1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/28/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 63-year-old man who was living in Texas when police say he called them to confess to several unsolved Oregon homicides has been charged in three deaths. A grand jury yesterday indicted Jeffrey Paul Cutlip in the deaths of 44-year-old Marlene Claire Carlson in 1975, 15-year-old Julie Marie Bennett in 1977 and 33-year-old Nielene Doll in 1993.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A Forest Grove man accused of throwing a breakfast sandwich at a Jack in the Box restaurant worker is now sought on a warrant. KGW-TV reports that Lawrence Staley failed to appear at a court hearing Friday, so a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. A trial scheduled to begin tomorrow has been postponed. The employee wasn’t seriously hurt.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – A Linn County sheriff’s officer says a 16-year-old Scio boy drowned while rafting on the cold, fast-moving McKenzie River. Undersheriff Bruce Riley said yesterday that deputies responded Saturday afternoon to an area of the river near Carmen Reservoir in the Willamette National Forest. Officials say Jeremiah Dale Eatherton was wearing a life jacket.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Three teenagers involved in a fire at Woodburn High School in May will have to pay restitution, serve five years of probation, do 40 hours of community service and write letters of apology. Their sentencing yesterday in a plea bargain coincided with the start of school at Woodburn, where damage was estimated at about $6 million and repairs are still under way.


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