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 »

Murder in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Police are investigating a murder in Klamath Falls. The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office says police officers responded to a report of a murder at approximately 6:12 a.m. on Thursday on the 1800 block of Laverne Avenue. Officers reportedly found a deceased male on the scene who had been shot multiple … Continue reading »

Police Standoff Suspect Due in Court

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The man at the center of an hours-long SWAT standoff is expected in court Friday. The Klamath County Sheriff says Cylise Atchley went on a burglary spree that began Thursday morning. Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah says Atchley first stole a car and then used the car to burglarize a house … Continue reading »

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 »

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