Klamath Basin News, Monday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day

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Monday, Veterans Day, November 11, 2019

Klamath Basin Weather

Monday, Veterans Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Overnight, cloudy, with a low around 36.

Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Today’s Headlines…

The Klamath County Public Health Air Advisory is Yellow until noon today.

On Saturday at approximately 10:48 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 97 near mile post 281. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red Honda Civic operated by 23 year old William Ogle of Klamath Falls was traveling north on Highway 97 when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled several times.

Ogle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Highway 97 was reduced to one lane for approximately one hour following the crash.

Lake County and Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three people Friday night for the burglary of Castel’s Southside Chevron where they allegedly stole the business’s ATM after kicking the front door in Thursday morning around 4 a.m.

Christine Elizabeth Ray, 36, Robert Michael Jones, 19, and Michael Vaughn, 26, are being held in the Lake County Jail’ Owner of Castel’s, Chris Carlon, said the security system alarm alerted them to the break-in just one hour before they were scheduled to open that morning at 5. According to the Klamath County Sheriffs office deputies used the station’s surveillance video to obtain information on the suspects which led them to an address in the Lakeview area.

A search warrant was executed at a Lake County residence where the arrests were made and evidence was recovered. Carlon said the ATM machine costs $2,200 and they are still waiting on an estimate for the cost to fix the electrical that was ripped out of the ceiling. She said the machine had $360 inside of it at the time it was stolen.

All three suspects are charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree theft, first-degree criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy in Klamath County. They are being held in Lake County Jail on additional charges.

Sky Lakes Medical Center has been awarded its third consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grade by the Leapfrog Group, according to a news release.

The fall 2019 award recognizes the medical center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safe health care. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit national patient safety watchdog organization, releases letter grades twice a year that reflect the safety of acute-care hospitals. Sky Lakes previously received “A” Safety Grades in fall 2018 and spring 2019.

The Safety Grade includes 28 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

The Center for Disease Control Friday released the first report analyzing the vape-related lung injury that has recently claimed 39 lives in the United States.

The CDC describes the outbreak as “unprecedented.” The CDC refers to the lung disease as EVALI — e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury. In addition to the 39 deaths, 2,051 cases of EVALI have been reported in the U.S. in every state except Alaska. A man from Washington State died in a suspected vape-related incident in Klamath Falls on October. 30th and relatives say he purchased the vape product he was using in Klamath Falls.

The investigation into the death is still ongoing. According to the Oregon Health Authority, there have been nine documented vaping injuries in Oregon as well as two deaths.

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