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Gov. Brown calls Calif. special session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After years of deficits, California is on the rebound. In his State of the State address Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown said California is back, has a balanced budget, and is on the move. Brown said one of the challenges would be implementing the federal Affordable Care Act, which he’s called a...
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Tools used to extract woman from car in Crook County

PRINEVILLE, Ore. — A fire and rescue unit used extraction tools to help a 51-year-old Madras woman out of her car following a crash Sunday night. The incident occurred after the rear right wheel came off the woman’s car. The Crook County sheriff’s office says the tools were used to free the woman from...
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La Pine death leads to man’s arrest

LA PINE, Ore. — Central Oregon authorities have arrested a La Pine man on a murder charge after his wife’s body was found on the couple’s back porch. Neither the husband’s nor his wife’s name have been released. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the man Monday morning after he called police to report his wife died...
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Traffic stop leads to arrest of two

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a traffic stop Friday that led to the arrest of two people. 22-year-old Douglas James White and Tyler Hurst Burke, whose age was not released, were lodged in Klamath County Jail, both charged with a probation violation. Burke was also charged with possession of an...
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Medford man loses gold mine court case

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man, who was trying to act as his own attorney in a case regarding a gold mine claim on federal land, has been recommended to stop working the case and the claim by a federal magistrate. Donald Bean of Gold Hill began working the claim on federal land outside...
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Landlord-tenant argument leads to assault charges

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – Two La Pine men were arrested Wednesday after an alleged assault. According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office 19-year-old Dillan Reed Smith and 18-year-old Joshua Dakota Anderson were arrested and lodged in the Klamath County Jail on Assault charges. The assault allegedly followed an argument over a landlord-tenant issue. The male...
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Teacher accused of sex abuse starts trial

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The trial has started in a case involving a Klamath County School teacher charged with sexual abuse. 51-year-old Rick Lynn Hollenbeak is accused of molesting a 14-year-old female relative between 2005 and 2008. NBC-2 reports Klamath County District Attorney Sharon Forster said the Hollenbeak allegedly put his hand down the...
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Klamath residents warned of phone scam

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about an ongoing phone scam. According to a release, callers representing the Publishers Clearing House tell the victim they have won $1.5 million and in order to receive the prize, they’re instructed to purchase a $499 Green Dot Money Pack and call...
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Driver crosses parking lot into South Sixth gas station

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An incident on South Sixth Street Wednesday morning caused damage to a gas station after a car that crossed a neighboring business’ parking lot collided with a gas pump. Klamath County Sheriff’s Sgt. Darren Frank Williams crashed into the gas station after crossing curbs between the businesses. A witness described...
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Juvenile cited for killing protected bird near Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 16-year-old boy has been cited for killing a protected bird. An Oregon State Police wildlife trooper cited the boy for killing a protected red-tailed hawk. A landowner reported that two juveniles had been involved in a hawk shooting on his property. The dead bird was located and a trooper...
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