Date: 07/16/2015 04:00 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Police in Grants Pass are investigating the death of a man whose body was found outside a home where someone reported a prowler. The caller reported that a man was trying to break in, and shots were fired. Police found the 32-year-old man dead outside.
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – A bedridden Oregon man is facing sexual abuse and human trafficking charges after police say he sexually abused caregivers hired through Craigslist. Police in Newport say the 67-year-old offered workers a place to stay and then threatened them with eviction if they declined sexual contact. Four victims have come forward but police think there may be more.
JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) – The drought and low mountain snowpack are taking a toll on salmon in Oregon. State officials say biologists have counted 109 dead chinook salmon in the John Day River, probably because the water temperatures in the mid-70s are too high. The section of the river east of John Day is marked by little vegetation that would shade and cool the water.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – People looking to camp in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness next year will need to reserve a spot in advance. The Forest Service is implementing a permit system after the popular destination saw a 41 percent increase in campers from 2012 to 2014. The permits will cost between $6 and $9 per night.
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