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Man gets 18-month jail sentence for firearm charge

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 60-year-old man will spend the next 18 months behind bars following sentencing last week, according to the Klamath County District Attorney’s office. Russell Ray Moore received the 18-month jail sentence because of a Felon in Possession of a Firearm charge in August. Moore’s recent arrest and sentence follows a...
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‘Most Wanted’ sex offender arrested in Klamath County

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A sex offender wanted on 22 sex crimes counts in Arizona was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a campground near Klamath Falls. 65-year-old Eric George McNeill was taken into custody in an effort by U.S. Marshals, Oregon State Police and the Klamath Falls Police Department. His case was profiled on America’s...
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Barry Point Fire Tour: The Future

This week, Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson joined about 50 others on a tour of the area scorched by last month’s Barry Point Fire. In his continuing review of the fire’s damage, Cory discusses the future of the forest affected by the fire. The smoke from the Barry Point fire is thinning out, but some...
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OSP headquarters closed by suspicious package

SALEM, Ore. — A suspicious package sent by U.S. mail forced an evacuation of the Oregon State Police General Headquarters in Salem Thursday afternoon. Authorities also closed Capitol Street while the evacuation took place. About 600 people are employed there and the building reopened after 4 p.m.
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Bill could lead to university leadership independence

A vote next month could determine the leadership fate of Oregon University System institutions. Sen. Mark Hass of Beaverton says a Special Committee on University Governance has taken too long determining how independent governing boards would operate and asked for a final draft of legislation to be ready for approval by early October. An...
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Barry Point Fire Tour: Initial Response

This week, Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson joined about 50 others on a tour of the area scorched by last month’s Barry Point Fire. In his continuing review of the fire’s damage, Cory discusses the initial response to the blaze. In the first weekend in August, a lightning storm sparked a fire in Lake county....
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USDA holds meeting on Hispanic, women discrimination claims

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture held a meeting Wednesday at the Oregon Institute of Technology to inform about a new claims process. The USDA’s Vicki Walker was on-hand to answer procedural questions from potential claimants like Gail Lennon of Lookout, Calif. Her reason for attending was: Lennon and her husband were...
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Community Public Safety meeting Thursday

The Community Public Safety Advisory Committee meets Thursday afternoon at Klamath Falls City Hall. On the agenda, the committee will discuss their October through December work plan as well as reviewing the progress of their work groups including fire and ambulance and law enforcement. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. and is scheduled for...
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Woman in Summit Lake drowning identified

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police have released the name of the drowning victim from a Monday incident at Summit Lake. 21-year-old Charlene Ho of San Francisco, Calif. was found face down in the water by her friends after they returned from a swim to a nearby island. Ho was not able to...
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Poor snow pack contributed to Barry Point fire

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — More information is being released about the after effects of the Barry Point fire that burned through Lake County and California’s Modoc County after starting August 6 by lightning. About 93,000 torched acres and a month later, crews contained the wildfire. Forest Supervisor Fred Way says the area was in the state’s...
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