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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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Military members start random drug testing today

WASHINGTON, DC – Starting today, military members will be randomly tested for prescription drugs that the Pentagon says pose a health and safety threat to troops. Military members will be randomly testerd for prescription drugs like Xanax and Vicodin in an effort to curb addictions. Military members in every branch are being told to...
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New Animal Shelter ready to open its doors

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The new Klamath County Animal Shelter opens tomorrow. Animals are being moved in today, transferred in from the old shelter on Miller Island Road. The new facility has been in the works since 2005, and offers 18,000 square feet of space for the animals at 4240 Washburn Way. The new...
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Miss Klamath County crowned

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Kayla Bowker was crowned Miss Klamath County Saturday night at the 2012 Miss Klamath County-Miss City of Sunshine Scholarship Pageant. Allison Cook was crowned Miss City of Sunshine.   2012 Miss Klamath County-Miss City of SunshineScholarship Pageant Results & Awards Kayla BowkerMiss Klamath County Allison CookMiss City of SunshineAcademic Excellence...
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Trout Derby has 28.5 inch winner

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At the 5th annual Trophy Trout Fishing Derby over the weekend, the winning fish was a 28.5 inch Redband Trout. The catch was hauled in by Brian Tecumseh early Saturday morning between Bear Island and Eagle Ridge. About 240 fishermen took part in the derby on Upper Klamath Lake.
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Alturas woman pleads guilty to shooting father, burning body

ALTURAS, Cal. – 21-year old Rochelle Cooley of Alturas awaits sentencing in the shooting death of her father. Cooley pleaded guilty to killing 52-year old Timothy Cooley and then burning his body in 2011. She claims he tried to rape her several months prior to the shooting, and insists her former boyfriend was the...
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ALA says local air is among Oregon’s unhealthiest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County still gets an F for air quality. A new report from the American Lung Association grades counties across the country on air pollution levels, and Klamath is one of four counties in Oregon to get the failing grade. The others were Jackson, Lake, and Lane. The American Lung...
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Oregon Institute of Technology softball team is robbed

The OIT softball team played in Portland Saturday, and while they were there the team’s vans were broken into, and more than $6,000 worth of items were stolen. That includes ipods, laptops, IDs and credit cards. So far there are no suspects. School officials at OIT are working with students on what to do...
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