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Gas prices defy annual trends

This is usually the time of year when gas prices start to drop as demand for fuel decreases and stations start selling cheaper winter blends of gasoline.   But Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy dot com says a decision by OPEC to reduce production has changed that.   “That has led to a big jump...
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Highway 58 Fatal Fuel Tanker Accident

Lakeview man dies in tanker truck accident

Oakridge, Ore.– A Lakeview man died Saturday night when the fuel truck he was driving crashed and burst into flames. Oregon State Police say 62-year old Kevin W. Smith was not able to get out of the cab of the truck when it overturned on Highway 58 late Saturday. The fire closed down the...
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Klamath Falls Airport

PenAir takes off from Klamath airport this week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Red Runway is rolled out this week as the city of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, and the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport prepare for PenAir to go wings up on Wednesday. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be among those boarding the inaugural flight from Klamath Falls to Portland early Wednesday...
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Inmate sues Klamath County Sheriff, deputies

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is named in the latest lawsuit against his office claiming that he used excessive force against a man who was handcuffed. According to a lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Medford… 26-year old Kenneth Ray Bragg claims deputies had to use tear gas and...
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KCSO Zimmer

Man wanted for contacting sex assault victim

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls police are looking for a man charged with sexually assaulting his former wife, after he violated terms of his bail by contacting the victim. 47-year old Bradley Dean Zimmer was arrested after he allegedly broke into his then-estranged wife’s boyfriend’s home, and attacked the woman. He was released from...
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4 Trucks involved in Hwy 39 accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two industrial trucks and two pick-ups were involved in an accident that closed down Highway 39 east of Merrill for more than an hour this afternoon. State Police say the accident happened at the intersection with Malone. One heavy duty industrial truck ended up on its side. A truck loaded with...
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Gap Fire rehabilitation assessment underway

Yreka, Calif.– Before the last embers of the 33,867 acre Gap Fire cooled, teams of natural resource specialists began assessing the damage in order to recommend actions to minimize post fire risks in a burned landscape. The specialists, organized into a Burned Area Emergency Response Team (BAER), include hydrologists, soil scientists, wildlife and fishery...
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Modoc Medical Center

USDA provides loan for new Modoc Medical Center

Alturas, Calif.– Modoc Medical Center has received a more than 35-million dollar loan from the USDA to help fund construction of a new hospital building. The money will be coupled with funds the hospital has set aside for the project, bringing the total budget to more than 40.6 million dollars. There’s no word yet...
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Klamath Tribes opposed to Jordan Cove project

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Tribes has sent a letter to the Federal Regulatory Commission voicing their opposition to construction of a 232 mile liquid gas pipeline project would run through Klamath County. The FERC denied an application for the Jordan Cove energy project earlier this year… but is considering holding another hearing to...
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Earthquake disaster preparedness seminar to be held in Medford

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The American Red Cross is promoting preparedness and helping our community to be ready for disasters like a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake by presenting Prepare Out Loud in Medford on October 6, at 5:30 p.m., at Asante’s Smullin Health Education Center, 2825 E Barnett Rd. The Red Cross Prepare Out...
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