Emergency Plan Landing in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Engine problems forced a plane full of passengers to land in Klamath Falls around 9 a.m. Friday morning. An Alaska Airlines plane was headed from Burbank to Seattle when it started experiencing engine problems and made an emergency landing in Klamath Falls. All of the passengers are safe and are now … Continue reading »

Police Chase Near Klamath Falls

[UPDATE 6:00 P.M.] Oregon State Police say an armed person has now barricaded themselves inside of a residence. NewsWatch12 is being told this is happening about 13 miles east of Klamath Falls. Officials would not give any more information in fear of the suspect learning more about the search. Officers from Central Point are assisting with … Continue reading »

Conservation Payoff for Sky Lakes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A $2.5 million project to upgrade energy infrastructure at Sky Lakes Medical Center is paying off in more ways than one. On Tuesday, the Energy Trust of Oregon presented the Klamath Falls hospital with a check for more than $199,000. It’s a dividend the hospital can add to savings it is … Continue reading »

Klamath Charter Plan

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls woman’s plan to make county commissioners a part time job and to hire an administrator is getting a cold shoulder from the board of commissioners. Kate Marquez says it’s time to let the voters decide the issue and so she was hoping commissioners would put the charter measure … Continue reading »

Meth Arrest in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two people are behind bars after state troopers stopped them near Klamath Falls. Troopers pulled over a car for traffic violations but ended up finding three hundred thousand dollars’ worth of methamphetamine. It happened on Highway 97 near milepost 273 on Saturday afternoon. The driver was from Washington and her passenger … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Potato Festival

NEAR MERRILL, Ore. — October means harvest time in the Klamath Basin, especially potato harvest time. It’s been that way for a hundred years or more, and continues to be one of the main money makers in the region. To celebrate, every year about this time folks kick up their heels at the Annual Klamath … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Homes in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An investigation team says it knows the cause of a fire in Klamath Falls that destroyed two homes and several buildings. Klamath County Fire District 1 says people were burning the plastic off of metal wires in a burn barrel, which is an illegal activity prohibited year round. Fire investigators say … Continue reading »

Person of Interest Contacted

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County District Attorney’s Office says they no longer need the public’s help in contacting a person of interest in a murder investigation case. On Wednesday, the Crime Team identified James Collins as a person of interest and requested the public’s help locating him. The Major Crime Team is now in … Continue reading »

Klamath Falls Police Officer Justified

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A grand jury says a Klamath Falls police detective was justified in using deadly force against Matthew David Borner last week. The shooting happened August 20. Police say Borner ran from a building and did not stop when police told him to. They say he took something black out of his … Continue reading »

Murder Investigation in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A murder investigation is moving forward as Klamath Falls law enforcement identifies a person of interest. 32-year-old James Collins is wanted for questioning in the murder of Cheng Saechao. The Klamath County Major Crime Team has identified Collins as a person of interest and would like the public’s help locating him. … Continue reading »

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