3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The condition of a 5-year-old boy who was
swept away with his family in a flooded Albany creek is improving
at a Portland hospital. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital told The
Oregonian Maliki Wilgus has been upgraded from critical to serious.
He and his father Karl Wilgus survived after their car was swept
from a grocery store parking lot into rain-swollen Periwinkle
Creek. The boy’s mother and 1-year-old brother died.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A murder trial is under way in Medford for
31-year-old William Frank Simmons, who’s accused of killing a
15-year-old girl in 1996. The skeletal remains of Kaelin Glazier
were found in a field in 2008 in Applegate Valley. Jackson County
prosecutors say Simmons was the last person to see the South
Medford High School sophomore the night she disappeared. The
defense says the prosecution case is based on circumstantial
evidence and that police botched the investigation.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A 45-year-old man has been sentenced in
Roseburg to 34 years in prison for child sex abuse. KVAL reports
Harvey Cale of Roseburg was arrested in 2009 and convicted Jan. 19
of sodomy, encouraging child sex abuse and using a child in an
explicit way.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Deen Castronovo, drummer in the rock group
Journey, has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges related
to a reported domestic violence incident in West Salem. The
47-year-old was arrested Jan. 20 after a dispute with a woman and
charged with recklessly endangering another person, interfering
with making a police report, criminal mischief and harassment. The
Statesman Journal reports the woman told police Castronovo had
accused her of cheating and they had broken up.

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