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Unemployment drops in Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath and Lake counties saw their first significant drop in unemployment in several months, and while the improvement is not dramatic, it is a hint at a sign of a recovery. In Klamath County, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 11 percent, down from the February mark of...
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Interview: Miss Klamath County & Miss City of Sunshine Pageant

On Saturday night at the Ross Ragland Theater, Lindsey Reed and Stephanie Matheson were crowned as 2013’s Miss Klamath County and Miss City of Sunshine.  After the pageant, Cory Edmondson had a chance to talk with the ladies. . .    
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Interview: K-Falls Runner shares her experience with the Boston Marathon Explosions

Nora Sellheim, a 26-year-old substitute teacher for the Klamath County School District, who finished the marathon a half hour before the explosions, is back home in the Klamath Basin. Sellheim shares her story. . .  
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Suspect in two-person shooting arraigned

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The man accused of shooting two people, including a man who died, has reportedly pleaded not guilty. According to NBC-2, 27-year-old Leland Thomas Nicholson Jr. was arraigned on Thursday. He is accused of shooting 28-year-old Terry Entriken, who later died, and shooting 36-year-old Vanessa Alexander in the face on Easter Sunday....
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Gun-control measures move to Ore. Senate floor

SALEM, Ore. — Four gun-control bills have been approved by an Oregon Senate committee. If fully passed, the bills would expand background checks and add new restrictions on carrying firearms. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bills on a 3 to 2 party-line vote on Thursday. The package now goes to the Senate floor. The...
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DA’s office says man died of accidental gun wound

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An investigation by the Klamath County Major Crimes Team has concluded that a Klamath Falls man died of an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound. 47-year-old Lee Roy Myers was found dead on Saturday after authorities responded to a 911 call about a gunshot injury. In a release Thursday by his office,...
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Salt Creek Tunnel delays underway

SALEM, Ore. — The Salt Creek Tunnel construction, which had its start delayed because of weather, started officially on Wednesday. During weekday, daylight hours there will be single lane traffic with crews and pilot cars directing traffic. Delays should be up to 20 minutes. Highway 58 will be closed entirely beginning at 8 p.m....
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Revenue committee moves tax revenue hike to House

SALEM, Ore. — Seeking more tax revenue from corporations and the wealthy, Oregon Democrats advanced their plan to raise more tax dollars from those two groups. The House Revenue committee passed the plan on Wednesday, sending it to the House floor. The plan proposes raising $275 million in additional revenue to balance the state...
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Klamath County Commissioners declare drought

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A spokesperson for Governor John Kitzhaber says the governor will formally declare a drought emergency after Klamath County Commissioners unanimously declared a drought on Tuesday. The action is the first step toward allowing the county to access aid for farmers and ranchers in what is shaping up to be a historically...
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Father of burned Klamath Falls girl to sue hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. — After a Klamath Falls girl was burnt in a freak fire at a Portland hospital, the father of the girl plans to sue. The father of the 12-year-old girl who was burned at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has hired a lawyer to sue. Stephen Lane told The Oregonian his daughter Ireland Lane...
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