Environmental protesters may be liable for costs if bill passes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two new bills passed the Oregon House and are on their way to the Senate that will allow lumber companies to sue environmental protesters. House Bill 2595, which passed 51-4, would make it a crime to interfere with state forestland management. House Bill 2596, which passed 43-12, would enable private...
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Town of Jefferson plans to kill wild turkeys to thin flock

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The city of Jefferson is bringing in a hunter to shoot three male turkeys this week as part of an effort to reduce the turkey population. There are about 60 wild turkeys living within city limits, and the town needs to thin them out. The birds tend to disperse when...
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Man accused of attempted murder arraigned

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The man arrested following the discovery of a body in Sprague River has been arraigned. According to the Herald and News, 25-year-old Teel Blue Gentry chose not to enter a plea on Monday afternoon. He’s charged with attempted aggravated murder after authorities discovered 36-year-old Derrick William Forste dead from gunshot wounds...
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Police chase leads to arrests

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — After leading authorities on a chase in a stolen pick-up, Jackson County officers have arrested two men. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says a deputy tried to stop the driver early Monday after seeing him ignore a stop sign. Spike strips were used at several intersections before the front tire finally deflated...
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Man arrested following Sprague River shooting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An incident in Sprague River has led to the arrest of a man in Klamath County. 25-year-old Teel Blue Gentry has been arrested, charged with attempted aggravated murder after authorities discovered 36-year-old Derrick William Forste dead from gunshot wounds on Thursday evening. According to Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge, another...
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Despite brewery absence in a few districts, House approves state microbe

SALEM, Ore. — There are no licensed breweries in Central Point, White City and Eagle Point, contradicting a point made by a legislator seeking to make brewer’s yeast the Oregon state microbe.  Resolution sponsor Rep. Mark Johnson says there’s a craft brewery in every legislative district. But an investigation by The Oregonian has found...
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The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile is in Klamath Falls This Weekend

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.- The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile is coming to Klamath Falls this weekend. “Ketchup” with the Weinermobile: Friday at Safeway, 2740 S. Sixth St., from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday: Sherm’s Thunderbird, 1877 Avalon St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: Fred Meyer, 2655 Shasta Way, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Link River Bridge Slated For Repairs

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.- Crews are getting ready to start needed repairs on the Link River Bridge on Monday. Originally built in 1931, the bridge has to be brought up to current strength standards, as well as being weather sealed, lit, repaved and made ADA accessible. The Oregon Department of Transportation project, which is part...
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Klamath Falls Man Severely Injured In Robbery

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.- A man that was robbed of his vehicle was found tied up so tightly that his injured hands almost had to be amputated. An Oregon state trooper stopped the 73 year old victim’s Jeep Wrangler on Wednesday night because its lights were out. When the driver said he’d borrowed the vehicle,...
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Klamath Falls Man Imprisoned For Assaulting His Toddler Son

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.- A Klamath Falls man accused of injuring his young child plead guilty to first-degree assault on Tuesday and will serve 90 months in prison. 29 year old Luis Antonio Trujillo hurt his toddler son in February 2012. The child’s mother took the boy to Sky Lakes Medical Center, and then he...
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