UPDATE: Missing Man Found in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore.– Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald announced that searchers on horseback have found an Illinois man who went missing Wednesday. 18-year old Kevin Mulert, was found Thursday morning at around 10:30, about 1.5 miles southeast of the camp where he was reported missing in northern Lake County. Searchers provided initial medical care and water...
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Pacific Power: 6,500 Lose Power

Klamath Falls, Ore.– As storms rolled through the Basin Thursday evening, so did the heavy rain and lightning. In the midst of it all, Pacific Power reported on its website that more than 65-hundred customers lost electricity shortly after 7:00, and reported that it was all restored by 7:40. Initial reports are that a...
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Kevin Mulert
Photo: The family of Kevin Mulert

Illinois Man Missing in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore.– Oregon State Police and Lake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to be aware of an 18-year old male missing Wednesday morning from a therapeutic wilderness program in a remote area of northern Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating search efforts and gathering additional resources for ground...
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Fire Fighter Dies in Fall at Launch Fire in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A tragic accident has claimed the life of an Oregon fire fighter. It was a fellow fire fighter who found the body of 21-year old Matthew David Goodnature on the evening of July 29th. Goodnature, who is from Phoenix, Oregon, was part of a contract fire crew assigned to the Launch...
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College Drops Students for Non-Payment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The College of the Siskiyous has reportedly dropped 290 students just weeks before the start of the new school year. According to the Siskiyou Daily, the students were dropped because they didn’t pay their fees or apply for financial aid. COS President Scotty Thomason says students were told this could happen if they owed...
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UPDATE: One Person Injured when Vehicle Runs Into Building

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The man who drove his truck into the Pick-it Fence Boutique on East Main Street told investigators he became distracted while driving down the road Saturday night. 37-year old Paul Abernathy veered to the left and hit a power pole before coming to rest in the front of the downtown business....
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Sheriff: Beware of Phone Scam

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s office is warning residents to be aware that they’ve received reports from several people saying they’ve been scammed. It comes through a phone call… from someone pretending to be an IRS agent. They’ll manipulate folks into getting a Green Dot Money pack and mail it. If you...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two men were arrested after a traffic stop yesterday. The Herald and News reports that a Klamath County Deputy noticed that the car had a license plate registration tab on the back that didn’t match the one on the front. When he stopped the vehicle, the driver consented to a search—...
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Pumice Flat Fire
Photo: National Park Service

Two New Wildfires in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fire Crews in the Fremont-Winema National Forest have two new wildfires to deal with. Both fires broke out yesterday afternoon. The 100 acre Launch Fire is near 4-mile lake. The second is the Pumice Flat Fire in southern part of Crater Lake National Park. It was reported to be 25 acres...
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John James Norris
Photo: Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Keno Man Arrested after Police Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Keno man was arrested early Sunday morning after stealing a car and leading State Troopers on a short chase. Troopers deployed spike strips to stop the car. According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year old John James Norris faces several charges including burglary, DUII, and reckless endangerment.
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