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Local man arrested on rape charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls man is in jail following his arrest Monday on rape charges. 18-year-old Anthony Joe Gordon is in Klamath County Jail on charges of first- and third-degree rape and sodomy in the first- and third-degree. Gordon is being held on $150,000 bail. Another 18-year-old from Klamath Falls was...
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173rd Fighter Wing command officially changes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Col. Jeremy Baenen assumed command of the 173rd Fighter Wing on Sunday afternoon, replacing Col. Jeffrey Silver. Col. Baenen brings 10 years of active duty military experience to Kingsley Field. He’s been a member of the Oregon National Guard since 2002. The ceremony to transfer command including the passing of...
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Air stagnation advisory for Basin through Thursday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There is an air stagnation advisory for Klamath County through Noon on Thursday. The National Weather Service says the Air Quality Index on Saturday was in the unhealthy range for those with respiratory problems, the elderly and children. An air stagnation advisory is issued typically when there is no or...
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Names released: Highway 140 collision takes two lives

From OSP Press Release: Two people died and four others were injured Friday night in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 140W about eighteen miles east of Highway 62. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation and all names are released in this update. According to...
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KCSD finalizes bond proposal at $31 million

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County School District board finalized a bond levy request at their meeting Thursday night. In May, a total of $31 million will be sought from taxpayers. Over several weeks, the school district held public input sessions to solicit feedback on what should be included in the final proposal....
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I-5 crash takes Medford man’s life

GLENDALE, Ore. – A crash on Interstate 5 Thursday took the life of a 71-year-old Medford man. According to Oregon State Police, Bruce Merrill was driving his Freightliner commercial truck north when, for a reason still under investigation, he crossed over the southbound lanes and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene....
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Klamath Falls man violates parole

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 26-year-old Jacob Howard Nicolaas of Klamath Falls is in the Klamath County Jail after a parole violation. Nicolaas was originally arrested on fourth-degree felony assault and is now being held without bail. 35-year-old Jennifer Lynn Thompson of Klamath Falls was arrested Thursday on charges of first-degree theft, resisting arrest and...
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New South Valley Bank owner plans local contributions

SEATTLE, Wash. — Washington Federal says it will contribute to the Sanford Pediatric Clinic in Klamath Falls. Washington Federal chief executive Roy Whitehead said in a release the company looks forward to increasing support of the communities served by South Valley Bank and Trust, which Washington Federal purchased last October. Over $102,000 in contributions...
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Boulder rolls into area home’s living room

CHILOQUIN, Ore. – Next time you’re checking your Facebook, it might be wise to look out the window. Chiloquin-area resident Jeanine Wells Jeanine Wells described the boulder that crashed through her Chiloquin-area home Tuesday afternoon. The house is at the base of a steep incline off Highway 97. Wells says she screamed for her husband Corey...
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Locals arrested on theft charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 26-year-old Douglas Raymond Carter, Jr. was arrested Wednesday and lodged in Klamath County Jail on a charge of first-degree theft. His bail is set at $10,000. 47-year-old Charles Dean Heatley of Klamath Falls is charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated theft. After booking, he was released. In separate arrests,...
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