2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/19/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – Fliers have been posted around Gresham asking the public to help watch for a 21-year-old woman who disappeared Tuesday under suspicious circumstances. Whitney Heichel (HY’-kel) left home but failed to arrive at work at a Starbucks less than five minutes away. Her car was found that morning in a Wood Village parking lot with a window broken out.

BONANZA, Ore. (AP) – A southern Oregon sheriff says the bodies of two people have been found east of the small town of Bonanza and the case is being treated as an apparent double homicide. Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger said the county’s major crime team was activated last night after the bodies were found.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police in the small Willamette Valley town of Turner have arrested a 33-year-old woman accused of opening credit card accounts in the name of an elderly acquaintance and buying $15,000 worth of goods for herself. Marion County deputies say Lisa Zivney was arrested after a concerned bank employee contacted them about unusual activity on the 81-year-old woman’s account.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – A 28-year-old Portland man has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for the traffic crash that killed a friend last April in southwest Washington. The Columbian reports that Serengaw Ham pleaded guilty yesterday to vehicular homicide in the crash that killed 18-year-old Arnoux Benjamin, also of Portland. Court documents say a deputy found an opened 12-pack box of beer behind the driver’s seat and that Ham’s blood alcohol level was .12, above the legal intoxication threshold of .08.


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