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Grads Walk Main, Receive Scholarships

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls area High School Grads marched down Main Street yesterday afternoon, marking the end of 12 years of schooling. As part of the celebration sponsored by Klamath Promise and its partners, several students received scholarships for a variety of achievements. Ten students each received a 1-thousand dollar reward for being...
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Domestic Assault Leads to Arrest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested for violating a restraining order… and putting a gun to a woman’s head, while three children watched the assault. 23-year old Demond Lamont Franklin was in court this week to answer to charges of menacing and being a felon in possession of a firearm. If...
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Edible Pot Now Legal to Purchase

Salem, Ore.– Edible marijuana became legal in Oregon yesterday, but there are restrictions. Customers can purchase just one edible item per day… and it must contain no more than 15 milligrams of THC, the substance that makes marijuana a hallucinogenic. Authorities say it’s important to keep the edibles out of the reach of children…...
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Woman Sentenced in Bat Assault

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman will spend more than 2 years in prison after pleading no contest this week to going after police with a baseball bat. 48-year old Angela Rose Russell was charged with four counts of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of attempted assault, and resisting arrest for...
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Ten New Businesses Licensed to Grow, Process Pot

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved ten new licenses for marijuana growers and processors, including two in Jackson County. The OLCC has received more than a thousand applications from businesses wanting licenses to produce recreational marijuana. So far… 44 have been approved.
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Construction Begins on New Long-Term Nursing Facility

Lakeview, Ore.– Construction is underway for a group of long-term care cottages near the Lake District Hospital in Lakeview. The new Lakeview Gardens should be ready for occupancy next Spring. Twenty-four beds at the the nursing facility will be moved from the main building into the two new cottages.
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Murder Convict Dies in Oregon Prison

Salem, Ore.– A man serving time for murder has died unexpectedly in an Oregon prison. 41-year old Anthony Powell was the only person in a cell when he became unresponsive at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem last night. The OSP Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the death.
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Free Fishing Weekend

Time to introduce a friend, child, co-worker or family member to fishing during Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend. Always the first full weekend in June, ODFW offers Oregon residents and visitors a full weekend to fish, crab and clam without a license. All fishing regulations still apply. Please be sure to check out the list...
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OSP Identifies Motorcycle Driver

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police have identified the man who died in yesterday’s motorcycle accident as 47-year old James DeHart from Klamath Falls. Troopers say DeHart may have been speeding when he lost control of his bike… and went into a pond along Running Y Road.
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Skrah Faces Lawsuit from Former Detective

Klamath Falls, Ore.– More legal troubles for Klamath County’s Sheriff as a former detective files a lawsuit claiming discrimination. The Herald and News reports that the suit was filed last week by Geneva Lewis, accusing Sheriff Frank Skrah of forcing her to take leave after she was interviewed by state investigators, and then eliminating...
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