Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Weekend

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Mothers Day weekend has become synonymous with the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, when letter carriers from across the country collect food donations on their mail delivery routes. In Oregon, it’s a critical weekend for small-town food banks, like the Klamath Lake Counties Food Bank, since the food collected locally stays right...
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Alzheimer’s Preparation Class Offered

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association holds a class on legal and financial planning for Alzheimer’s disease. The class is Tuesday May 19th at the Community Lounge, but you need to call 1-800-272-3900 to register. For a complete list of classes being held in Oregon, go to
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Gas Prices Up Again

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon and California boast some of the highest gas prices in the nation! Average price for a gallon of regular is $2.94 in Oregon… up 15-cents compared to a week ago… it’s $3.71 in California… a 30-cent increase over last week. Gregg Loskoski with Gas Buddy-dot-com says we can expect to...
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Governor to Sign Expanded Background Check Law

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign new legislation expanding gun background checks in the state. The Oregon State House of Representatives passed a law yesterday the requires background checks even for private gun sales. The measure passed by a vote of 32-28. Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is one of 12...
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Hot Outside? Don’t Leave Dogs in the Car.

Klamath Falls, Ore.– On a sunny day in the Basin… outside temps around 70 degrees can turn the inside of your car into an oven in as little as 30 minutes. Gale McMahon with Klamath County animal control says for dogs… that can be dangerous… even deadly. “It gets critical when it starts reaching...
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Motorcycle Accident Victim ID’d

Klamath Falls, Ore.– We now know the name of the man who died in Sunday afternoon’s motorcycle accident near Keno. 55-year old James Richard Ahearn goes by Rick… was driving his motorcycle on Keno Worden Road, near the intersection with Overland Drive, when he lost control of the bike. Witnesses say Ahearn died at...
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Home Damaged by Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Red Cross is helping out after a family’s home was damaged by   fire yesterday afternoon. According to dispatch records, residents was first reported that there was smoke inside one half of a duplex on Bristol Court at about 2:37 yesterday. Klamath County Fire District One responded, the Fire Marshall...
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Museum, YMCA Offer Annual History Hike

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An eight-mile hike over the old Lake of the Woods Highway west of Klamath Falls will be offered May 16 by the Klamath County Museum and the YMCA of Klamath Falls. The ninth annual History Fitness Hike will take participants over the Doak Mountain ridge and into a secluded valley...
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Merrill Man Jailed on Kidnapping Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Merrill man is in jail, being held on 115-thousand dollars bond on kidnapping and domestic abuse charges.  Jail records show 19-year old Jose Manuel Lepe is charged with first degree kidnapping and domestic Abuse. Scanner traffic Sunday night indicated that a girl had been kidnapped in Malin. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies referred questions...
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Police Crack Down on Theft of Indian Artifacts

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested on Friday on four counts of possessing Indian artifacts. Jail records show that 46-year old Douglas Porter Cotellese is being held on 10-thousand dollars bond. Oregon State Police have been investigating several reported cases of Native American artifacts taken from areas in Klamath and Lake Counties that...
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