Crater Lake “Vehicle-Free” weekends planned

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Every year… officials at Crater Lake National Park mark a couple of Saturdays on the calendar where no cars are allowed along most of Rim Drive. It gives you the chance to enjoy walking, running, or biking along the road without trying to dodge… a Dodge. The Vehicle-Free, Ride the Rim...
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More Oregonians collecting unemployment

Salem, Ore.– Oregon employers added about 46-hundred jobs during the month of August, but there were still more Oregonians collecting unemployment checks than in July. Unemployment in the state rose from 5.2 in July… to 5.4 in August. Compare that to March, April, and May when unemployment was at 4.5 percent. State analysts say there...
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Lakeview man dies in log truck accident

Lakeview, Ore.– An accident on Highway 140 East of Lakeview claimed the life of a Lakeview man this morning. Oregon State Police say a log truck was headed toward Lakeview… when it caught on fire and ran into the back of another log truck. Both trucks overturned and lost their loads. The driver of...
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OIT ranks high on national list of colleges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Institute of Technology’s (Oregon Tech’s) value rose in the U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges 2017” rankings, released today. The report once again lists Oregon Tech at No. 1 as Top Public Western Regional College and the university moved up two spots in the ranking of Best Western Regional...
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Break-ins prompt warnings: lock your cars

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Several neighborhoods recently have reported cars being broken into and personal belongings stolen out of many of them. In just about every case… the cars were left unlocked overnight. Klamath Falls Police say the best way to avoid being a victim of a car prowl, is to keep you vehicles locked...
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Man charged in accident that killed toddler

Bend, Ore.– A Sherwood Oregon man faces manslaughter charges for his role in a three-car accident that injured several people… and claimed the life of a 2-year old girl. Oregon State Police say 45-year old David Fincher is charged with first degree manslaughter, and five counts of third degree assault. The accident happened yesterday...
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Klamath Falls landlords fined for tenant’s burning

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a group of Klamath Falls landlords more 56-hundred dollars for allowing a tenant to burn household appliances, painted and treated wood, metal and trash. Officials say the prohibited materials were burned on a property on Crest Street during two days last November.
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No charges in Grade Fire

Yreka, Calif.– CalFire investigators say the Grade Fire that destroyed 5 homes in Lake County, Calif., was caused by an arc from an electrical extension cord that ignited dry grass. On August 24, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. CAL FIRE responded to a wildland fire off Hwy 263, two miles north of Yreka City. The...
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Rape charges dropped

Lakeview, Ore.– Rape charges against two men arrested nearly a year ago were dropped… after one of the victims told investigators that she made the whole thing up. Two 17-year old girls initially told police they were taken from a Walmart Parking lot to a home in Christmas Valley were they drugged and sexually...
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New trial date set for suspect in tribal murders

Alturas, Calif.– The trial for a woman accused of shooting and killing several tribal members during a disciplinary hearing in February of 2014… is scheduled to face a jury in mid-November. Cherie Rhoades is accused of killing four people, including three family members, and trying to kill two others in Modoc County. Rhoades has...
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