MOCCASIN HILL FIRE DESTROYS RESIDENCES; RED CROSS SHELTER SET UP AT SPRAGUE RIVER COMMUNITY CENTER Lakeview, Ore. – The Moccasin Hill Fire has grown to over 600 acres destroying unidentified number of residences and other structures in the Moccasin Hill subdivision North of Sprague River, Oregon. Klamath County Sheriff Department has evacuated over 100...
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Evacuations Underway as Moccasin Fire Threatens Home

Sprague River, Ore.– A 75-acre wildfire is still burning just outside of the Moccasin Hills subdivision in Sprague River. The fire was reported at around 2 yesterday afternoon and was threatening homes. Several homes had to be evacuated last night, and that meant cattle and other livestock, too. One rancher reportedly cut his fences to...
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Monday Marks the Start of Siskiyou County Election Season

Yreka, Calif.– Residents of Siskiyou County who are considering running for public office can file the paperwork to declare your intention to run beginning July 14th.  Click HERE to see the complete list of offices up for election. Notices of Election, detailing the specific offices up for election and the candidate filing process for each office will...
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Commercial Truck/Tanker Crash Blocking Highway 58

According to the Oregon State Police, there is currently a detour in place on Highway 58, mile post #10 approximately 6 miles east of Pleasant Hill. The cause of the detour was a double tanker truck, carrying more than 10,000 gallons of diesel and gasoline, which overturned.  A detour is in place using Dexter...
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KCSO: Two Men Wanted

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help locating two men wanted for separate reasons. 37-year old Lenny Miles is on parole after serving time for sexual assault, but he hasn’t reported to his probation officer. 25-year old Stephen Ray Sorenson is wanted for attempted murder after firing a...
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Wednesday afternoon hail from near Moore Park.
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Welcome Rain Brings Not-So-Welcome Hail

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Wednesday afternoon’s storms brought with them some much-needed rain… but also hail, particularly in Southview and Moore Park areas. The hail was enough to do some damage to landscaping for some residents. The National Weather Service had issued a warning shortly before the storm hit. With hot temperatures expected over the next...
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Operation “Rap it Up” Nets 26 Arrests

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The shooting death of 5-year old Alysa Bobbitt in Grants Pass more than a year ago led to an investigation that resulted in the arrest of 26 people, as several law enforcement agencies in Southern Oregon combined forces to uncover an illegal gun purchasing ring that put firearms in the hands...
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Animal Control Office Releases Information about Mutilated Animals

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Officials with the Klamath County Animal Control say they are investigating reports of mutilated animals being left near a walking path in Klamath Falls where they could easily be seen. A press release sent out this afternoon in response to claims on social media confirm that several dogs and one cat were...
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One person died in a 2-car collision on Highway 58.

Accident Victim’s Name Released

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State police have released the name of a man who died in a head-on collision and truck fire on Highway 58 yesterday afternoon. The accident shut down the highway for several hours while Oregon State Police investigated and cleared the scene. Troopers say a pick-up truck driven by 55-year old...
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Animal Control statement on animal killing and mutilation

Due to the recent influx of social media interest, the Klamath County Animal Control office is releasing the following information. There is a current on-going investigation into the killing and mutilation of some animals in the Klamath Falls area. Currently this department has recovered some dogs and 1 cat that have been found dead...
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