Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
UNDATED (AP) – Police trying to catch the killer who nearly
decapitated a grocery store clerk on a bike path through Ashland,
Ore., are looking into the victim’s online gaming, including one
video game that contains scenes of medieval swordplay. Police Chief
Terry Holderness says that nearly two weeks into the investigation
of the killing of David Grubbs, police have no viable suspects.
They have called in a forensic anthropologist from Pennsylvania.
THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) – A Hood River woman and two of her
children accused in the 2003 killing of her husband have made an
initial court appearance on murder and conspiracy charges. Bail was
set at $500,000 each during a hearing this week for 46-year-old
Rosario DeGarcia, 27-year-old Guadalupe Garcia and 24-year-old
Jorge Garcia Munoz. The three were arrested last week. KATU-TV
reports they are due back in court again on Dec. 22.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland International Airport has resumed
normal operations after a piece of ‘suspicious’ luggage was found
by a Port of Portland police canine unit. Part of the baggage area
and the airport’s lower terminal road were closed for three hours
yesterday while the bag was checked out. The bag was regarded as
suspicious because it was unattended. A port spokesman says port
police officers have located the bag’s owner.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says he supports
giving universities independent governing boards. Kitzhaber has
asked his education policy board to come up with legislation to
allow one or more universities to have an independent governing
board. A longstanding debate about university governing boards
heated up last week, when University of Oregon President Richard
Lariviere (la-RIV’-ee-AIR’) was told that he would be fired.
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