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OSHA Fines KF Company

The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has levied a fine against a Klamath Falls wood manufacturing facility to the tune of 17,500 dollars after the death of a man in November.  28 year old Frankie Crispen Jr died after falling through a vat cover into an improperly protected chemical tank.  OSHA says the...
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Mazama Student Arrested For Weapon, Marijuana

A student from Mazama High school was arrested Thursday.  Police say the student was in possession of marijuana and a weapon on school grounds.  18 year old Juan Zambrano-Lopez was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and marijuana possession by a person under 21.  
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BLM Moves to Coordinate Sage-Grouse Habitat Plans With Oregon Partners

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Bureau of Land Management marked a milestone today in the Administration’s effort to better align plans for managing Greater Sage-Grouse habitat on federal lands with state plans by publishing a draft environmental impact analysis of proposed changes to resource management plans in Oregon.  The BLM developed the proposed changes in...
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Court Decision Denies Relief to Community

Klamath Falls, OR – Yesterday, a United States District Court judge for the Northern District of California denied a motion brought by Defendant-Intervenors Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) and member districts for relief from an injunction issued last year. The injunction, a group of pulse and dilution flow requirements ordered in the spring of...
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Man Charged In Metal Theft

A man from Klamath Falls has been arrested; police say 39 year old Thomas Gaston stole metal from a local recycling center and then tried to sell it back to the business.  Gaston was taken into custody trying to sell copper and other metal to Klamath Metals on Broadmore Street.  The metal was stolen...
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Man Gets Probation In DUI Case

A man from LaPine who was arrested after he injured two people in a DUI wreck has been given probation in a plea deal; 47 year old James Peter Sarkis pleaded guilty last week to DUI and third-degree assault.  He was sentenced to 90 days behind bars and three years’ probation; he’s also had...
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Man Faces Charges In Sexual Assault

A man from Sprague River who was wanted for allegedly getting an 11 year old girl pregnant has returned to Klamath County to face charges; 26 year old Billy Joe Smith was arrested in California; he pleaded not guilty to charges and remains in jail on a million dollars bail. 
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OSP and ODFW investigate deer shot with arrows

Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife are investigating after two deer have been found with arrow wounds in Southern Oregon. On April 27, 2018 Central Point Fish and Wildlife Troopers were called to the Shady Cove area to investigate a live deer that had been shot with an arrow...
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2018 – 2019 Budget Approved

The Klamath County Budget Committee approving a budget recommendation for the 2018 -2019 fiscal year; the budget came to 202 million dollars.  That includes 18 million in general fund expenses including law enforcement.   
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Lawsuit Filed Over Patient Death

A Klamath Falls woman is facing a lawsuit in the death of an adult foster care patient; Lisa Hanscom has denied any wrongdoing; she says she was simply the patient’s landlord and had no medical responsibility, claiming instead that the licensed care provider at the time of Ora Royce’s death, Kathryn Patterson, is responsible. ...
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