamath, Lake Counties sentenced

CLEVELAND — A man from Ohio who made bomb threats to courthouses in multiple states, including those in Klamath and Lake Counties, has pleaded guilty in federal court. 39-year-old Lonny Bristow of Mansfield entered his plea Thursday, waived a standard pre-sentence report and was sentenced to 51 months in prison. Bristow was arrested in...
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Salt Creek Tunnel construction delays, closures resume

SALEM, Ore. – The Salt Creek Tunnel on Highway 58 will be closed Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting next week. It is a closure to continue construction that began last year. Outside of the overnight closures, there will be single lane traffic at other times, causing delays of up...
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SOU students donate money to restore Klamath Basin water

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon students are hoping to help fish by putting water back in a Klamath Basin creek through money donations. Student activist Shaun Franks said Tuesday that about $60,000 from student fees dedicated to special projects known as the Green Fund are going to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to lease water...
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