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Coburn sentenced for wife’s death

Klamath Falls, OR – Dana Patrick Coburn has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting death of his wife Karla Alayne Coburn on My 21 of this year. District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office says Coburn was found to have caused the victim’s death by recklessly shooting his wife during a domestic...
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City Council meeting cancelled

Klamath Falls, OR – The Klamath Falls City Council has cancelled its Tuesday meeting since Monday is a holiday, and as they put it, a lack of business. The next regularly scheduled meeting it Tuesday, January 17.
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Man faces assault charge

Klamath Falls, OR-46-year old Daniel Salazar of Klamath Falls was arrested after an alleged Christmas Day assault on his girlfriend. It happened in the Safeway parking lot at 2740 South Sixth. A witness called police. Salazar was charged with second-degree assault and booked into the Klamath County Jail on $100,000 bail. Police say he’s...
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Workshops to draw attention to Klamath County problems

Klamath Falls, OR-There’s a campaign to draw awareness to the fact that Oregon ranks No. 2 for Sexual Violence and Klamath County ranks No. 3 for Child Abuse and Neglect. There’s a free workshop coming up aimed at building awareness and education. Kim McArthur, Rape Prevention Education Coordinator at Marta’s House/Klamath Crisis Center, says...
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New laws go into effect Sunday

Klamath Falls, OR-Another reminder that several new laws take effect this Sunday, January 1. Current cell phone laws in Oregon allow drivers to talk on the phone as long as it’s work-related, but that loophole closes in 2012. The new law allows only emergency responders and roadside assistance workers to use a handheld phone....
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Wetlands project moves ahead

Klamath Falls, OR-The first phase of a Moore Park wetlands project has been approved by the city council. During that phase, 500 feet of wetlands will be built at Putnam’s Landing, and later on the project will see 2,000 feet of wetlands from Putnam’s Landing extending to Marina 1, along Lakeshore Drive. The in-water...
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Woman arrested for assault

Klamath Falls, OR-Christmas Day brought an arrest for 23-year old Sheranda Sheree Cole. Cole was booked into the Klamath County Jail after her arrest at 207 Roosevelt Street on an assault charge. She was charged with one count of second-degree assault, and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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Sky Lakes ponders what to do with less

Klamath Falls, OR-Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid could mean a shortfall into the millions of dollars at Sky Lakes Medical Center. That could mean service cuts and layoffs if the hospital can find ways to make up the difference. The Herald and News reports the worst case scenario could mean the annual reaimbursement to...
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Lone Wolf travels south

Klamath County, OR- OR-7 is the name given to the lone wolf that has wandered 750 miles in recent months and has spent a good deal of time in Klamath County. This is historic territory for a wolf, and he may be on his way out now. He’s now within a two-day jaunt of...
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New laws in 2012 will affect drivers

Salem, OR-Thousands of drivers are on the road today, and in another week there will be several new laws to keep in mind. Beginning January 1 you won’t be able to talk on a hand held cell phone behind the wheel. Drivers have been allowed to make work related calls in the past, but...
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