1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/03/2014 03:59 AM

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PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) – Difficulty contacting witnesses in the military has slowed an investigation of Prineville’s police chief, who was put on leave last September. The Bulletin reports that officials have released few details about the reasons for the investigation of Chief Eric Bush, beyond describing it as a personnel matter unrelated to the administration of justice. Investigators have had a difficult time arranging interviews with a handful of witnesses because of their military commitments.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene man who had been accused of assaulting his 92-year-old former mother-in-law is now facing a manslaughter charge. William Brockamp was arrested Dec. 23, just hours after his ex-wife came home and found her mother, Viola Kelly, with a bloodied face and bruised arm. Kelly died eight days later, and The Register-Guard reports that prosecutors have now upped the charge to manslaughter.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – A Klamath County couple have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of their 18-month-old child. Twenty-six-year-old Thomas Hevener and 28-year-old Danielle Hevener entered their pleas Friday. A surviving 18-month old twin and children ages 7, 5 and 2 have been placed in foster care.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Police in Medford says a 5-year-old boy has been shot in the abdomen after finding his father’s unsecured gun. Medford police officials say the incident happened Saturday morning at the family’s trailer, as the boy’s father slept. The boy was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition.


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