Reward Offered For Escapee

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A reward is offered for a man who escaped from jail allegedly with his mother’s help. The Klamath County Sheriff still believes the fugitive is not necessarily dangerous. 25-year-old Kenneth Robert Banes escaped from custody at the Klamath County Detention Center around 5 a.m. Thursday morning. He was in and out … 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 »

Reward Offered for Escaped Inmate

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Police are offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of an inmate who escaped from the Klamath County Detention Center early Thursday morning. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office said 25-year-old Kenneth Robert Banes was being escorted to a fenced yard outside the Klamath County Detention Center just … 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 »

Klamath Falls Graffiti Investigated

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Officers are asking for you help in solving and preventing acts of graffiti in Klamath Falls. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office says graffiti and tagging has been discovered in several suburban locations. At least 20 incidents were documented between September 8th and September 12th. Fences, houses, vehicles and others items were … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Death Investigated

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police investigate the death of a Klamath Falls man from a motorcycle-involved traffic crash. OSP explained that 52-year-old Richard Wrubel was driving a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle, heading westbound on South Side Bypass near the Memorial Drive intersection, where traffic was stopped for a vehicle waiting to turn. Police said … Continue reading »

Air Quality Warning For Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Barry Point Fire near Lakeview is 100% contained, but smoke from that fire, the Ponderosa Fire in Northern California and others is filtering into the Klamath Basin. At times, it’s putting the air quality into the unhealthy for everyone category. In Klamath Falls, public health officials are urging Klamath County … Continue reading »

F-15s To Conduct Night Flying

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Residents east of the Cascades might be hearing more noise overhead in the nights to come. The 114th fighter squadron, out of Klamath Falls, will conduct night flying operations all next week, between 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Night flying is one part of the course curriculum for F-15 student pilots … Continue reading »

Klamath Falls Man Arrested For Theft

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A Klamath Falls man is in jail after a 9-month investigation by the Klamath Falls Police Street Crimes Unit. 25-year-old Kenneth Robert Banes was arrested Wednesday on burglary, theft, criminal mischief and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The charges stem from multiple burglaries that have been reported since December of … Continue reading »

Solar Panels Will Save Oregon Universities Millions

August 18, 2011 KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon University System (OUS) broke ground Thursday on the OUS-wide solar power program at the Oregon Institute of Technology. The project, called Solar By Degrees, will be the largest solar program in the state of Oregon. Solar By Degrees will be installing 27 acres of solar panels … Continue reading »

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