Date: 01/28/2014 09:28 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
THREE FORKS, Mont. (AP) – Residents of the small Montana town of Three Forks say they can’t believe that a man they knew as Zac Taylor was actually 55-year-old Daniel Chafe, a fugitive on rape and other sex charges from Oregon. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that Chafe had no criminal history in the county. He was arrested Jan. 15 and is awaiting extradition to Oregon, where he faces trial on six charges of rape, five counts of sexual abuse and seven counts of sodomy.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a Fish and Wildlife trooper gave chase southwest of Bend when he spotted a man driving a stolen Cadillac. Troopers say the driver of the stolen car took off at a high rate of speed yesterday afternoon but the trooper was able to catch up once the Cadillac turned onto dirt roads. Richard Roy of Shady Cove was jailed on a felony parole violation warrant and for investigation of new offenses.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Gov. John Kitzhaber says he’ll give up on plans to build a new bridge across the Columbia River if the Legislature doesn’t fund the project during the five-week session that begins next month. Plans call for widening part of Interstate 5, replacing the bridge and extending Portland’s light-rail to Vancouver.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene man arrested after he was bitten by a Marion County sheriff’s police dog says the dog did a good job but he wants a rematch – and he predicts he could win the next round. Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Baldridge says 35-year-old Joshua Stephenson told a deputy, “You have a great dog. He did his job very well, but next time in a fight I could take him.” KGW-TV reports that Baldridge says Stephenson was arrested Friday for investigation of DUI and other charges including interfering with a police animal.
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