Date: 06/14/2012 09:29 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Health officials say a Portland-area woman has been bitten by a rabid bat. Washington County health officials say the Gaston woman was bitten on June 1 when she took the bat out of her dog’s mouth. She reported the bite, has received an antibody injection and is mid-way through a rabies vaccine series. The woman’s dog reportedly was current on its rabies vaccine but is in a precautionary 45-day quarantine.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A convicted Oregon rapist spent nearly two hours telling state parole board members how he found Christ in prison and can now identify the triggers that led to his crimes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Still, when a board member asked Richard Gillmore yesterday if he deserved to be paroled, he replied, “No, sir.” The Oregonian reports the board voted 2-1 to deny release of the man known as the “Jogger Rapist.”
EAGLE POINT, Ore. (AP) – The Jackson County sheriff’s office says it’s investigating the death of a 44-year-old man while in the custody of Eagle Point police. Police answering a medical call reported finding Scott Chappell behaving “very erratically.” Deputies said the man struggled with officers trying to escort him to a vehicle and a stun gun was used, although it didn’t appear to affect him. But the man stopped breathing as he was being transported in an ambulance. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Formal charges have been filed against a Salem woman accused of fraudulently receiving a $2.1 million state tax refund. Authorities say Krystle Reyes used Turbo Tax to file a bogus state income tax return in which she reported earnings of $3 million and claimed a $2.1 million refund.
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