Moccasin Hill Fire Now 15% Contained

SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — The smoke that filled the sky above Sprague River Monday was mostly gone a day later. Progress on the Moccasin Hill Fire has picked up as more than 400 firefighters are on scene and containment moves to double digits. “Right now, we’re not expecting this fire to turn back on itself … Continue reading »

Moccasin Hill Fire Forces Evacuations

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — While fire crews work to contain the Moccasin Hill Fire, hot spots continue to burn near evacuated areas. The sky above Sprague River which was clear Sunday afternoon, is now filled with smoke, helicopters and air tankers. “I’d seen how far the fire was so I went back home and … Continue reading »

Accidental Death Near Crescent Lake

NEAR CRESCENT LAKE, Ore. — The Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing an investigation into the accidental death of a 72-year old Crescent Lake-area man Thursday evening while trying to cut down a tree on his property. An investigation by OSP troopers and the Chemult Rural Fire Protection District indicated that Eugene Frank Andrews, 72, … Continue reading »

Metal Thieves Get Prison Time

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Two men were sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after being arrested for stealing metal. A Klamath County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Marty Lynn Holloway to 8 years and 11 months in prison for Criminal Racketeering. Holloway was the ringleader of a group of thieves that stole over $100,000.00 … Continue reading »

Arrests Made in “Operation Gold Card”

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff’s department has made 28 arrests so far in the investigation they are calling, “Operation Gold Card.” “Operation Gold Card” revealed suspects using their Oregon Trails Card at a store front called “Mi Pueblo” on East Main in Klamath Falls. Funds would be charged to people’s cards, but … Continue reading »

Major Fraud Arrests in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Law enforcement officials say this is possibly one of the biggest fraud cases in Southern Oregon history. Law enforcement in Klamath Falls held a press conference on Thursday announcing a major fraud investigation involving more than 60 people. About 30 arrests were made Thursday morning, and law enforcement is seeking at … Continue reading »

Home Rule Charter Measure Concerns

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — When Oregon voters cast ballots in the next three weeks, some will be asked whether to create a new way of running their county governments, and it includes some counties in our area. The issue seems to stem from persistent money problems in many Oregon counties–NewsWatch 12′s Ron Brown took a … Continue reading »

Crash Near Klamath Falls Kills One

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of a Tuesday night’s single vehicle crash that killed one person. The crash occured along Highway 97 about two miles north of the Highway 58 junction in Klamath County. OSP responded to the area at about 9:35 p.m. Tuesday to … Continue reading »

Klamath Sheriff’s Office Faces Cuts

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A packed house filled the room for the budget hearing for the sheriff’s office Thursday afternoon.  Many of the public commenters thought cuts to the sheriff’s department would lead to bigger problems. Sheriff Frank Skrah and his team met before Thursday’s budget hearing crunching numbers and seeing exactly what they need … Continue reading »

Shooting Investigation in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An individual was shot on Oregon Avenue in Klamath Falls this morning and the shooter has been identified. Today, the Klamath Falls Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Oregon Avenue on the report of a shooting. Once Police were on scene they found the individual who had been shot … Continue reading »

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