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An ex prison guard from Mendocino county is behind bars in Rohnert Park. Todd Morrow served a six-month jail sentence after pleading no contest to child pornography and peeping for filming a teenage girl using cameras hidden in her bedroom and bathroom. Officials say Morrow violated his probation. He’s accused of violating his release conditions by posting on Facebook. Detectives are looking into other possible violations too. Morrow has denied the charges but was being held without bail with a hearing set for Nov. 12.

The Lake County Supervisors are scheduled to look at a letter of support for Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa to host a benefit concert for Valley Fire survivors. That’s just one of several Valley Fire related items on the agenda for the supervisors today. Lake Co News reports they’re also set to discuss continuing the proclamation of a local health emergency as well as continuing the proclamations of emergency declaration for drought conditions and wildfire conditions. The board also set to consider a proposal for the Behavioral Health Department to enter into a contract with the Department of Health Care Services on a plan to help reduce post-traumatic stress disorder to those affected by the fire.

Producers of the Sunday Football show “The NFL Today” have been at El Molino High School doing a story on their generosity to Middletown High School following the Valley Fire. The crew from CBS was at the school interviewing boosters, players, coaches and school staff about their fundraising, which started after their game against each other was canceled back when the fire started. As the Press Democrat reports, many students, athletes and staff of Middletown High lost their homes. El Molino boosters raised about $40,000 in cash and gift cards to help.

A man’s body’s been found in the Russian River near Geyersville near where he was fishing. A relative of the man found the body submerged in water a few feet from the riverbank near the Highway 128 bridge. The man was not home when expected so relatives went looking for him.

More people to descend on Lake County to help distribute donations to thousands of Valley fire survivors. A partnership including Adventist Community Services, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the county of Lake are opening two distribution points – both in Lakeport and others to come soon in Hidden Valley Lake and Cobb. The first at the old Sears space in the Willow Tree Plaza behind Round Table Pizza to be operated by Adventist Community Services. There will be bedding, towels, food, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, housewares, water and more. It’s set up like a store so survivors can get what they need for free. The other spot next to Lampson Airport in Lakeport, collecting donations and the Work Right building will also be a distribution point. Volunteers are needed to help. For more info, 707-349-0849.

FEMA reports distributing more than $8 million to Valley and Butte fire victims. It’s supposed to go up since that total last Friday because residents are still registering thru FEMA. The deadline isn’t until Nov. 23rd. So far more than 2,300 people have registered. FEMA staff have inspected 96 percent of all registrations. Funds approved by the fed have topped 8 million dollars with just a few residents being denied. They say you should try again though. And if you need legal aid, call 844-657-0479.

The search goes on for a man swept by a river of mud during last week’s heavy storms in Kern County. Family members say Richard Harvell was in a mobile home near Rosamond with a friend when the rain started pounding. The man went outside to move his truck, got knocked over and swept away by a wall of mud flying down the mountain. He hasn’t been seen since.

The IRS says collected tax return data shows the number of people moving out of California is higher than the number moving in. The "Sacramento Bee" reports nearly five-million people left Calif between 2004 and 2013. An estimated three-point-nine-million moved to California from other states during the same period. Texas seems to have attracted the highest number of Californians with as many as 6-hundred thousand. Another 350-thousand people migrated from Texas to California.

A ban to connect new customers to the Millview County Water District has been lifted, a moratorium from almost 15 years ago is lifted. The district serves about 6,300 residents in an unincorporated area north of Ukiah. The State Water Resources Control Board sent a letter to the district saying the moratorium was put in place in 2001 because there were source and storage capacity deficiencies. But the district sent a letter saying there was more than 10,000 acre-feet per year in water rights and the board accepted.

Police in Fort Bragg warning the public about an online scam involving vacation rentals. Police say scammers collect information about homes listed for sale, then fraudulently post them as rentals. A victim will contact the scammer who says they own the property but live out of town and ask for a deposit. They also try to get more money for rent and pet deposits. The police dept. says those types of scams are hard to investigate since the suspects are usually outside the United States. They warn to use caution with any private online transactions.

An autopsy on a victim of a shooting shows it was murder. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office confirms 19-year-old Roman Elliott of Ukiah died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds. Ukiah Police, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol all worked the case after the teen was found at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Observatory Avenue Oct. 9th. No suspects have been arrested.


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