3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/05/2013 10:42 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Police say Hillsboro Officer Timothy Cannon spoke to other Washington County officers by name and shot at them through walls as more than 50 shots were fired in his Forest Grove home when officers responded to a domestic violence call. The Oregonian reports details about the Jan. 20 shootout were included in a search warrant application that was released yesterday. The document says Cannon threatened to kill officers unless they left his home.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Bend say a 32-year-old man accused of killing a male guest at his home has been arrested for investigation of murder. KTVZ-TV reports Lt. Ben Gregory said Luke Wirkkala was arrested and jailed last evening in the death early yesterday of David Ryder. Gregory said the two men know each other. An autopsy is scheduled today. Gregory said the software engineer was “an invited guest” at the home.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Six Portland-area animal shelters say they’ve significantly reduced the number of homeless cats and dogs they kill. The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland says the shelters killed 40 percent of the animals they took in 2006. Last year the rate dropped to 19 percent. The number of kills dropped from almost 18,000 to about 6,000. The Oregonian says the shelters report success with microchips that identify lost animals and with spay and neuter programs.

PROSSER, Wash. (AP) – Ste. Michelle (san muh-SHEL’) Wine Estates plans to remake its Snoqualmie Vineyards tasting room at Prosser into a winery this fall for its Hot to Trot wines. The Tri-City Herald reports it will have a tasting bar, lounge and barrel room for the “14 Hands” brand. The name refers to the tall wild horses that lived in the Horse Heaven Hills. The company says the Hot to Trot blend has been the top-selling win in Seattle and Portland since mid-2011. The grapes come from vineyards in the Columbia Valley.


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