2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/12/2016 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for sex trafficking. The Oregonian reports that Charles Douglas Miguel previously pleaded guilty to transporting women across state lines for the purpose of prostitution and witness intimidation. Prosecutors say Miguel frequently beat and intimidated the women working for him.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A teenager accused of stabbing a retired Portland police officer has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. KATU-TV reports that the 17-year-old has been charged as an adult in connection with the Jan. 2 attack on Jeanette Brown while she was walking her dog in Tigard. The victim is still recovering from her wounds.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police say they are investigating racially charged threats that were left for a Salem family as a potential hate crime. The Statesman Journal reports that the notes threatened to kill the family and were signed “KKK” with a cross. Copies of the notes have been circulating on social media.

BURNS, Ore. (AP) – The leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon says he and the others are going through documents stored at the refuge to expose how the government has mistreated local ranchers who use federal land in the area. Ammon Bundy says his group is not accessing computers used by employees at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside Burns, but he said they do have access to government files and are looking through them.


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