Local news

The second recall effort against Klamath County commissioners this year has failed.

Shannon Roberts had until Monday to turn in 3,474 valid signatures in her recall bids against commissioners Tom Mallams and Jim Bellet. No signatures were turned in to the Klamath County Clerk’s Office by the due date, so the effort fails.

Roberts did not return phone calls Tuesday.

In a previous story on Aug. 29, Roberts said she had gathered fewer than 1,500 signatures. Her original statement when she filed the recall petitions on July 9 stated:

“We citizens feel our demands and needs are being completely ignored. We’ve spoken our concerns and petitioned by the multi-thousands and it appears the commissioners are not keeping their promises of putting the communities’ needs first.”

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Experience prevailed Tuesday night as Phoenix continued its lengthy run of unbeaten Skyline Conference boys soccer matches.

The Pirates withstood a solid Henley effort on a cold night with bone-rattling winds, and had to go seven deep during a shootout before they could leave with the victory between the last two unbeaten teams in the league.

Both teams entered the final match of the first half with 4-0 records.

Only an unlucky bounce or two kept Henley from the victory over a team that has not lost in league play for three seasons.

“We should have put it away,” Henley coach Lupe Gonzales said. “We showed we could play with them.”

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Oregon news

The FBI says this bank robber likes his hooded jacket so much he's apparently worn it twice _ to the Tuesday robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in Springfield, Ore., and to a Tualatin, Ore., bank job in early September.

The agency says the jacket descriptions are the same in both robberies and the physical descriptions of the robber are nearly identical. The man who robbed the Springfield bank walked in holding what appeared to be a rifle wrapped in a blanket. He demanded cash and left on foot.

The man was described being between 35 and 50 years old and close to 6 feet tall. He wore a green-and-white plaid jacket with a gray hood, and mirrored sunglasses.

The Sept. 5 robbery in Tualatin, west of Portland, was at a Bank of the West branch. In a statement, Tualatin police say their robber "was carrying an item that gave the impression that he had a weapon."

Police in both cities are working with the FBI.