Date: 07/22/2014 03:59 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii are phasing out pesticides similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators. An official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said there is scientific evidence that neonicotinoids kill bees and other pollinators. The region covering Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Hawaii is the first in the agency to ban neonicotinoids. They will be phased out by January 2016.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolves killed a domestic calf on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The East Oregonian reports wolf activity had been reported in that remote part of the forest, but never confirmed until now. ODFW believes at least two or three wolves were present when the calf was killed.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison. The East Oregonian newspaper reports that 48-year-old Jesus Chacon of Hermiston was arrested last fall after the girl told her parents about the abuse. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says Chacon could also face deportation.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Police say in a northeast Hillsboro neighborhood is the victim of some unusual vandalism such as smeared maple bars and doughnuts left atop car windshield wipers, and pastries littering a yard. One woman told officers she’s seen more than a dozen incidents of food smeared on cars, including yogurt, cakes and eggs. Police think kids are likely behind it.
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