Deputy to be honored 130 years later

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon law enforcement will honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty next week in Salem. The ceremony May 8 will honor Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Samuel J. Lewis. It was only recenly discovered that in March 1882, Deputy Lewis was guarding a prisoner in the Klamath Falls...
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If elections are close, there will be a recount

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The May 15 primary is expected to be a close one. It’s a crowded field with 18 candidates aiming for four local offices, so this week Klamath County Clerk Linda Smith emailed the proper people this week to tell them to be prepared for a recount. Klamath County Sheriff has...
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Charges pending for man accused in Crescent Lake standoff

KLAMATH COUNTY — 26-year old Melody Mickel works at Rite Aid, and was kidnapped in the parking lot earlier this week. 28-year old Alberto Martinez then held Mickel hostage at a cabin at Crescent Lake, and that led to a standoff with the Oregon State police SWAT team. Martinez has been receiving medical treatment...
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Tulelake faces budget issues

TULELAKE, Calif. — The Tulelake city council this week talked about ways to close a $130,000 budget gap. Ideas include reducing pay to council members, and shutting off water and sewer service to customers with unpaid bills. Two full-time jobs could also be eliminated. Nothing has been finalized yet.
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Mazama High School hit by vandals

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Investigators are asking for help solving a vandalism case at Mazama High School. Vandals hit the school over the weekend and caused at least a thousand dollars worth of damage to an air conditioning unit, as well as electrical equipment, storage sheds and exhaust fans. Anyone with tips should call...
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Klamath Tribes to receive grant money

WASHINGTON — Money is coming to the Klamath Tribes. A $500,000 grant will help build a preschool education center. A news release from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says 88 families could be served by the 1,600-square foot center. Funds are part of the Indian Community Development Block Grant program.
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KCC agrees to terms with new President

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Community College and new president Roberto Gutierrez have agreed on a contract. Gutierrez will be paid $155,000 annually. As soon as the deal is signed, it will be released publicly. Outgoing President Gerald Hamilton’s retirement becomes effective June 30, and Gutierrez is expected to start about three weeks before...
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Hostage situation ends with shooting of the suspect

KLAMATH COUNTY — The Klamath County Major Crimes Team will investigate yesterday’s hostage situation and officer-involved shooting, along with Oregon State police. The standoff at Crescent Lake ended with the suspect being shot, and he’s recovering from a non life-threatening injury. The woman inside the cabin was not hurt. The standoff lasted much of...
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Updated: Crescent Lake hostage situation

Updated – May 1, 2012 at 8:22 p.m. A suspect sought in connection with a Umatilla County missing person case received a non-life threatening gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon when he was shot by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper assigned to the SWAT team during a standoff at a remote Crescent Lake-area cabin in...
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Gas prices drop

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Triple A reports the average price of a gallon of gas in Oregon has fallen three cents in the past week to $4.02. The price has fallen eight cents in the past month. Several spots in Klamath Falls are at $4.01.
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