Date: 08/21/2013 09:28 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s attorney general says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last summer that struck down mandatory life sentences without parole for two 14-year-olds does not apply to Kipland Kinkel. The Oregonian reports the state has asked a Marion County judge to throw out Kinkel’s latest request for a new sentencing hearing. Kinkel was 15 when he gunned down his parents in their Springfield home in 1998, and then killed two students and wounded 25 others at Thurston High School the next morning.
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – Linn County sheriff’s deputies say 70 sheep were killed when the commercial trailer that was hauling them overturned on a road in the Willamette Valley. The sheriff’s office says the two farm workers who were in the vehicle weren’t hurt in yesterday’s crash. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports deputies say the rig’s trailer tipped as it went around a corner.
RENO, Nev. (AP) – Lawyers for the U.S. Forest Service are trying to persuade a federal judge in Reno to lift an emergency order blocking a Nevada tribe from auctioning off horses gathered last week near the Oregon line. The judge granted a temporary restraining order to wild horse advocates Friday night that prohibited the Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone from selling any unbranded mustangs at an auction in Fallon where hundreds of other horses were sold on Saturday.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State coach Mike Riley isn’t ready to name his starting quarterback just yet. Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz both had starts last season and are competing for the starter’s job this fall. Riley had said he might have a decision by last weekend, but Sunday passed with none. Yesterday he broached the topic before reporters could ask about it, saying he had no news.
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