Unemployment Up in Lake County, Steady in Klamath

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s no change to unemployment in Klamath County for the month of April according to numbers from the Oregon Employment Department. Not such good news for Lake County, however, which went up to 10-point-2 percent. It was 9-point-9 percent in March. Harney County has the state’s highest unemployment rate at 11-point-1...
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Judge: Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Same sex marriage is now legal in Oregon… that after a federal judge overturned the gay marriage ban voters approved nearly ten years ago. Four couples filed a lawsuit claiming the ban was unconstitutional– the judge agreed, but without hearing arguments from organizations that supported keeping the ban in place. State...
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Highway 20

One Man Dies in Multi-Car Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Wet roads are being blamed on an accident at Santiam Summit yesterday afternoon that killed a Mount Angel man and injured several others. According to Oregon State Police… a car lost control on Highway 20, struck a guardrail and then went into the on-coming lane, hitting another car head-on. That car...
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Primary Ballots Due Tomorrow

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Tomorrow is election day in Oregon, with mailed-out ballots due back at county elections offices. As of yesterday, 29% of Klamath County and 34% of Lake County voters have returned their ballots.
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Oregon Avenue shooter justified in defending himself

Klamath Falls, Ore. - On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated to investigate a shooting in the 1700 block of Oregon Avenue.  The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office after thoroughly reviewing the Major Crime Team investigation determined that Samuel Elam was justified in his use of force to defend...
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Seatbelt Enforcement Set to Begin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Law enforcement agents in Oregon will be on high alert for the next two weeks– making sure you’re wearing a seatbelt. The two-weeks long Click it or Ticket campaign starts Monday. Oregon has the second-highest seatbelt use rate in the nation, with surveys showing 98 percent of Oregnians wear restraints while...
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Stuck Truck

Wayward Truck Shuts Down Highway 99 Thursday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Highway 66 about 5 miles west of Keno was shut down for several hours yesterday while crews worked to remove a overlength trailer that got stuck in a ditch. The trailer was attempting to negotiate a curve in the road when it went off the road and got stuck, blocking the...
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Planet Viewing Tonight in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Museum hosts a planet-gazing party tonight starting at 8:30. They’ll be set up on Vandenberg Road across from the Klamath County jail. Museum Manager Todd Kepple says this is a rare chance to see Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all in one night. Bring a telescope or binoculars...
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DA: Trailer Park Fire Likely Arson

Klamath Falls, Ore.– District Attorney Rob Patridge confirmed to the Herald and News that Wednesday’s fire at a trailer park on Hope Street is being investigated as arson. He said fire patterns aren’t consistent with the natural spread of a fire. At least 7 trailers were destroyed in the blaze, and at least three...
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Atchley Hearing Delayed until June

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Chiloquin man charged with several counts of burglary in connection with a crime spree that ended in a stand-off with police earlier this year, will be back in court in a couple of weeks. A hearing that was scheduled yesterday in the Cylise Atchley case was delayed until June 3rd.
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