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Crash north of Klamath Falls kills one

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday afternoon’s fatal traffic collision involving a motorcycle and commercial truck on Highway 97 about one mile north of Klamath Falls. The crash resulted in the death of a female passenger and serious injuries to the motorcycle’s male operator. According to Sergeant Robert Fenner,...
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JELD-WEN names new executive vice president

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Scott Cottrill is the new Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of JELD-WEN, Inc. The company made the announcement Thursday and Cottrill is expected to start October 15. He spent 25 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Goodrich Corporation, the latter with which he was Vice President since 2005. Cottrill will...
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KFPD accepting unused drugs this Saturday

Klamath Falls Police will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday. The event runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., allowing residents to bring expired and unused medications anonymously to the police headquarters on Shasta Way. There is no charge and police encourage the public to bring any drugs they no longer take to...
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OSU Dairy Center sells cows

CORVALLIS, Ore. — In an attempt to make facility improvements to prevent a repeat a manure spill from earlier this year, the Dairy Center at Oregon State University has sold its milking cows. The center is reportedly facing budget pressure, as well, and has been part of reorganization this year. By selling the cows, the center...
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Fire burns attic on Oregon Ave. Wednesday morning

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Wednesday morning fire on Oregon Avenue started in the home’s attic. Klamath County Fire District No. 1 Fire Marshal Scott Rice, who says the occupants were okay. Rice says the estimated damage is around $45,000.
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Assault conviction leads to 70-month sentence

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 29-year-old Jacob Joseph Wonser will spend 70 months in prison following his conviction last Thursday, Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office announced. Wonser was convicted of second degree assault by a jury before he was sentenced. He had already been convicted of several assault and a theft and robbery...
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Kingsley squadron moves into new building

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There was a ceremony Tuesday to dedicate a new $6 million building at Kingsley Field. The new Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center will house members of the 173rd Security Forces Squardron, which just returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Col. Jeff Silver spoke to a crowd of over 50...
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Ashland police standoff

ASHLAND, Ore. — Following a seven-hour standoff, a man is in protective custody. Ashland police responded with a SWAT team following the man barricading himself inside a vacant home and making statements about the safety of others. The man was not identified, but was taken to a Medford medical center for evaluation following the police entering the home....
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Firefighters cleaning up Rogue River fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A smaller fire on the banks of the Rogue Rivers is now 80 percent contained. The containment estimate of the Grave Creek Fire came around 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning by a southwest Oregon fire organization. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that rafters were temporarily stopped from putting on...
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Klamath Co. unemployment falls in August

SALEM, Ore. — The August unemployment rate in Klamath County was unchanged from July and nearly a full percent lower than in August 2011. The most recent numbers from the Oregon Employment Department show Klamath County’s August unemployment rate was 11.7 percent. In Lake County, 13.2% are unemployed – the same as July and a...
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