1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/06/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

BURNS, Ore. (AP) – A member of the small, armed group that has been occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon says he believes federal officials have issued warrants for the arrest of five group members. The FBI in Portland referred calls to the Harney County Joint Information Center, which said in a statement it had no information on arrests or arrest warrants and that authorities were “still working on a peaceful resolution.”

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Trial is set for a former Wisconsin police officer accused of killing an Oregon woman whose body was found in a suitcase along a rural highway. WITI-TV reports that the trial for 54-year-old Steven Zelich is scheduled to begin Jan. 25. It’s expected to last two weeks. Zelich is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the 2012 death of 19-year-old Jenny Gamez, from Cottage Grove, Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland city auditor has fined Uber $2,000 for violations of lobbying rules. Mary Hull Caballero says the ride-sharing company failed to disclose that political consultant Mark Weiner was working as a lobbyist on its behalf. Weiner arranged a secret meeting at his home that included Uber representatives and two members of city council he has advised – Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick.

OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) – Search and rescue volunteers found the body of an Oregon man who was reported missing in late December. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says Mark “Jason” Manderscheid’s body was found in the Salmon Creek area near Oakridge. A volunteer dive team recovered the body and the medical examiner will do an autopsy.


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