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Mistrial declared in Springfield woman’s case

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – 24-year old Angelica Swartout of Springfield was accused of smothering an infant in an employee bathroom at the hotel where she worked and then putting the remains in a garbage can. She testified she only confessed because she was sleep deprived and not thinking clearly. And she testified she faked her...
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Whitsett proposal would regulate Twitter

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Ever heard of “flash mob tweets?” A new bill has been put before Oregon lawmakers by Senator Doug Whitsett of Klamath Falls that would create the brand new crime of “aggravated solicitation” for sending out inappropriate tweets. There is concern that people have been coordinating flash mobs on Twitter and...
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Skrah touts incremental budget process

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The committee to elect Frank Skrah for Klamath County sheriff continues to make known Skrah’s ideas on the issues that face public safety. Skrah has proposed an incremental budget process that he says will increase communication within the department and identify wasteful and obsolete operations. Skrah believes in retaining deputies...
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Two levies will likely be before voters in May

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – It’s the case of the dueling levies. Yesterday the Public Safety Advisory committee laid out their suggestion for a four-point-two million dollar levy that they want put before voters. County commissioners will vote on an exact amount next Tuesday. We’ve also reported Klamath Falls City Schools is expected to put...
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City Schools may put levy before voters

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls city school board will decide next week if it wants to put a levy before voters in May. It would be a three-year, $2.67 million local option levy that would update textbooks and re-hire several laid off teachers. If voters approved it, the three-year levy would include...
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Citizens’ committee to present funding ideas today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Public Safety Advisory Committee this morning will present its ideas on how to maintain police and jail services and find funding. The proposal will be presented at the regular meeting of Klamath County Commissioners, and Klamath Falls City Council members are expected to be there to listen.
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Information may lead to reward in Ashland case

ASHLAND, Ore. – There’s still no suspect in a killing that happened last year in Ashland, and investigators are hoping a big reward will bring some new information to light. 23-year old grocery clerk David Grubbs was nearly decapitated on a bike path. Currently the reward fund is at $10,000, and may grow soon...
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Alleged sexual assault delays Amtrak train

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A possible sexual assault caused an Amtrak train bound for Portland to be delayed for about six hours Sunday. Witnesses said a young woman was harassed by two men who were questioned by police, but not taken into custody. Since the train was moving, authorities now are trying to decide...
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Siskiyou County authorities offer reward in gold theft

YREKA, Cal. – Authorities are offering a reward now in the Siskiyou County gold theft we told you about last week. Gold nuggets valued at over $1 million were swiped from a display case at the county courthouse in Yreka. The case contained an historical sampling of gold from nearly all the mines in...
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Man connected to several burglaries

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – 21-year old Marc Silvio Chicklero of Klamath Falls has been arrested after being allegedly linked to a group that broke into stores by driving a stolen car through a window or door. The Klamath County Sheriff’s department made the arrest Friday as part of a joint investigation with the Klamath...
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