Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A former Warm Springs police officer,
child protection supervisor and Head Start teacher has been
arraigned on federal charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving
five young girls. The U.S. attorney’s office accuses 61-year-old
Harry Hintsala of abusing the girls – all under age 12 at the time
– over several years since his retirement. The abuse allegedly
occurred at Hintsala’s home on the Warm Springs Indian reservation.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A 31-year-old Oregon man has acknowledged
he illegally killed and tagged a bull elk in Montana. David “Bud”
LaRoche of Salem pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to a
misdemeanor, illegally transporting or aiding and abetting the
transport of a bull elk in 2009. Prosecutors say LaRoche was a
client of Dick Weiner and his son Matt Weiner, both of Salem. The
elder Weiner operates Oregon Outdoor Adventures and set up big game
hunts in Montana for $1,500 to $2,500. The Weiners are scheduled to
be sentenced Dec. 1.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The city of Eugene appears ready to end
property tax breaks it began seven years ago to meet housing demand
as enrollment boomed at the University of Oregon. The incentives
led to 11developments, with another in the works, and 168 units. It
exempts apartments and condos west of the university for 10 years –
although the land continues to be taxed. The Register-Guard reports
that the city council indicated in a 5-4 vote last week it won’t
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – Blue the dog had spent his days locked up in
the Albany Pet Hotel, waiting while his death sentence is appealed.
Now police say someone climbed the fence at the hotel, smashed a
window and helped Blue the dog escape death row. Only the dog is
missing from the kennel. Blue was sentenced to die last fall after
he bit a toddler, but his owner appealed. The dog has been housed
at the pet hotel waiting for his case to be resolved.
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