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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – A 22-year-old man has told a judge he
understands the murder charge against him in the fatal stabbing of
an Eastern Oregon corrections officer who stopped to help a
stranded motorist. Joshua Charles Weeks of Portland appeared in
court yesterday by video. A judge denied bail and set a Dec. 7
preliminary hearing. Authorities say 42-year-old Buddy Ray Herron
was driving to work late Monday at the Eastern Oregon Correctional
Institution in Pendleton when he stopped to help and was attacked.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two weeks after their eviction, the people
who took over downtown parkland in the Occupy Portland protest have
splintered into factions representing dozens of interests as the
movement seeks to stay relevant without an encampment. Marches,
boycotts and rallies are the most visible tools for the movement in
Portland. Occupy Portland protesters plan a rally at City Hall to
challenge the city’s anti-camping ordinance.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Occupy Eugene people living at a
municipal park have asked the City Council to let them stay
indefinitely, arguing the encampment gives homeless people and
street youth a safe, sober place to stay. The Eugene Register-Guard
says the council may be split, with two previous supporters
hesitant to allow the encampment to be permanent. The council has
exempted the group from the camping ban. That ends Dec. 15.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – His father says Cpl. Adam J. Buyes (beyes)
had purchased a ticket home for Christmas before he was killed in
Afghanistan. Relatives of the Marine from Salem have been told the
21-year-old field radio operator was on foot patrol when he died
Saturday. His remains arrived yesterday at Dover Air Force Base.
Parents Mike and Carla Buyes of Salem and brother Tyler were there.
Buyes was set to return to his base by next week.
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