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Occupy protesters are sentenced

SALEM, Ore. – Two men arrested after Occupy protests in Portland last November have received their sentences. 21-year old Emery Nicholas Luff and 21-year old William Maxwell Patterson of Klamath Falls were convicted in Marion County Court, and sentenced to probation and community service, as well as substance abuse treatment. A third defendant, 20-year...
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Lakeview man ordered to prison

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – A Lakeview man gets prison time on domestic assault and meth charges. 45-year old Shannon Brock was arrested last fall after the Lake County Sheriff’s office linked him to an instance where a woman wrapped in a blanket walked two blocks barefoot in the snow to get help after an assault....
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Area police watching for counterfeit bills

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Police in Douglas County are still looking for a man who tried to pass a fake $20 bill Monday and ran off once employees realized it was counterfeit. Police say it’s a symptom of a larger problem really, with growing numbers of fake bills circulating just in the past week. Douglas...
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Nearby counties show spikes in jobless rate

ALTURAS, Cal. – Modoc County lost farm jobs in January, and that led to a spike in the unemployment rate.. from 14.7 to 16 percent. Modoc County lost about 60 farm jobs between December and January. Government, transportation, and goods and services also saw drops. Siskiyou County saw its rate go from 17.4 percent...
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Not all irrigators will get water

Reclamation officials say only about a third of irrigators will get surface water from the Klamath Reclamation Project this year. That means those with “A contracts” in the Tulelake and Klamath irrigation districts will get the water. The official irrigation plans will be released early next month, but barring any huge weather changes, it’s...
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Public Safety Advisory Committee meets today

The Public Safety Advisory Committee meets today at Klamath City Hall. On the agenda, discussion of a letter from Klamath County Commissioners to the committee that outlines a plan to expand the Public Safety Advisory Committee as it continues to suggest ways to deal with funding law enforcement. They’ll also address funding law enforcement...
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Klamath Union hosts blood drive today

Klamath Union High School is hosting a blood drive today with the local Red Cross chapter. Anyone can stop by to donate between 9am and 2:30pm at 1300 Montclaire. March is Red Cross Month, and the Klamath Falls chapter has a different blood drive planned every day.
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Public forums coming up to meet finalists for KCC President

As Klamath Community College searches for a new president, the school will host two public forums to meet the finalists. The candidates, Dr. Jerome “Jerry” Migler and Dr. Roberto Gutierrez, will visit Klamath Falls Wednesday, March 21, and Friday, March 23, respectively. The public forums will begin on those dates at 5:00 p.m. in...
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Local school wins state award

Only three schools in the state get the honor. The Oregon Department of Education has announced the 2012 Oregon School Wellness Awards and those carry a $2,500 cash prize. Klamath Falls’ Bonanza won the award, along with a school in Ashland and another in Portland. The award recognizes a commitment to well-balanced nutrition and...
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Man acquitted of involuntary manslaughter

ALTURAS, Cal. – Craig Lafferty had been charged with shooting and killing 24-year-old Kevin Konz, of Cedarville, California last June in Lake City. But after a Modoc Superior Court jury deliberated for two and a half hours they concluded Lafferty was innocent of voluntary manslaughter. Konz had reportedly climbed more than 20 feet on...
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