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Miss Klamath County in top three at Miss Oregon

SEASIDE, Ore. — Kayla Bowker was second runner-up in Saturday night’s Miss Oregon pageant. The reigning Miss Klamath County finished behind winner Rachel Berry from the Willamette Valley and Miss Three Rivers Nicole Mead. There were a total of 23 contestants in the 67th edition of the pageant.
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County Arrests: Man accused of rape and incest

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — 23-year-old Caleb Glenn Inscoe of Klamath Falls was arrested Saturday on charges including first-degree rape and incest. He was released from Klamath County Jail after posting ten percent of his $100,000 bail. Meanwhile, a 46-year-old Bonanza man is being held on the same amount of bail. Talloak Donald Jones was...
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Central Point hires first woman police chief

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Central Point police have a new chief – and she’s the first woman to hold the position. Kris Allison will now run the department after starting as a patrol officer. At age 39, Allison was sworn in Thursday at City Hall. She teaches as an adjunt professor at Southern...
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Timber payments continue

WASHINGTON — Timber payments have been a vital revenue stream for many Oregon counties including Klamath, and the end of them would have put a serious financial strain on budgets. But members of Congress have passed the one-year extension of the timber payments as part of a national transportation bill. Congress also authorized the...
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State Police start drunk driving crackdown

Oregon State Police troopers, county deputies and city police officers are stepping up enforcement efforts to catch drunk drivers of the Fourth of July holiday. Oregon is part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign through Sunday July 8. Oregon State police say the official holiday period starts 6 p.m., Tuesday. Suspected...
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City looks to fill vacancies

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — When Klamath Falls CIty Council member Greg Taylor resigned amid accusations of sexual misconduct, that created a vacancy on the council in Ward III. The council is accepting letters of interest now from those who live in Ward III and want to fill the vacancy. There is also a city...
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Apartments fined for failing to disclose lead paint

A news release from the Environmental Protection Agency shows two apartment complexes failed to warn residents about the possible presence of lead-based paint. The affected complexes are Cimarron Apartments, 1920 Arthur St., and Maverick Apartments, 220 N. Fourth St. The apartments have settled with the EPA and will pay a $24,600 fine.
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Pipeline debate continues

Debate continues over the pros and cons of a $1.8 billion gas pipeline that would run from Klamath County to Coos Bay. Developers say the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline would bring millions of dollars in taxes, plus jobs and other economic benefits. Those against it say the pipeline would have a negative impact...
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Council member files to run again

Incumbent Councilman Bud Hart has officially filed to run for Klamath Falls City Council, Ward 2. Hart was first elected to office in the late 1980s. The deadline to file is August 28, and anyone interested in applying should contact City Recorder Elisa Olson at 500 Klamath Avenue to get the filing forms.
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Klamath Idol contest starts tonight

For the last two years, the Oregon Institute of Technology has held a summer music series. The school brings bands to the Basin throughout June, July and August. With past years showing success, Thursday night kicks off the third season with the return of the Klamath Idol contest. That is OIT Student Activities Coordinator...
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