1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A bomb threat prompted the evacuation last
night of four Oregon campuses of Chemeketa (sha-MEK’-ah-tuh)
Community College. The Marion County sheriff’s office later gave
the all-clear. The Statesman Journal reports that all campuses plan
to resume normal operations today. School spokesman Greg Harris
says a caller warned that a bomb would go off at 7 p.m. but wasn’t
specific about where. The Salem, Woodburn, Dallas and McMinnville
campuses were cleared. Last night’s classes were then canceled. A
sheriff’s spokesman says the unidentified male caller’s message was
determined to be a hoax.

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – An Eastern Oregon jury has found a man
who skipped his trial guilty of murder. The Baker City Herald
reports that the jury returned a unanimous verdict yesterday as
56-year-old Daniel Myers watched by video link from the county
jail. After Judge Greg Baxter turned down his request to fire his
public defender attorney, Myers refused to attend the trial or
watch much of it. He told the judge by video link Tuesday he
wouldn’t testify in his defense. Sentencing is scheduled Tuesday.

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say the body of a
22-year-old Dallas, Ore., man was found in his upside-down pickup
truck that landed in about five feet of water in a ditch alongside
a highway west of Salem. State police Sgt. Craig Ball says a
trooper spotted the wheels of the truck sticking out of the water
yesterday morning. Emergency workers turned the truck over and
found the body of Cody McDaniel. An investigation is under way. The
crash forced Oregon Highway 22 to close for several hours.

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) – The Umatilla County sheriff’s office says
two young women have been arrested for investigation of horse theft
and a quarter horse gelding is back with its owner. A sheriff’s
spokesman says the 8-year-old horse was taken Jan. 19 from a stall
at the Horse Plaza in Hermiston, Ore. The two women were arrested
Tuesday. The Oregonian reports that saddles, bridles and other
missing tack valued at $30,000 also were recovered.

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