1st Oregon News Minute

Date: 01/08/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Jackson County sheriff’s spokeswoman says authorities are working to identify human remains found in southern Oregon by a man mining for gold. Spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says the gold miner reported his find to the sheriff’s office late Saturday, saying the location was remote and could only be reached by foot. Deputies pinpointed the location of the remains near the Central Point, Ore., foothills. A deputy medical examiner and detectives recovered the skeleton on Sunday.

MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) – Sherlock Holmes might call it “The Curious Case of the Bullet in the Freezer.” Two sisters who live in the small community of Molalla know what happened – someone shot a “golf ball-sized hole” in their front door’s window and the bullet kept going – through a wall and into the back of their freezer. No one was hurt. Jessica Bush and her sister Jennifer tell The Oregonian they first thought their St. Bernard dog might have broken the window. But a closer look told them someone must have fired into their home.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The University of Oregon is bringing in generators to return power to darkened dormitories after a series of explosions rocked an underground tunnel. Nobody was hurt in the blasts yesterday, but about 3,000 students were left without heat or lights. Officials say it could take days to permanently fix the problem but generators should provide enough power to return to normal operations. University officials say electrical equipment overheated, causing circuits to ignite and melt.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Oregon say a woman told officers that her boyfriend choked her with his dreadlocks. Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the unidentified woman was taken to a hospital Monday for treatment of numerous non-life-threatening injuries. The police spokesman says 32-year-old Caleb Grotberg was arrested for investigation of several domestic violence felony crimes, including strangulation, fourth-degree assault and second-degree kidnapping. He’s due in court today.


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