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Missing couple found

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office yesterday asked the public to keep an eye out for a missing man and woman thought to be near the Oregon-California border, and hours later the couple was found safe. 46-year old David Martin and 65-year old Georgie Short were traveling through Northern California when...
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Open enrollment doesn’t lead to sports eligibility

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – With the approval of open enrollment for the Klamath County School District, student athletes thinking of transferring should know current eligibility rules established by the Oregon School Activities Association require students to live in the attendance boundary where they participate. Students may be able to transfer in, but they may...
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ID released in fatal accident

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The California Highway Patrol has released the name of the man who died in a single vehicle rollover accident Friday night. Gilberto Montalvo died after he was ejected from the rear passenger seat. He was not wearing his seatbelt. 32-year old Jose Vite-Hernandez was driving, and was arrested for driving...
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Klamath Falls woman faces assault charge

Bail was set at $110,000 over the weekend for a local woman charged with assault. 35-year old Sheila Maria Kerekes was arrested early Sunday and charged with first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon and booked into the Klamath County Jail.
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Gas prices show no signs of lowering

Gas prices have climbed 25 cents on average since January 1, and experts say the $4 mark is coming. The national average could be around $4.25 by late April. Prices now in Klamath Falls average in the $3.60s.
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Price of stamps may go up again

The US Postal Service is proposing increasing the cost of a stamp to fifty cents to deal with its budget issues. A spokesperson for the post office says the cost would likely go up gradually during the next few years. The price of a stamp just increased a cent to forty-five cents last month,...
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Public Safety Advisory Committee looks at another fund swap

The Public Safety Advisory Committee has asked the Klamath Falls City Council and the Klamath County Board of Commissioners to direct the county to look into legalities of Road Taxing Districts voluntarily moving tax revenue from their accounts into a Public Safety District and having those funds replaced by County Road Funds. The Advisory...
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Public Safety committee urges local leaders to support state measure

The Public Safety Advisory Committee has asked the Klamath Falls City Council and the Klamath County Board of Commissioners to write a letter of support to Oregon lawmakers regarding the current talks about more funding for public safety. Lawmakers have a measure before them that would pull money from the Oregon State Lottery.
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Open enrollment approved at County School District

Students who want to attend a school in the Klamath County School District can do so. The board of directors approved a measure late last week that allows unrestricted student transfers into the district and from other county schools. If the Klamath Falls City Schools district also decides to allow open enrollment, students would...
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DUII leads to vehicular manslaughter charge

32-year old Jose Vite-Hernandez is facing a vehicular manslaughter charge after an accident Friday night killed his passenger. The Yreka office of the California Highway Patrol says the passenger was sitting in the backseat and was thrown from the vehicle. Troopers say the investigation determined Vite-Hernandez was under the influence of alcohol and he...
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