Date: 01/22/2016 03:59 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
BURNS, Ore. (AP) – The FBI says its response to the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon by an armed group has been careful because authorities want to avoid violence. The armed group began occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon on Jan. 2 to protest federal land use policies. Ammon Bundy said he agreed to speak with authorities today.
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – The four men involved in the crash of a 40-foot crabbing boat on the Oregon coast have been identified. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office identified the captain as 52-year-old Port Orford resident Glen Burkhow. Burkhow survived the sinking of commercial fishing boat, Eagle III. The Sheriff’s Office says a man whose body was recovered has been identified as 52-year-old Blane Steinmetz of Port Orford. Officials say 37-year-old Daniel Matlock and 31-year-old Joshua Paulus, also of Port Orford, remain missing.
HONOLULU (AP) – The Marine Corps says the 12 Marines who were in two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii are considered dead. The Marine Corps says casualty assistance calls officers personally notified each family of the change. Lance Cpl. Ty L. Hart, of Aumsville, Oregon, was on board one of the aircraft. The Marines were from various states and ranged in age from 21 to 41.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two Portland police officers who expressed support for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Facebook were ordered to receive counseling, and a third retired. The Oregonian reports that police documents show that Officers Rich Storm and Kris Barber were ordered to undergo command counseling for damaging the police bureau’s reputation. Rob Blanck retired.
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