2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/22/2014 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man who crept into a Portland home and hit a sleeping 6-year-old girl with a frying pan has been sentenced to at least seven years in a state mental hospital. Michael Parker agreed to the major facts in the case and a judge found him guilty of assault and robbery except for insanity. Police say the family didn’t know the girl was injured until she awoke with a headache.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – State Police say a woman has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of a man whose remains were found at a remote campsite in southern Oregon. Troopers say investigators believe the victim a man in his mid-30s. Police say Jacquelyn Kelly Novack of the southern Oregon town of Murphy was indicted April 18.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Ranchers in south-central Oregon have legally killed a nearly 500-pound black bear after one of their heifers was killed by a bear and the giant animal was found in the family’s cattle herd. State wildlife officials say the rancher obtained a kill permit before a family member shot the bear. Ranchers are legally allowed to kill bears that attack cattle.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian’s National Zoo wants to highlight the dwindling number of 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild by launching an “endangered song” on Earth Day. Today the zoo in Washington D.C. is releasing “Sumatran Tiger,” a song from Portland indie rock band Portugal. The Man. The song was recorded on 400 polycarbonate records that were designed to degrade after a certain number of plays. The only way to save the song is to share it through social media.


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