Date: 09/29/2015 09:20 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man accused of kidnapping and torturing two women in Portland has been arrested in Mexico after being on the run for 24 years. The Oregonian reports that Paul Jackson was arrested yesterday in Guadalajara. Police say Jackson and his brother Vance Roberts kidnapped prostitutes, drove them to Roberts’ home and held them captive for days. The pair was arrested in 1990, but after their mother bailed them out they vanished. Roberts surrendered in 2006, convicted and sentenced to 108 years in prison.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – A Klamath Falls woman is jailed without bond on charges that she killed her boyfriend. The Herald and News reports 60-year-old Kim Johnson Noud was charged with homicide in court yesterday in the shooting death of Kenneth Wilkinson.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Another group has begun work on a ballot proposal to boost the minimum wage in Oregon. The Raise the Wage Coalition says it hopes the Legislature will act to increase the minimum wage, but if not, they’re prepared to go to the voters to seek a minimum $13.50 an hour wage. A separate group that’s pushing a $15 statewide minimum wage began collecting signatures last week.
WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) – While the city of Warrenton’s website was hacked this weekend, police say the personal information of staff, employees, vendors, businesses and customers was not compromised. The Daily Astorian reports that the main webpage was replaced with a single image of what appeared to be graves marked by wooden crosses and a derogatory message about U.S. presence in Iraq. The website also played a song in a foreign language.
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