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City Cuts Spending to Balance Budget

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The city of Klamath Falls is having to do some belt-tightening to the tune of 370-thousand dollars. According to a press release, City Manager Nathan Cherpeski is eliminating a senior management position. Cherpeski said he’s eliminating the city’s community development department and merging those functions under Public Works and Support Services. 
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Candidates Debate Tonight

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two debates scheduled for tomorrow will give you the chance to see and hear from candidates running for state-wide races. Governor John Kitzhaber and Republican Representative Dennis Richardson face off in a debate on KGW tomorrow night. And Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley will debate Republican Monica Wehby from the KOBI studios in...
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Former Merrill Official Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Merrill former city recorder pleaded guilty yesterday to several charges after she was accused of embezzling close to 100-thousand dollars from the city during a five-year period. 50-year old Deborah Sue Fuller will spend 18-months in prison, followed by two years of probation.
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Sprague River Man Charged after Shooting Wife

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Sprague River man is charged with first degree assault after he allegedly shot his wife in the leg, then preventing her from getting medical attention. 59-year old Richard Earl Dahl Senior was arrested yesterday. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies say the shooting occurred Thursday night. Dahl is accused of taking away his...
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OED Offers ID Protections After System Hack

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Employment Department will be mailing information offering identity theft protection to customers whose information may have been compromised by a security vulnerability to the WorkSource Oregon Management Information System (WOMIS), people who registered with WorkSource Oregon to look for a job. Letters will be mailed within the week. Concerned...
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Voter Registration Deadline Nears

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Tuesday is the last day you can register to vote if you plan to cast a ballot in the upcoming General Election. Ballots have already gone out in the mail for previously registered voters, but you can still get in on the action if you register by close of business. Registration...
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Hackers Make Attempt at Employment Department

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Employment Department says it discovered an attempt to hack into the agencies database, and stopped it. Now they’re trying to determine whether hackers got to any personal information. Officials with the agency say it was only the system that job seekers use to register for help searching for jobs,...
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Weed Man Arrested in Connection with Boles Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Police in Weed have arrested a man suspected of starting a devastating fire in the town. 24-year old Ronald Beau Marshall is charged with several counts of arson to inhabited structures, according to a press release. Last month’s fire forced thousands from their homes, destroyed more than 150 houses, along with...
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2 Injured in Klamath County Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Washington man was seriously injured in a two-car wreck on Highway 97 in Klamath County Friday night. Oregon State Police say the accident happened about four miles north of the Highway 58 junction in Klamath County. 49-year old Brent Campbell from West Richland, Washington was seriously injured when his car...
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Department of Education Releases School Report Cards

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two of Oregon’s top schools… are in Klamath County. The agency released its annual school report card yesterday, and Keno Elementary and Merrill Elementary were listed among the state’s top 5-percent of schools in the state, based on performance. Bonanza Elementary and Chiloquin Elementary scored scored in the BOTTOM 5-percent.
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