Fire Danger Level Lowered

MEDFORD, Ore. — Monday morning, the fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine Counties dropped to “high” due to light rain in the region. Chain saws, power mowers, brush cutters, and other equipment employing internal combustion engines may now be used until 1:00 p.m. The fire danger level in … Continue reading »

Klamath County Crash Hospitalizes Five

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Five people are in the hospital, after three cars collided in Klamath County. Oregon State Police say a Chevy Trailblazer drifted from the northbound lane of Highway 97 into the southbound lanes. It side-swiped a commercial truck before hitting another vehicle head-on. The three occupants of the Trailblazer and the two … Continue reading »

Klamath County Man Guilty of Sex Abuse

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A Klamath County man was convicted for child sex abuse on Monday. A jury found Juan Carlos Diaz guilty of 2 counts of unlawful sexual penetration, 4 counts of rape, and 8 counts of sodomy. During the trial, jurors heard about the abuse, which lasted for nearly two years and started … Continue reading »

Two Women Arrested for Helping Escapee

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two women are in jail, accused of helping a man in his escape from the Klamath County Detention Center; that man has yet to be found. 25-year-old Kenneth Robert Banes escaped from custody around 5 a.m. Thursday morning. Officers have arrested his mother, Kathleen Delaney, along with 21-year-old Syndahl McFarland. Deputies … Continue reading »

Klamath County Works On Clean Air Rules

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County Commissioners are taking action to bring the county into compliance with federal clean air rules. An updated Clean Air ordinance identifies what needs to be done to bring the fine particulate level down to acceptable levels by December of 2014. It eliminates waiver certificates and adds a certificate of … Continue reading »

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