Over 250 kids in Klamath Falls get letter requiring Pertussis shot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — More than 250 students in Klamath Falls received letters saying they are required to get a vaccination that protects them from pertussis, also known as whooping cough. To keep the illness from the community, Klamath County Public Health is calling for a special Exclusion Day for students, and to encourage...
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Highway 39 closed on Saturday after vehicle crashes into power pole

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police Department says a crash on Highway 39 this weekend near Klamath Falls caused a major closure after a vehicle driven by a woman from Malin slammed into a power pole. Oregon State Police officers cited the driver following Saturday’s night non-injury accident for failing to maintain a...
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Supermarket Saturday raises over $13,000 for the Klamath Falls Food Bank

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls food bank held their annual fundraiser at Fred Meyer on Saturday. The food bank, with the help of Basin Mediactive, local businesses, and a cash machine outside of the the store help to raise over $13,000 on Supermarket Saturday this year. Officials say they’re seeing more need than...
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Foster Farms Samonella outbreak continues to grow

FRESNO, Ca. — The Salmonella outbreak traced to Foster Farms chicken continues to grow. 360 people in 21 states have reported that they’ve become ill from the chicken. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the new figures, which means that the outbreak is still ongoing, with 22 new cases reported since October...
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Fireball seen in the Pacific Northwest sky

PACIFIC NORTHWEST — Several people in the North West reported seeing a flaming fireball that was traveling east to west in the sky over Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana on yesterday morning. The fireball shot through the sky around 6am, and was reportedly brighter than a full moon. The American Meteor Society’s website received...
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150,000 Oregonians enrolled in individual health care plans may see plans cancelled

SALEM, Ore. — Officials say about 150,000 Oregonians enrolled in individual health care plans are going to see their plans cancelled by the end of the year because the plans don’t provide the minimum level of coverage required under the new health care law. Those facing cancellations could see a break in coverage if...
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Record set for groups lost at the same time on Mt. McLoughlin

MOUNT MCLOUGHLIN, Ore. — The amount of hikers rescued on Mount McLoughlin has set a record for rescue crews there. The three seperate hiking parties were lost at the same time, the first time that’s ever happened on the mountain. The cause was believed to be a section of trail that looks like the...
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Klamath Falls Chamber of Commerce backs bond for KCC

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce will back a $9.85 million bond that will fund improvments at Klamath Community College. Voters will decide on the November 5th ballot on whether to approve the bond that will pay for new buildings and more programs. Bond funds, Oregon and KCC would all...
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Studded tires are legal in Oregon on Friday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Studded tire season kicks off this week, and ODOT would like you to consider alternatives. Studded tires are legal starting this Friday through March 31st, but because studded tires damage Oregon highways, so ODOT wants drivers to consider other options like chains or non-studded traction tires. Studded tires cause over...
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Officers out in force looking for impaired drivers this Halloween

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Plan on partying on Halloween, make sure you have a designated driver. Oregon State Police and county and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force this Halloween looking for unsafe and impaired driving on our roadways. Two people were killed last year on Halloween night in Oregon, and...
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