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 »

Fort Klamath Man Arrested for Sex Abuse

FORT KLAMATH, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 58-year old Fort Klamath man Tuesday evening after a warrant was issued for his arrest for Sex Abuse. On Tuesday, April 1st at approximately 8:20 p.m., OSP troopers contacted Efren Valencia, 58, at his residence in the 52000 block of Highway 62 and took him … Continue reading »

Klamath County Discusses Dispensaries

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.– Klamath County is looking to regulate marijuana dispensaries with similar ordinances the city is proposing.  The ordinance was approved by the city council Monday night, three to two. It includes prohibiting a marijuana dispensary within 400 feet of any residential zone, or 1000 feet from a public park, recreation center, child care … Continue reading »

Woman in Jail After Drunken Assault

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A woman who attempted to shoot her husband with an automatic pistol was sentenced to 90 months in prison today. Elizabeth Bray was charged with Assault in the First Degree, she has received the Measure 11 mandatory minimum sentence for that charge.  Bray was convicted on an 11-1 verdict by a … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Klamath County Settlement

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The early days of Klamath County settlement left a legacy that sometimes included lawlessness and bad blood between ranching families. This week’s Oregon Trails takes a look at one particular feud that may help explain a strange jog in the line between Klamath and Lake Counties.

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