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Former Oregon Tech Athletic Director and Head Coach Howard Morris passed away  on Monday at the age of 81.

Former OIT Coach, Athletic Director, passes away

Former Oregon Tech Athletic Director and Head Coach Howard Morris passed away at his home in Klamath Falls on Monday surrounded by family and friends. He was 81.  Morris began his wrestling and football coaching career at Tigard High School in 1958 before taking over the head coaching job at Oregon Tech from 1962-1977.  Other...
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New website offers wildfire prevention suggestions

Klamath and Lake County landowners can learn how to reduce fire danger and improve forest health on their land by viewing the new Klamath-Lake Forest Health Partnership website at https://www.klfhp.org/ The Klamath-Lake Forest Health Partnership (KLFHP) has been actively addressing forest health issues in Klamath and Lake Counties since 1993. It is a non-profit organization...
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A fire near the Highway 97 scales, south of Wocus Rd, scorched about 40 acres of land Monday afternoon. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Photo: Jennifer and Sash Watt)

Homes, businesses evacuated in Wocus Road brush fire

Several fire agencies ascended on a brush fire near the Highway 97 scales south of Wocus Road in Klamath County Tuesday morning, launching a full assault on the blaze to prevent it from destroying homes and businesses. According to officials with Klamath County Fire District No. 1, the fire was first reported at 11:10...
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Klamath County Dispatch can now receive 911 text messages

There are sometimes situations where someone might need help, but circumstances make it unsafe to call police. More and more emergency dispatch centers are adding the ability to receive emergency text messages, and Klamath 911 Emergency Communications District is now one of them. Officials with the Communications District say the service is to accommodate...
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Gunn Petchell

Gunn sentenced in shooting death, knife assault

The woman accused of shooting a Klamath Falls man and then leaving him to die in Veteran’s Park, was sentenced  to 27 years in prison on murder charges.   48-year old Arnulfo Panuco Anzaldo was able to provide first responders with the first name of the person who had shot him before he passed...
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Klamath Tribes consider participation in cannabis commerce

Klamath Tribal members want to explore the possibility of getting involved in the cannabis industry.   Tribal members voted in favor of taking part in marijuana commerce during a referendum last month, with 57 percent of the ballots cast in favor of exploring the industry as a new source of revenue.   Tribal officials...
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Brandon Christopher Bradbury, 23, faces manslaughter and other charges in connection with the June 30 accident that claimed the life of his daughter. (Photo: Jefferson County Jail)

Man pleads not guilty to charges in accident that killed infant daughter

The 23-year old Culver man who Oregon State Police say was drunk when he caused an accident that killed his infant daughter… has pleaded not guilty in connection with the case.   Brandon Christopher Payne was in court Monday, where he entered a not guilty plea to manslaughter, DUII, and other charges in the connection...
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Richard Bradbury, 61, was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning. (Photo: Department of Corrections)

Inmate dies at Two Rivers Correctional Institution

 61-year-old inmate at the Two Rivers Correctional Facility in Umatilla has unexpectedly died while in custody. The Oregon Department of Corrections is investigating after Richard Bradbury was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday at around 3:38 a.m.. Medical staff where called and tried life-saving efforts but he was pronounced dead shortly after. Bradbury had...
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Two men sentenced in home invasion, assault

The second of four men charged in connection with a home invasion and assault have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges.   23-year old Jaymes Castillo Matthis pleaded guilty to conspiracy and third degree assault charges last week.   25-year old Shane Patrick Loud pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to commit first degree burglary.   Both men...
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A helicopter takes part in firefighting operations at the Ana Fire in Lake County on July 12, 2017. (Photo: Fremont-Winema National Forest)

Ana Fire is in mop-up stage

Management of the Ana Fire was handed over to local fire agencies over the weekend.   Crews in Lake County continued working on mop-up operations Saturday and Sunday. Authorities say the fire was human caused, but haven’t released any other details.    The total size of the fire was determined to be 5,874 acres. 
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