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Basin teen arrested following Sunday shooting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There are new details regarding the shooting near Keno last weekend. 15-year-old Carson McDowell is accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Mason Tucker over the weekend at Tucker’s home. On Monday, NBC-2 reported that initial reports were the shooting was accidental, but Klamath County Deputy District Attorney Sharon Forester told...
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Election Day: Ballot Drop Sites

It is Election Day 2012 and ballots need to be received by 8 p.m. Tuesday night. There are three drop off locations in Klamath Falls open until 8 p.m. – the Klamath Basin Senior Center, the Oregon Tech Union Info Desk and the Klamath County Government Center. The Klamath County Clerk’s Office is also...
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Weekend Keno death under investigation

KENO, Ore. — Klamath County authorities are investigating a death near Keno. According to a report by NBC-2, police and medical crews responded to an apparent shooting at a home off Kann Springs Road shortly before noon Sunday. The TV station reports it is believed the victim is a 15-year-old boy, but police have...
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Supermarket Saturday donations up from a year ago

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Donations of food and money were up from a year ago at last weekend’s Supermarket Saturday. The Klamath and Lake Counties Food Bank says about 175,000 pounds of food were accumulated at the seven grocery stores participating in this year’s event. Link: See photos from the 92-5 KLAD Supermarket Saturday...
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Weekend reminders: Ballots and clock changes

A couple of reminders as we head into the weekend. Friday is the final chance for Oregon voters to turn in their ballots by mail. 44 percent of registered voters have turned in ballots. If you fail to get your ballot mailed, there are numerous drop boxes throughout Klamath County: All locations are open...
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Geothermal project receives grant

Two companies seeking to build a 10-megawatt geothermal plant have received a $1.75 million grant. The hope is to build the plant in the Lower Klamath Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a project that is estimated to cost $40 million. Entiv Organic Energy president Mike Noonan said in a release the project will also subsidize...
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OIT student post-grad earnings some of the best

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A new report on what college students earn in their first job shows favorably for the Oregon Institute of Technology. The PayScale College Salary Report says OIT ranks fourth in starting salaries in the Western United States. The average OIT graduate starts out making $54,600 per year, which ranks Oregon...
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Unlawful hunting sentence handed to two men

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two men were sentenced Tuesday in Klamath County Circuit Court following their convictions for unlawfully taking game. 28-year-old Trevor Redfox and 55-year-old Gaylor Hescock will serve 120 hours of community service and have lost their hunting licenses for two years. The two will also be monitored by the Southern Oregon...
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November is worst month for wildlife crashes

November is the most likely month for Oregon drivers to collide with wildlife. 142 drivers on average crash with deer or elk in November compared to 116 in October and 108 in August. A five-year Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife study documented 1,900 deer-vehicle crashes along a 100-mile stretch of Highway 97 and...
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Avoid phony tax calls and e-mails

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Revenue is warning taxpayers to beware of e-mail and telephone scams that use the agency’s name as a lure to obtain personal and financial information. Taxpayers have reported receiving phone calls from fraudsters posing as Department of Revenue tax collectors. The caller tells the person that they...
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