Two brothers die in a single-car wreck. Photo: Oregon State Police

Two Josephine County Brothers Killed in Single-Car Wreck

Selma, Ore.– On October 16, 2015 at about 10PM a passerby located a single vehicle crash at milepost 1.5 on Lakeshore Drive in Selma. Illinois Valley Fire and OSP responded to the scene of the crash. Preliminary information indicates that the 2006 Chevy Cobalt was traveling westbound on Lakeshore Drive when for an unknown...
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Sheriff Frank Skrah

Skrah Scheduled for Monday Hearing

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is scheduled to appear in court on Monday to enter a plea on several charges that have been filed against him. Skrah faces assault, harassment, and official misconduct charges for allegedly mistreating suspects. A grand jury handed down the charges last month. Skrah says he didn’t...
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Health Officials: Lakes Still Toxic

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Oregon Health Authority says the temperatures may be cooling… but there are still toxic levels of algae in Upper Klamath and Agency lakes. OHA had initially issued a health advisory in July… Health officials say they continue to test water samples to determine when they lift the advisory… but say until then… humans...
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Accused Child Sex Offender Held on $250,000 Bail

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man charged with child sex abuse was in court Thursday. 32-year old James Renfro was arrested last week… charged with rape and sodomy. The victims are reportedly under the age of 16. Police say they arrested Renfro after getting a tip from someone in the community. He’s expected back...
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ODFW Looks to Curb Cougar Population

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday announced they’re going to start increasing their focus on certain areas of the state in order to curb the mountain lion populations. ODFW says there are about 62-hundred cougars in the state… and as the numbers of cats grows… so does the number...
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Blue Zones Kicks Off Planning Stages with Walk

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  As the Blue Zones Project moves forward in the planning stages… a group of community leaders set out Friday morning on a walking tour to go over areas of town that could be improved to make for a healthier, more livable Klamath Falls. Blue Zones is a community-driven project that’s partnered with...
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Citizens for Safe Schools Brings Awareness to Bullying in Schools

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Creating schools that are safe for kids… free of bullying and free of hate. That’s the goal of Citizens for Safe Schools as the work with schools in Klamath County to bring awareness to the problems of bullying. Last month… the organization coordinated a Day without Hate with the theme… Words...
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More Jobs Lost in Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Unemployment is up state-wide in Oregon… to 6.2 percent. That’s a one-tenth of a percent increase over August. According to numbers released this morning by the Oregon Employment Department… the state’s employment payroll dropped by 53-hundred jobs just in September… the first month in three years that a net loss of...
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Chiloquin Votes to Allow Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The city of Chiloquin yesterday voted roll out the hemp welcome mat for marijuana dispensaries to set up shop. For now… the city will only allow medicinal dispensaries… but could change that later to also allow recreational dispensaries. When Measure 91 was on the ballot back in November… the majority of...
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OWRD Requests to Have Mallams Petition Dismissed

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Oregon Water Resources Department has filed a counter motion… asking the courts to dismiss a petition from Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams challenging an order the agency issued for him to stop using irrigation water on his property. The Herald and News reported last month that Mallams admitted to irrigating his land,...
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