2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/10/2013 09:25 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A woman accused of taking part in ecoterrorism firebombings is scheduled to enter a plea today in federal court in Portland. The Oregonian reports 40-year-old Rebecca Rubin is expected to plead guilty to conspiracy and arson charges for her role with the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front. Investigators blame the groups for 20 fires across the West from 1996 to 2001 that did $40 million damage, including wild horse corrals, lumber mills and Forest Service offices in Oregon.

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police fish and wildlife officers are hoping the public can help identify those responsible for two illegally killed elk found recently near Seaside. Sgt. Tim Schwartz says wildlife troopers responded on Oct. 2 to a report about elk found on the Lewis and Clark Mainline near Seaside. Most of the meat had been removed from both elk.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police in Salem say an armed man who holed up in a hotel room was found dead last night several hours after shots were heard in the room. Lt. Dave Okada said there were no other injuries. He said the man checked in yesterday at the Phoenix Inn. Okada says an acquaintance had called police to say the man was despondent.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho game wardens say five hunters from eastern Oregon are facing charges and potentially stiff fines for hunting deer in southwest Idaho before the season officially got underway. Idaho authorities announced the charges Tuesday – several weeks after setting up a sting operation that included planting a decoy deer. Wardens say one of the hunters fired six shots at the decoy deer and citations were issued for killing a real deer out of season.


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