1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/30/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Fingerprint comparison has allowed Oregon authorities to identify the second of two men found fatally shot on an abandoned ranch near Bonanza. Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger said yesterday that the Oregon State Police crime lab had identified the second body as that of 32-year-old Everardo Mendez-Ceja of Richmond, Calif. Last Friday, the other man was positively identified as 38-year-old Ricardo Jauregui, of Oakley, Calif. The bodies were found Oct. 18.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Court records show the wife of a Gresham, Ore., man charged with kidnapping and killing a 21-year-old barista has filed for divorce. Multnomah County Circuit Court documents say 24-year-old Amanda Holt filed her petition Friday. The Oregonian reports she and 25-year-old Jonathan Holt have been married for two years. Jonathan Holt is charged in the Oct. 16 death of Whitney Heichel (HIKE’-ell) of Gresham. The Holts were neighbors of Whitney Heichel and her husband.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two Oregon teenagers who didn’t return from a weekend hike are safe after spending two nights in wet, windy weather. A representative from the Clackamas County sheriff’s office says 17-year-old Jackson Chandler and 16-year-old Bradley Nelson were found yesterday afternoon and did not need medical attention. The teens are Boy Scouts and were described as “experienced backpackers.”

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a Portland man to more than four years in prison for using his graphic design skills to create high-quality fake identification documents for a team of identity thieves. U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman also ordered 36-year-old Gregory M. Zimmerman to pay nearly $350,000 in restitution to his victims. Zimmerman pleaded guilty last May to one charge of bank fraud, admitting he participated in the scheme from 2003 to 2006.


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