Names released: Highway 140 collision takes two lives

From OSP Press Release: Two people died and four others were injured Friday night in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 140W about eighteen miles east of Highway 62. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation and all names are released in this update. According to...
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KCSD finalizes bond proposal at $31 million

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County School District board finalized a bond levy request at their meeting Thursday night. In May, a total of $31 million will be sought from taxpayers. Over several weeks, the school district held public input sessions to solicit feedback on what should be included in the final proposal....
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I-5 crash takes Medford man’s life

GLENDALE, Ore. – A crash on Interstate 5 Thursday took the life of a 71-year-old Medford man. According to Oregon State Police, Bruce Merrill was driving his Freightliner commercial truck north when, for a reason still under investigation, he crossed over the southbound lanes and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene....
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Klamath Falls man violates parole

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 26-year-old Jacob Howard Nicolaas of Klamath Falls is in the Klamath County Jail after a parole violation. Nicolaas was originally arrested on fourth-degree felony assault and is now being held without bail. 35-year-old Jennifer Lynn Thompson of Klamath Falls was arrested Thursday on charges of first-degree theft, resisting arrest and...
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New South Valley Bank owner plans local contributions

SEATTLE, Wash. — Washington Federal says it will contribute to the Sanford Pediatric Clinic in Klamath Falls. Washington Federal chief executive Roy Whitehead said in a release the company looks forward to increasing support of the communities served by South Valley Bank and Trust, which Washington Federal purchased last October. Over $102,000 in contributions...
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Boulder rolls into area home’s living room

CHILOQUIN, Ore. – Next time you’re checking your Facebook, it might be wise to look out the window. Chiloquin-area resident Jeanine Wells Jeanine Wells described the boulder that crashed through her Chiloquin-area home Tuesday afternoon. The house is at the base of a steep incline off Highway 97. Wells says she screamed for her husband Corey...
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Locals arrested on theft charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 26-year-old Douglas Raymond Carter, Jr. was arrested Wednesday and lodged in Klamath County Jail on a charge of first-degree theft. His bail is set at $10,000. 47-year-old Charles Dean Heatley of Klamath Falls is charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated theft. After booking, he was released. In separate arrests,...
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Firefighters respond to fire at Henley High

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A fire at Henley High School Tuesday caused all students to evacuate. Klamath County Fire District No. 1 Fire Marshal Scott Rice The small fire was between the roof and attic in the main building. No one was hurt and students allowed back into the building after about an hour,...
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Change of command set for Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A change of command at Kingsley Field is set for next week. Col. Jeffrey Silver will no longer be in command at Kingsley Field after just over a year in the position. The change of command will happen Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. when Col. Jeremy Baenen will assume leadership there....
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Nielsen wins Calif. Senate runoff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As expected, a former state assemblyman has won a special election in a GOP-leaning Senate district that covers a wide swath of rural Northern California. Republican Jim Nielsen of Gerber nearly won the 4th Senate District seat outright during November’s special primary but fell just shy of a simple majority. He split...
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