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Klamath Falls, Oregon is located in Klamath County. Zip codes in Klamath Falls, OR include 97602, 97603, and 97601. The median home price in Klamath Falls is $172,500 which is roughly $82/per square foot. More Klamath Falls information.

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6 hrs ago | SFGate

Killing reported at Oregon railroad workplace

James Harold Forshee II , 58, was arrested at the scene in Klamath Falls, about 280 miles south of Portland, and booked into jail on a murder charge, said District Attorney Rob Patridge of Klamath County.

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10 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Oregon oil train shipments increased 250 percent in 2013

This oil train terminal near Clatskanie helped fuel a 250 percent increase in crude-by-rail shipments statewide in 2013.

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14 hrs ago | KBND-AM Bend

Klamath Falls Murder Case

The following is a news release distributed for Klamath County District Attorney's Office: On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 6:12 a.m. Klamath Falls Police Department officers responded to the 1800 block of Laverne Avenue on the report of a murder.

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Yesterday | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Residents seek middle ground on guns

Opponents of proposed gun regulations in Ashland have been meeting with city officials with the hope of finding common ground and getting regulation supporters involved as well.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

OregonLive.com

Klamath County facing deep cuts in policing, a rural Oregon trend

Police question a suspected drug trafficker in Klamath Falls during a major police operation in May 2013.

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The Jackson Sun

Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

<![CDATA[GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way. The deputy pulled over Hill on U.S. Highway 140 in White City and handed him a $260 ticket for improperly using his headlights, saying another deputy had seen the flashing lights from behind the UPS truck and alerted him to stop the log truck because of the signaling. Outraged, Hill decided to fight the ticket, and on Wednesday, a Jackson County Justice Court judge dismissed the citation, finding that motorists flashing their headlights amounts to speech protected by the Oregon Constitution. Judge Joseph Carter determined the law covering the use of high beams was valid, but was unconstitutional as it was applied by the deputy. "The citation was clearly given to punish the Defendant for that expression," the judge wrote. "The government certainly can and should enforce the traffic laws for the safety of all drivers on the road. However, the government cannot enforce the traffic laws, or any other laws, to punish drivers for their expressive conduct." The Jackson County Sheriff's Office did not return a telephone call for comment. Hill, 38, of Klamath Falls, has been driving truck for 10 years, and was not interested in seeing his insurance rates go up for getting a ticket. He initially told the deputy that the UPS driver was his neighbor, and he was just saying hello. "My point to the cop was his partner didn't know why I was flashing my lights," Hill said. "He couldn't tell for sure what I was doing." By the time his case went to court last month, Hill had researched the law and found nothing that expressly prohibited the use of headlights to signal other drivers. He also recalled a TV news story about a federal judge in the Midwest barring police from handing out tickets to drivers who flashed their lights to warn others of a speed trap ahead. "I thought, 'Well, I'll throw that in there, too,'" he said. Acting as his own attorney in a hearing conducted by telephone, Hill said he acknowledged the UPS driver wasn't his neighbor, and he raised the free speech argument. "What I did wasn't illegal, whether it's freedom of speech or not," he told The Associated Press. Dave Fidanque, director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, noted the Oregon Court of Appeals overturned a traffic law prohibiting horn honking for non-traffic purposes on similar grounds in the 1990s after a number of people got tickets for honking in support of U.S. troops during the first Gulf War. "If the motive of the sheriff's deputies was in fact not to make the roads safer, but to raise more revenue from traffic enforcement, that would be even more reason why it should be unconstitutional," Fidanque said. "If this is part of a pattern, then it probably would be worth us looking into it in more detail."

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Oregonian

Former Southern Oregon police lieutenant charged with felony misconduct

A former police lieutenant who led the Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force has been charged with official misconduct and computer crime.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way.

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Medford Mail Tribune

Klamath Falls lure maker works the art of attraction

Bob Lewis recalls being regularly out-fished by friends dropping lines in creeks and ponds as a teen in New Mexico.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Oregonian

Police in Klamath Falls investigate body found in charred pickup truck

Police found the body of 66-year-old man in the bed of a burning pickup truck near Klamath Falls Wednesday.

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Medford Mail Tribune

Judge finds headlight signal to be free speech

Flashing high-beam headlights to warn other drivers about nearby law enforcement is protected as free speech under the Oregon Constitution, a local judge has ruled.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Airline pullout disrupts Klamath Falls travel

Flights to and from Klamath Falls will end June 5, about a month before Kellee Stabler and her boyfriend had a ticket to visit family in the Midwest.

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Canadian Business Magazine

SkyWest departure disrupts travel plans in Klamath Falls

The recent decision by SkyWest Airlines to discontinue service at Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport has travellers scrambling to reschedule flights.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Bike Portland

Documentary bikepacking expedition will track famous wolf OR-7

A team of documentary storytellers is getting on mountain bikes to trace the trail of Oregon's most famous canine.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Oregonian

Man's body found on Klamath County trail is identified; cause of death awaits toxicology report

A man whose body was found on a Klamath County trail last week was identified as a 60-year-old Klamath Falls man.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

OregonLive.com

Oregon poet laureate Paulann Petersen talks writing, nature and William Stafford before...

Oregon poet laureate Paulann Petersen will lead a Forest Grove writing workshop using William Stafford's poetry as a springboard.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014

OregonLive.com

Editorial Agenda 2014: Jordan Cove will deliver more than gas

The pipeline is a $1.4 billion piece of Jordan Cove's total cost. By itself it would generate jobs and tax revenue shared by four counties.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

OregonLive.com

Counterfeiting operaton busted in Klamath Falls, police say

An investigation that started with a traffic stop 10 days ago has led authorities to an alleged counterfeiting operation in a Klamath Falls motel room.

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Medford Mail Tribune

50 years of 'do - si - do' for Denny Lantz

If dancing is good for you, then after more than a half-century of spinning, swinging and hopping, Rogue Valley square-dancing icon Denny Lantz is the poster child for good health.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

LNG plant is years away, if at all

I heard the news this week about the approval of the liquefied natural gas facility in Coos Bay.

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