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SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A nursing student who prosecutors say was trying to avoid taking two tests has pleaded guilty to calling in fake threats that led to evacuations at a community college in Salem. Danielle Sylvia of Salem was sentenced to 60 days in jail and was ordered to stay away from Chemeketa Community College campuses.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Gov. John Kitzhaber will be able to defend the legality of a reprieve he granted to delay the execution of Oregon inmate Gary Haugen. A judge in Marion County yesterday allowed Kitzhaber to join the case. The governor asked to defend the reprieve after the district attorney’s office declined to do so. Haugen argues that the governor’s clemency is invalid because he doesn’t accept it.
CRESWELL, Ore. (AP) – A fire official says a 49-year-old Creswell-area man died after his trailer caught fire, despite a landowner’s attempts to save him. South Lane County fire officials say crews arrived Tuesday night to find a landowner pulling a man from a burning camper trailer. The man later died at a Springfield hospital. The Register-Guard reports landowner was treated for minor injuries.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland fire officials say a 75-year-old woman has life-threatening injuries after the nasal tubing providing her with supplemental oxygen caught fire as she smoked a cigarette in her kitchen. A spokesman says the unidentified woman pulled the nasal tubing off but not before her face was burned. A spokesman tells The Oregonian that firefighters responded last December to two similar cases in which people were burned when their supplemental oxygen tubing caught fire as they smoked cigarettes. One of them died.
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