The Bryant Fire June 21,2014
Kevin Hill, Oregon Department of Forestry

Red Flag Warning in Effect

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Lightning activity is expected to increase to a level 3 this afternoon as thunderstorms move through the area. Klamath and Lake counties in Oregon and Modoc and Siskiyou counties in northern California are under a red flag warning due to the dry conditions and chance for lighting strikes to ignite forest fires. That red...
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Sen. Jeff Merkley D-Ore.

Merkley Files Fundraising Figures

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley’s campaign has reported one-point-2 million dollars in donations during the most recent fundraising period. Merkley is running for re-election. He faces Republican challenger Monica Wehby.
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One Dead in Siskiyou County Accident

Yreka, Calif.– One person died in a single vehicle wreck in Siskiyou County yesterday afternoon. Investigators with the California Highway Patrol say the victim has not yet been identified. A white pick-up appears to have lost control, going off the side of the road and hitting a rock wall then ricocheted back across the road...
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Unemployment Benefits Increase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you become unemployed in Oregon, you could see an increase in your unemployment benefits. If you’re claiming first-time unemployment benefits in Oregon, the most you can receive in benefits each week is now 549 dollars… that’s an $11 dollar increase. The minimum also went up… by two dollars. The Employment Department...
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Kidnapping Suspect Requests Release for Rehab

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The man charged with trying to kidnap a Klamath Falls boy last month is asking the court to allow him to moved into a rehabilitation facility after he broke his hip in jail. Court records show 72-year old Mark Gorman was released from the jail on June 30th for medical reasons. He’s...
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Four Die on Oregon Roadways over the Holiday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It was a busy holiday weekend on Oregon roadways, with Oregon State Police reporting four fatal accidents between Thursday night and Monday morning, including a 94-year old Harney County woman who died last night in a single car wreck on Steens Mountain Loop Road, and 16-year old St. Helens girl who...
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Gulch Fire at 9:45PM Thursday, July 3, 2014
US Forest Service

Gulch Fire was Human-Caused

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators are now saying the Gulch Fire West of Alturas was human -caused, and are asking you to help with the investigation. The fire was first reported Thursday afternoon, and has burned nearly 15-hundred acres of grass, brush, and trees. The fire is 91-percent contained as of this morning. If you...
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Bethanie Jones
Photo: Oregon State Police

Wilderville Woman Arrested for Shooting Husband

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Wilderville woman was arrested over the weekend, charged with reckless endangerment and first degree assault after allegedly shooting her husband in the leg. 35-year old Bethanie Jones was arrested at the couple’s home in Josephine County. The victim’s wounds are not considered life-threatening.
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Algoma Fire North of Klamath

Algoma Fire • The fire is located six miles north of Klamath Falls and can be seen from Hwy 97. It is burning on private land in grass, sage and juniper. • There are four homes along Algoma road threatened but in no imminent danger at this time, however, last night one residence was...
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The Saddle Flat Fire is in the mop-up stage.
Photo: Kevin S. Abel

Two New Wildfires Reported

Lakeview, Ore.– Two new fires were reported Friday. They have been named Freedom and Independence in honor of Americans and their sacrifices that have made Independence Day possible. Freedom is located at Township 32S Range 12E Section 30 NWNE and is .12 acres; Independence is at Township 25S Range 17E Section 24 SENE and...
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