Oregon Department of Justice Investigation

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Police records from last Friday night show that Deputy District Attorney Cole Chase called 911 to report a verbal disturbance at Basin Martini Bar in Klamath Falls. The call was made at about 10:42 Friday night. District Attorney Rob Patridge has confirmed that a Deputy DA is on paid leave while...
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Grand Jury Says Officers Justified in Use of Deadly Force

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath County grand jury today found that officers were justified in using deadly force when they confronted robbery suspect Lenny Miles last month. According to a press release from Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge, Officer Trahern Fox of the Klamath Falls Police Department, Deputy Derek Randall of the Klamath...
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Haz-Mat Responds to Overturned Truck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Highway 58 in Klamath County was shut down for several hours yesterday after icy conditions forced a semi-truck off the road on Willamette Pass. The double-trailer load was initially reported to have hazardous materials on board, so Hazmat teams responded. Oregon State Police say that while one of the trailers separated...
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Measure 92 Recount Set to Start

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Elections officials throughout the state are gearing up for a recount of votes cast for and against Measure 92. Once the final votes were counted, the measure requiring that genetically modified organisms be identified on food labels was defeated by about 800 votes… less than than the 2-tenths of a percent...
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Klamath Falls City Council Considers

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls City Council meets tonight and is expected to consider taking a position on the Klamath Basin Water and Recovery Act in its changed form after moving out of a legislative committee in Washington DC. Council is also expected to approve a 5-year franchise agreement with Pacific Power. The...
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Sunday Night Fire Destroys Shed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators are looking into the cause of a shed fire. The fire in the 26-hundred block of Altamont was reported at about 8:45 last night. The fire destroyed a detached structure behind a home at the intersection with Cannon Ave. Crews fought to keep the blaze from spreading to the home...
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Thanksgiving Day Temps Hit Record High

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If daytime temperatures seemed unusually warm on Thanksgiving day… it wasn’t your imagination. Klamath Falls registered a record high for that day of 59 degrees. The previous of 57 was set in 2011.
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WILD Lures Hikers to the PCT

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Pacific Crest Trail enthusiasts are gearing for a potential surge of wanna-be hikers hitting the trail that runs through Oregon this summer, thanks to a movie based on the trail that came out Friday. Wild is the true story of a Midwest woman who hikes the PCT. The main character is...
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Three Injured in Highway 97 Collision

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was life-flighted to Sky Lakes medical center after a head-on collision with a semi truck on Highway 97 at around 6:00 last night. Officer Kyson Culp with the Oregon State Police says the man was headed southbound on 97 near Collier State Park and swerved into the...
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Klamath County High School History at the Museum

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you’re looking for something to do on Friday that isn’t considered a blood sport… the Klamath County Museum is offering a program on the history of Klamath County High School. Museum Manager Todd Kepple says the idea for the program came from scanning a year book from 1925. The program...
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