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BODY RECOVERED-STATE PARK
Crews recover body of teen who drowned at state park
(Information from: KPTV-TV, http://www.kptv.com/)
ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of an 18-year-old man last seen in the water at Milo McIver State Park, about 30 miles southeast of Portland.
KPTV-TV reports that crews responded to the area Wednesday afternoon for a water rescue in the Clackamas River after witnesses said they saw the man slip under the water.
No further details were immediately available.
27-year-old man arrested in fatal shooting of wife
(Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com)
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the death of his wife in Vancouver, Washington.
The Columbian reports that police responded to a weapons disturbance call at a home Tuesday night. A probable cause affidavit says deputies found Amanda Marjama dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
A relative told police they heard a gunshot and found Todd Richard Marjama in a bedroom holding a revolver. Another relative found the woman’s body in a bathroom.
Authorities say the man fled but they caught up with him in a driveway a few blocks away.
Todd Marjama was treated for injuries at a Portland hospital and booked into Clark County Jail on a murder charge. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.
EUGENE HOMELESS CAMP
Nonprofit to open homeless camp for women in Eugene
(Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com)
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene’s newest city-authorized homeless camp, which primarily serves women, is set to open next week.
The Register-Guard reports the nonprofit Community Supported Shelters will start operating the site Tuesday. The camp has operated unofficially for about a month, and is the nonprofit’s fourth camp in the city.
The director, Erik de Buhr, says the organization has more than 60 people on a waiting list for the new camp.
He says both single women and couples are welcome at the site, but single men will be turned away.
The camp is operating under a city program that allows up to 20 people to sleep overnight at designated areas.
Community Supported Shelters’ three other campsites focus on other populations, including young men, veterans and people with disabilities.
Ex-wrestling coach gets 10-year sentence for sex abuse
(Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/)
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — A former youth wrestling coach has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing several boys.
KATU-TV reports that Wyatt DeRemer, of Gresham, was sentenced Wednesday.
The 25-year-old had admitted in court earlier this month that there was sufficient evidence to convict him of molesting four boys who were between 6 and 13 at the time of the abuse.
DeRemer had been arrested last year after a mother told police the coach had inappropriate contact with her son.
New study predicts higher revenue, public jobs under IP28
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new, union-backed analysis of Initiative Petition 28 — Oregon’s biggest-ever corporate tax hike proposal that’s headed for the November ballot — shows the measure could generate nearly $3.38 billion in additional tax revenue next year and as much as $4.3 billion in a decade, plus add more than 30,000 government jobs.
The study was released Wednesday by the Northwest Economic Research Center at Portland State University, and some of those revenue and employment projections are larger than the state’s findings last month.
The state, for instance, expects annual revenues to stay in the range of roughly $3 billion while creating almost half as many new public-sector jobs as the other study.
Our Oregon, the union-backed group behind IP 28, paid the research center $45,000 to do the study.
Ammon Bundy bodyguard pleads guilty in Oregon refuge case
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bodyguard for Ammon Bundy has pleaded guilty in Oregon’s ranching standoff case.
In federal court in Portland, Brian Cavalier admitted Wednesday he conspired with others to prevent Interior Department employees from doing their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He also pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in a federal facility.
Cavalier is the sixth defendant to plead in the case. The others got a deal in which prosecutors agreed to dismiss the gun charge.
In exchange for Cavalier’s plea, government prosecutors will recommend a sentence well below the maximum of 11 years in prison.
Cavalier also faces charges for his involvement in a 2014 standoff with federal agents at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch. Cavalier’s plea deal is with Oregon alone, and there are no promises in the Nevada case.
‘Rainbows’ on Vermont mountain bring message of light, love
MOUNT TABOR, Vt. (AP) — People are crossing the country to attend this year’s Rainbow Family of Living Light and connect with others they feel share their goal of peace, love and illumination.
But hosting up to 10,000 people in primitive campsites on a Vermont mountainside strains the resources of the U.S. Forest Service and some locals see the event as an intrusive gathering of aging hippies.
The decades-old annual gathering of “Rainbows,” as they call themselves, is expected to peak July 4.
Rainbow Jai Love, of Eugene, Oregon, says many people who thought they were lost, find friendship and family.
Mount Tabor store owner Cindy Kapusta says she’s just trying to be prepared for the thousands of people descending on her town.
WESTERN WILDFIRES-THE LATEST
The Latest: Navajo Nation crew deployed fire shelters
POTRERO, Calif. (AP) — A group of firefighters who had to deploy their fire shelters this week while battling an Arizona blaze were part of the Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew.
Six firefighters in the 20-member crew deployed their shelters Tuesday, a few days after the three-year anniversary of a fire that claimed the lives of 19 Yarnell Hotshot crewmembers.
The Yarnell Hotshots deployed their fire shelters in a last-ditch effort to save themselves. The lightweight cocoons are made of reflective material and are intended as a firefighter’s last resort.
The six who deployed their shelters Tuesday were treated for smoke inhalation but were otherwise uninjured. They haven’t been identified.
Authorities are still investigating what led to the deployment of the shelters but said the hotshot crew was in an area where the fire wasn’t yet controlled.
The fire is burning on 71 square miles on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
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