Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Lane County authorities are looking for a
man who managed to evade officers on foot after leading them on a
high speed, 3.3-mile car chase. The Eugene Register-Guard reports
that police think the man is responsible for a residential burglary
that happened shortly before a Lane County tried to pull him over.
Sgt. Chris Doyle says Sunday that officers found stolen property
found in the pickup, including electronics and jewelry.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 76-year-old man has died after being
struck by a car while crossing the street. Portland police say
James A. Ridderbusch died Saturday of injuries sustained from
Friday’s collision. Police say that Ridderbusch crossed the street
while a 47-year-old driver had a green light.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon state police have launched an
investigation into a library official who had been selected to be
the state’s top librarian. The Statesman Journal reports that
questions about Robert Hulshof-Schmidt’s credentials arose shortly
after he was chosen to replace Jim Scheppke, who retired Jan. 1
after 20 years as library chief. Oregon State Police confirmed the
agency is investigating Hulshof-Schmidt but declined to say why.
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – A mild winter may be causing the Elkhorn
Mountains elk to shun the state-provided hay they usually munch on.
The Baker City Herald reports that bales of protein rich alfalfa
hay have gone untouched at the Elkhorn Wildlife Area feeding sites
and locals think it’s because the lack of snow in the region.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Eddie Miguez says that
with scarce snow cover, the elk can eat the grasses and forbs that
constitute their normal diet – even with the hay sitting there.
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