3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/15/2013 10:42 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


BORING, Ore. (AP) – The Jackson County sheriff’s office says a man was shot and killed in a hunting accident near Boring. Deputies were called Saturday and found the victim about 100 feet down a steep ravine. KVAL reports he died before he could be loaded into a LifeFlight helicopter. Deputies say everyone involved in the shooting is cooperating with investigators.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Medford man is scheduled for sentencing today in the deaths of his wife and four young children. Fifty-three-year-old Jordan Adam Criado entered Alford guilty pleas in March to aggravated murder charges. In return for the guilty pleas, Jackson County prosecutors are not seeking a death sentence and are recommending life in prison without parole. Criado admitted killing his wife in July 2011 when she came home after spending all night out of the house.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Zoo celebrated Packy’s 51st birthday yesterday with a 40-pound “cake” made of apples, carrots and celery for what’s believed to be the oldest male Asian elephant in North America. Packy was born in Portland in 1962. KOIN reports demonstrators outside the zoo said curators should retire Packy to a sanctuary where he can live out the rest of his life.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a male victim has been shot in a drive-by shooting in North Portland. The Oregonian reports the shooting was late yesterday eens or young adults were gathered at the corner. A vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots. The shooting victim was taken by private vehicle to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. The victim’s name was not immediately available. Police say his injury is not life-threatening.


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