Vets Home For Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Southern Oregon and Northern California veterans are a step closer to getting a veterans home built in Klamath Falls. On Wednesday, by a consensus vote, county commissioners agreed to ask Klamath County voters to modify their approval last May for a vets home with a new ballot measure next May. The … Continue reading »

Stabbing In Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A domestic dispute escalates to a stabbing, resulting in an attempted murder charge. The victim was allegedly stabbed several times with a knife. It happened Thursday at a Klamath Falls apartment complex on Shasta Way. Klamath Falls police said that’s where Casey Taylor was stabbed several times. Police arrested Brian Bearchum … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Changes In Klamath Co.

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The new year will bring some changes to Klamath County law enforcement and justice system. District Attorney Ed Calab is retiring as of the first of the year. Caleb was appointed district attorney in 1985. Caleb says he was stepping down because the pressures of the job were aggravating a health … Continue reading »

Klamath County Elects New Sheriff

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — In Klamath County, for the first time in 12 years, there will be a new sheriff in town. A last minute write-in attempt by supporters of current Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger failed to gain enough support to re-elect him, with only 16% of the vote. Frank Skrah will take the … Continue reading »

Snowflake Parade Open For Entries

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2012 Snowflake Parade. This year’s theme is “Star Spangled Snowflake.” The deadline for applications is December 1st. The parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 6th. Applications for parade floats can be obtained at the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading »

Fairview Elementary To Close

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A Klamath Falls neighborhood is mourning the loss of their 92-year-old elementary school. Monday night, the Klamath Falls City School District voted to close Fairview Elementary at the end of this year. Tony Swan is the principal at Fairview Elementary School. On Tuesday, he was talking to each class about district … Continue reading »

Escaped Inmate Found

BEND, Ore. – An escaped inmate from the Klamath County Detention Center is back in jail. Around 6:30 Monday evening, police officers pulled over a vehicle in Bend for a traffic violation. When questioned, Kenneth Robert Banes tried to trick officers, giving them false information; knowing deputies in Klamath County were looking for Banes, they doubted his … Continue reading »

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 »

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