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Sheriff’s Office Gearing Up for Seatbelt, DUII Blitz

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is getting geared up for Memorial Day weekend in a few weeks. Thanks to a more than 19-thousand dollar grant… the agency is able to step up patrols, looking for drunk drivers over the holiday weekend. The agency will also hold a seatbelt enforcement blitz starting May 23rd....
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Retail Consultants to Visit Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls will soon host a site selectors conference— a meeting with consultants who are hired by companies that are looking to expand to new markets. It’s all part of the effort to bring new retail businesses to the Basin. City Manager Nathan Cherpeski says sometimes…one of the key steps in betting businesses...
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Marijuana Use Could Decrease Lifespan

Swedish Researches say their recent study of 50-thousand men found that guy who smoked pot heavily were more likely to die before the age of 60. They say it may not be the marijuana itself that leads to an early death, but the increase in the rate of lung cancer and accidents that also...
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Inmates Train Dogs in New Prison Project

Pendleton, Ore.– Inmates at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton are taking part in a new program that allows them to take care of and train puppies… turn the animals into service dogs. Joys of Living Assistance Dogs brought 6 puppies to the prison… where they’ll live for 18 months. The inmates spend time training the...
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Body Found in Lake

Yreka, Calif.– A body was found in Lake Siskiyou Sunday. Crews recovered the man’s body and will perform an autopsy to determine how he died. His name has not been released.  
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Woman Injured, Cited in Wrong-Way Crash

Grants Pass, Ore.– A Hazmat team from Medford was called out to a head-on wreck on Interstate 5 yesterday morning to check for leaks after a tanker carrying Hydrochloric Acid was struck and damaged. None of caustic acid was released from the tank. Oregon state Patrol says 27-year old Ashley Whipple was driving south in...
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KID Board Members File Complaints

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A couple of Klamath Irrigation Board members have filed complaints against some of their fellow board members, as well as the KID’s legal staff. The Herald and News is reporting that board member Dave Cacka and Greg Carlton have filed complaints with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and Oregon State Bar,...
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Klamath Falls Man Arrested on Drug, Explosives Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at approximately 7:30 am, Klamath Falls Police Officers investigated the allegation of an assault that had occurred at a residence in the 300 block of S. Eldorado Avenue. Information had been gathered from a 28 year-old, female, victim that Theodore “Ted” Mcosker had argued with her...
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Bar Road. Forest Service employee Katherine Reed assisted with the snow survey on April 28, 2016.

Snow Pack Melting Too Fast

Yreka, Calif.– While Southern Oregon and Northern California received good amounts of snow this winter… it’s melting quicker than usual, which could mean trouble for the coming fire season. Forestry officials with the Salmon-Scott River Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest say May first measurements show a below average snow depth of 19%,...
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Attempted Stabbing Lands Man Behind Bars

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man driving down South Sixth Street Tuesday thought that a man along the road was flagging him down… so he pulled over… only to have the man try to stab him. 34-year old William Love Garriott is charged with attempted assault, menacing, and unlawful use of weapon. The victim wasn’t...
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