Hot Outside? Don’t Leave Dogs in the Car.

Klamath Falls, Ore.– On a sunny day in the Basin… outside temps around 70 degrees can turn the inside of your car into an oven in as little as 30 minutes. Gale McMahon with Klamath County animal control says for dogs… that can be dangerous… even deadly. “It gets critical when it starts reaching...
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Motorcycle Accident Victim ID’d

Klamath Falls, Ore.– We now know the name of the man who died in Sunday afternoon’s motorcycle accident near Keno. 55-year old James Richard Ahearn goes by Rick… was driving his motorcycle on Keno Worden Road, near the intersection with Overland Drive, when he lost control of the bike. Witnesses say Ahearn died at...
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Home Damaged by Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Red Cross is helping out after a family’s home was damaged by   fire yesterday afternoon. According to dispatch records, residents was first reported that there was smoke inside one half of a duplex on Bristol Court at about 2:37 yesterday. Klamath County Fire District One responded, the Fire Marshall...
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Museum, YMCA Offer Annual History Hike

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An eight-mile hike over the old Lake of the Woods Highway west of Klamath Falls will be offered May 16 by the Klamath County Museum and the YMCA of Klamath Falls. The ninth annual History Fitness Hike will take participants over the Doak Mountain ridge and into a secluded valley...
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Merrill Man Jailed on Kidnapping Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Merrill man is in jail, being held on 115-thousand dollars bond on kidnapping and domestic abuse charges.  Jail records show 19-year old Jose Manuel Lepe is charged with first degree kidnapping and domestic Abuse. Scanner traffic Sunday night indicated that a girl had been kidnapped in Malin. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies referred questions...
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Police Crack Down on Theft of Indian Artifacts

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested on Friday on four counts of possessing Indian artifacts. Jail records show that 46-year old Douglas Porter Cotellese is being held on 10-thousand dollars bond. Oregon State Police have been investigating several reported cases of Native American artifacts taken from areas in Klamath and Lake Counties that...
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Three Injured after High Speed Chase

Yreka, Calif.– The California Highway Patrol is investigating after a high speed chase ended in a wreck… injuring three teens. This all happened on Wednesday afternoon… when CHP saw an SUV driving recklessly on I-5 near Yreka. Troopers tried stopping the car, which was reported as stolen out of Washington… but the SUV high-tailed off...
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Listening Sessions This Week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Forestry officials have scheduled two listening sessions for this week in Lakeview and Klamath Falls, to get your input on the management of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Officials will let you know what the current plan looks like, then get your ideas and feedback. The first session is Monday, May 4th at the...
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USDA Considering GMO Taters

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The USDA is taking public comments as it considers a genetically modified potato that is blight resistant, and doesn’t get black bruises as easily. USDA officials say it also has lower sugar levels. Earlier this year the USDA approved a genetically modified apple that doesn’t turn brown after it’s cut.
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Fatal Wreck

Keno Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Keno man Sunday afternoon. The single-vehicle wreck happened at about 2:30 PM on Keno Worden Road, near the intersection with Overland Drive. According to witnesses, the man died at the scene. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies have not yet released the victim’s name. The...
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