1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/22/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SEATTLE (AP) – Officials in King County, Wash., have charged a man accused of killing his grandparents at their Seattle-area home with first-degree aggravated murder – which carries that state’s ultimate penalty. Michael Chadd Boysen was arrested March 12 after a standoff at a Lincoln City, Ore., motel and had been held at the Multnomah County Jail in Portland. Department of Corrections officials say Boysen arrived in King County yesterday. A spokesman for the office says prosecutors now have 30 days to decide if they want to pursue the death penalty or a life sentence. Boysen is accused of strangling his grandparents March 8.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon health officials are investigating after one man died and more than a dozen other people fell ill after attending the same meeting. The Oregonian says 43-year-old Kevin Weeks of McMinnville was among 40 people at a State Forests Advisory Committee meeting March 15 in Forest Grove. It featured a catered breakfast and lunch. Last weekend, 15 of the attendees developed severe gastrointestinal symptoms. Weeks stayed home sick Monday. He was dead by late Tuesday morning.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – U.S. marshals say a former Oregon teacher who fled after a federal jury found him guilty of possessing child pornography is back in the United States after being deported from Mexico. Eric Wahlstrom is the supervisory deputy U.S. marshal in Oregon. He says Logan Storm initially told Mexican officials he was someone else when they arrested him on March 12 in Mexico City. Wahlstrom says authorities sent documents and photographs to a Mexican court, which determined that the man was Storm and authorized the deportation. The Oregonian reports Storm was being held yesterday in Houston.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – It’s not the usual thing in the Portland suburb of Beaverton, but police say there was indeed a pig running along city streets. Officer Mike Rowe says a caller described the animal as “a regular farm pig.” By the time officers responded yesterday, a resident had corralled the animal in a yard. The Oregonian reports that one officer was a former member of Future Farmers of America so he helped get the pig loaded into a department van and transported to a nearby animal shelter.


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