Viewing the Basin: Commissioner Hukill on Veterans home

A proposed Veterans home in Klamath County had expected to place approval for use of a $15.5 million bond on the May 2013 ballot. Now, that plan has taken a detour. Klamath County Commissioner Cheryl Hukill joined Viewing the Basin to discuss the latest on her proposal to build the long-term care facility.
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Interstate 5 road closure lasts 7 hours Thursday

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 33-mile stretch of Interstate 5 from Canyonville to Hugo was closed for seven hours Thursday. Transportation officials say it was reopened about 7 p.m. after the closure due to a sudden dump of snow. Link: Check the most updated road report Oregon Transportation Department spokesman Gary Leaming cautioned that...
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Highway 58 open after 4 hour closure

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — Highway 58 was closed for about four hours on Thursday evening after a total of 10 vehicles were involved in a minor crash. According to Oregon State Police, just before 8 p.m., a commercial truck and trailer stalled in the lane of travel. Two other commercial trucks attempted to pass...
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Sheriff’s office comments on ongoing graffiti, counterfeiting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — After a string of cases involving graffiti on buildings, signs and fences, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is hoping informed residents can help stop those involved. Klamath County Undersheriff Jeanette Davidson So far, three have been apprehended in the graffiti cases, but the investigation is continuing.  That is also the case...
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Property owners, occupants responsible for snow removal

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Snow has been frequent in recent forecasts, including the expectation through Sunday of snow. With all the flakes coming down, the City of Klamath Falls reminds property owners and occupants that it is their responsibility to clear adjacent sidewalks of snow and ice. The clearing of snow is expected by...
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Man arrested on strangulation charge

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 33-year-old Klamath Falls man was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Shawn Daniel Hogan is charged with strangulation and two counts of fourth degree assault. The arrest happened just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Hogan’s bail is $15,000 at the Klamath County Jail..
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Suspects apprehended in graffiti investigation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An ongoing graffiti case has led to the apprehension of three suspects by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. Staring in October, authorities have been investigating a string of cases involving graffiti on buildings, signs and fences in the south suburban area of Klamath Falls. Since, three suspects have been apprehended...
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City streets sledder injured in collision with car

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A man sledding in a Klamath Falls alleyway Tuesday evening is in a Bend hospital after he slid into a vehicle. According to Klamath Falls Police, the sledder, 60-year-old Paul D. Murnighan, struck the side of a vehicle going east on Third Street. After the car slowed, a witness informed the...
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Counterfeiting activity still present in Klamath County

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Recent counterfeiting activities led to the arrest of two people by the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. 32-year-old Jamie Delaney and 30-year-old Jesys Ayala were arrested on forgery charges, but the investigation continues for other suspects at-large. Authorities are asking businesses and citizens to pay special attention to $100 and $20...
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Multi-car crash on Hwy 97 sends one to hospital

LA PINE. Ore. — A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 Tuesday afternoon resulted in one person transported to the hospital. 62-year-old Frances J. Sittel of La Pine was driving south behind two other cars when the car lost control on the snow-covered highway. It crashed into the back of a car it was following...
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