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BEND, Ore. (AP) – The Bend man who said he killed his wife in
self-defense has been found guilty of murder. The Bend Bulletin
reports that after six hours of deliberation, the jury found
47-year-old Steven Blaylock guilty on Thursday in the murder of
Lori “Woody” Blaylock. Steven Blaylock was arrested in November
2010 following his wife’s disappearance. He had initially told
authorities that she walked away from the home and didn’t return.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – Lawyers for a couple accused of a
Northwest crime spree have more time to collect information on why
they shouldn’t get the death penalty if they’re convicted. The
Daily Herald says the Snohomish County prosecutor is now expected
to make that decision in April. The trial for Joey Pedersen and
Holly Grigsby is scheduled for September 2012. They’re accused in
the deaths of Cody Myers in western Oregon and three others.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Mayor Sam Adams says the Occupy Portland
movement has lost control of the encampment in two downtown park
blocks, and it must end by midnight Saturday. Adams said Lownsdale
and Chapman squares, now the site of a tent and blue-tarp city,
will be closed as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday. The mayor said at a news
conference that when it reopens, the city will enforce laws against
camping and erecting structures.
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a driver fleeing an
accident crashed a truck into a power pole along Interstate 84 near
Boardman and died. The East Oregonian reported the accident
Wednesday knocked out power to roughly 3,000 members of Umatilla
Electric Cooperative in parts of Boardman, Irrigon and the
surrounding countryside. It was restored later that day. The driver
was identified as 35-year-old Cory Savage of Pasco, Wash.
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