Date: 10/30/2015 03:59 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Health officials say a teen girl from eastern Oregon has contracted the bubonic plague. Officials say the Crook County girl is believed to have acquired the disease from a flea bite during a hunting trip. The girl is recovering at a hospital intensive care unit. Her condition isn’t known. Eight human cases have been diagnosed in Oregon since 1995. No deaths have been reported.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon wildlife officials are recommending that wolves be removed from the state’s Endangered Species Act list. The state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote on the recommendation at its Nov. 9 meeting in Salem. Eighty-one wolves now live in Oregon. Wildlife officials said the species is not in danger of extinction here. But some independent scientists disagree with that conclusion.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Investigators say a man who was shot and killed by police along Interstate 5 had pointed a loaded gun at a state trooper. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man as 36-year-old Jasper Levi Adams of Grants Pass. Senior Trooper Jason Perrizo fired one shot that killed Adams instantly.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – A family from southwest Washington had an unexpected visitor. A small black bear cub wandered along Erica and Bruce Hazen’s country road, peeking into their kitchen through a glass door. The Daily Astorian reports the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will take the bear cub a rehabilitation facility where other bear cubs are being raised. The hope is that he’ll eventually be released into the wild.
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