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Lakeview-area traffic stop yields drug citations

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — A Monday traffic stop near Lakeview led to the citation of two people after over eight pounds of marijuana were discovered in an ice cooler in the back of their vehicle. 24-year-old Jonathan D. Kilby and 27-year-old Steven P. Rawling, both from Idaho, were cited for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of...
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Klamath Fourth of July celebration theme chosen

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce announced the theme for this year’s Independence Day Jamboree and Parade. “4th on the Farm” was chosen and now the chamber is accepting parade entries. The parade is scheduled for 5 p.m. down Main Street, after which a community celebration event will begin in Veteran’s...
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Wolf, OR-7, returns to southwest Klamath Co.

SALEM, Ore. — The wolf known as OR-7 is back in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced he returned from California Tuesday evening. ODFW says the wolf continues to search for a mate and was to the west of Highway 395. He moved from Oregon to California in...
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Two arrested for separate firearm charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A Klamath Falls woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of burglary and theft. 25-year-old Katherine Elizabeth Smith was charged with first-degree theft and burglary and bail was set at $15,000. On Wednesday, 31-year-old Andrew Myles Devos of Klamath Falls was charged with with felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful...
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County commissioners officially withdraw from KBRA

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Commissioners officially withdrew from the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement during their weekly meeting on Tuesday. The board had taken public comments on the topic in prior meetings before making the decision to withdraw. Earlier, the county commissioners expressed reservations about the impacts...
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Dalai Lama’s visit to Eugene continues to sell tickets

EUGENE, Ore. — In his first appearance in Eugene, the Dalai Lama will be seen by at least 3,000 more people.  It took only 25 minutes Monday for the University of Oregon to sell about 3,000 general public tickets to the Dalai Lama’s May 10 lecture at Matt Knight Arena. UO spokesman Phil Weiler...
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Wal-Mart receives bomb threat

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A bomb threat to the Klamath Falls Wal-Mart closed the store for almost two hours on Monday while authorities searched for explosives. None were found. Klamath Falls Police Sgt. Morrie Smith told the Herald and News the store was reopened just after 6 p.m. According to the report, eight police...
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Bill requires judges to consider military background

SALEM, Ore. — A bill has passed in the Oregon Senate allowing a judge to give a lesser sentence or choose to put a military service member in a treatment program rather than prison. The bill now moves to the House. The Oregon Senate unanimously passed the bill that would require courts to consider...
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Conservation groups ask to keep transmission lines off federal lands

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Conservation groups have asked federal departments to keep transmission lines off federal lands. The groups want the U.S. Department of Interior to revoke approval for the lines to cross federal land from a wind energy project on Steens Mountain. The Oregon Natural Desert Association and Audubon Society of Portland filed the...
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Jackson Co. rescinds most layoffs

MEDFORD, Ore. — After receiving notices that their jobs might be eliminated, employees in Jackson County may no longer need to worry. County officials say they are rescinding most and perhaps all of the layoff notices sent to Sheriff’s Department employees last month. The county and the bargaining unit representing sheriff’s employees were in...
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