Lost woman rescued

Sandra Miliana-Ramos, of Chemult was with a group of family and friends Friday who were picking pine cones and she left the main group to meet up with another. She didn’t show up, which led to a three-hour search along Forest Service Road 70. Concerns were heightened because Miliana-Ramos is six months pregnant. Rescuers...
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Klamath Falls man injured in cellphone-related wreck

REDMOND, Ore. — A ringing cellphone is believed to have created a distraction that was a factor in a serious injury traffic crash north of Redmond Friday evening involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle. Oregon State Police investigated the crash and cited the vehicle’s driver. According to Sergeant Keith Taylor at approximately 7:55...
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Commencement ceremonies this weekend for KCC, OIT

Friday evening, Klamath Community College will host its commencement ceremony. KCC spokesman Ryan Brown says it’s a record breaking year. Brown says the college is very excited to have Automotive Service Excellence’s Walt Commons as the keynote speaker. Traditionally, KCC holds its graduation indoors. Just in the last few years, graduation sizes have increased...
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Taylor lawyers want more time

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Lawyers for 60-year-old Gregory Taylor have asked for more time in the first-degree sex-abuse case. Taylor is a Klamath Falls City Council member who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and he’ll have at least one more hearing before a fall trial.
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Whooping cough cases increase

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Health officials across the country are warning that whooping cough cases are up. Oregon joins a number of states with increased cases of pertussis, also known as the highly contagious whooping cough. There have been no reported cases so far this year in Klamath County, but vaccinations are still encouraged....
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Man faces drug charges after 57 pound pot bust

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Chico, Calif. man was arrested to state police this week after a traffic stop on Highway 97 north of here. Troopers say 57 pounds of marijuana was found concealed in a rented car with Ohio plates. 24-year-old William Ian Anderson was arrested and he’ll be in court in Klamath...
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Hikers can borrow GPS from the Sheriff’s Office

If you have plans to hike this summer, know you can borrow a GPS locator from the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. Beginning Monday, the SPOT GPS Personal Satellite Tracker and Locator Beacons will be available at the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. With those, you can let rescuers know you need help, and you can...
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Prisoners Hands in Cell Bars

Tour program forms for Detention Center

A new program is forming aimed at helping youth stay out of trouble. Tours of the juvenile detention center have been offered before, but there has been no official program until now. A one-hour tour of the detention center now will cost $20, and Klamath County hopes it will be a crime preventative.
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City to discuss state loan for wastewater improvements

The Klamath Falls City Council on Monday night will discuss entering into a Clean Water State revolving fund loan agreement with the state of Oregon that would fund wastewater treatment facility improvements. The loan agreement would be $7.1 million. The city council meeting will be at 7 p.m. at City Council Chambers.
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Oregon man contracts the plague

BEND, Ore. — A Central Oregon man has the plague, and he’s in a hospital here in critical condition. Health officials say the man contracted the extremely rare disease after being bitten by a stray cat. Doctors say the disease is treatable if caught early. Two people have died from the plague in Oregon,...
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