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Man acquitted of involuntary manslaughter

ALTURAS, Cal. – Craig Lafferty had been charged with shooting and killing 24-year-old Kevin Konz, of Cedarville, California last June in Lake City. But after a Modoc Superior Court jury deliberated for two and a half hours they concluded Lafferty was innocent of voluntary manslaughter. Konz had reportedly climbed more than 20 feet on...
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Jail levy officially off the ballot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Commissioners voted yesterday to take the jail levy off the May ballot. Property taxes would have been raised to pay for the jail if that had passed, but it’s not necessary since the legislature enacted a bill allowing Klamath and other counties to use money normally restricted to...
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New snow helps, but Crater Lake still below average

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK – The usual number of inches of snow on the ground this week at Crater Lake National Park is 117, and despite all of the new snow recently the number is still in the 90′s. Another 10-15 inches has come down in the past two days, but that just puts...
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Klamath Basin to be featured on TV travel show

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. – A travel show in the San Francisco Bay area will feature the Klamath Basin on a May episode. It’s called “Eye on the Bay” and reaches about two million viewers there. The TV crew was here last week, hosted by the tourism agency Discover Klamath. The show will focus on...
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Officials narrow down the cause of Sunday fire

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Fire officials say it was probably combustible material too close to a heat source that cause a fire Sunday. The blaze damaged one vehicle and destroyed two carports on Arthur Street. Officials with Klamath County Fire District No. 1 think the fire was started either by combustibles too close to...
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Power restored to 2500

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Pacific Power doesn’t know exactly what caused the power outage yesterday that knocked out electricity to about 2500 people. Power is back on now, but things went dark for about four hours yesterday in the south suburbs. The National Weather Service had issued a high wind advisory yesterday, and the...
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Local Olympian takes part in Let’s Move

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Henley High School grad Dan O’Brien is in Washington DC to take part in an event related to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. O’Brien won the 1996 Olympic gold medal in the decathlon.
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SUV hits house, no one seriously hurt

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An SUV that rolled into a home on Eldorado Blvd yesterday wasn’t properly secured on an incline, according to Klamath Falls police. The driver was delivering Meals on Wheels, and after she got out the SUV rolled through the intersection of Portland Avenue and Eldorado Blvd before it jumped the...
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Trapping rules face scrutiny

SALEM, Ore. – Conservation and animal protection groups want new restrictions on trappers. That would include warning signs posted next to traps, keeping traps and snares more than 100 feet from trails on public land, and requirement to check traps and snares every 24 hours. The groups have petitioned the Oregon Fish and Wildlife...
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Students have the rest of the month to decide on open enrollment

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Open enrollment started March 1 for students, and those applications are due Sunday April 1. But because of the weekend, the district office will need the paperwork by Friday, March 30. Mazama and Henley high schools both have open houses this week.
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