Efran Valencia

Man Convicted of Sex Abuse

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath County jury found a Fort Klamath man guilty of sexually abusing his own children. 58-year old Efran Mandoza Valencia was convicted of six charges of first degree sex abuse. Sentencing is next week. Valencia sexually abused two of his children over the course of about six years. They’re adults...
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Tulelake Mayor Survives Recall Effort

Tulelake, Calif.– A dead tie means Tulelake Mayor Randy Darrow keeps his seat on the city council. A hand count completed yesterday confirmed the 65-to-65 vote in the recall effort.
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Early Morning Drug Bust Leads to Stand-off

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is in custody after engaging law enforcement in a brief standoff yesterday. Several agencies went to a mobile home on Gary Street early yesterday morning to execute a search warrant. That’s when 31-year old Colton Rich barricaded himself inside the home for more than an hour while...
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Klamath Falls Man Convicted of Assault

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was found guilty of four assault charges related to a February incident that put his two-month old son in the hospital. The District Attorney’s office says 50-year old Damon Cyril Revis was assaulting his wife when their teenaged children tried stepping in to protect her. Revis then...
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Police Release Identity of High School Gunman

Troutdale, Ore.– It was a 15-year student who fired shots at a high school in Troutdale, killing a classmate and injuring a student before allegedly turning a gun on himself. Jared Michael Padgett was a freshman at the school. Investigators aren’t sure if the victim, 14-year old Emilio Hoffman, was the target, and are...
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Reward for Fire Culprits Increases

Bend, Ore.– The reward for information leading investigators to whoever is responsible for the Two Bulls fire is now up to 14-thousand-500 dollars. A third, small fire that started earlier this week in the same area is also being considered suspicious. The blaze has so far burned 6,900 acres. Crews have a line around...
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Klamath Falls man arrested after standoff

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Klamath Falls Police Department, arrested a 31-year old suspect early Wednesday morning while executing a warrant related to a drug investigation.  On June 11, 2014, at approximately 4:10 a.m., members of the OSP SWAT Team, OSP Drug Enforcement detectives, Klamath County...
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Hand Count Underway in Siskiyou County Recall Effort

Tulelake, Calif.– A recall election in Tulelake is still too close to call, so elections officials yesterday started a hand count. The vote via electronic counting showed a tie- with 65 votes in favor of removing Mayor Randy Darrow from his post, and 65 votes in favor of keeping him there.
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Klamath Falls Man Indicted on Sex Abuse Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man has been arrested on sex abuse charges. A grand jury indicted 41-year Samuel Wade Ellis for first degree sex abuse of a child under the age of 14. Court documents show that the assault happened last August. Ellis pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this week.
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Evacuees Back Home, Crews Continue to Battle Wildfire

Bend, Ore.– Residents forced from their homes by the Two Bulls wildfire out side of Bend have been allowed back home. The 69-hundred acre fire is now 40-percent contained. Once the flames are knocked down, mop up crews come through to uncover and stomp out hot spots to make sure the fire doesn’t reignite....
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