MAN ON FIRE
Man hospitalized after suffering burns in Corvallis field
(Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com)
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Police in Corvallis say a man has suffered life-threatening injuries after being burned in a field east of the Highway 34 bypass.
The Gazette-Times reports that police had responded Wednesday to a call about a man on fire. Several agencies responded to the scene, and the man was taken to a Portland hospital via helicopter.
Chief Andy Louden with the Corvallis Fire Department says the man was no longer on fire when crews arrived, but firefighters had to put out flames on a nearby gasoline tank.
Police closed down the highway bypass in both directions for about one hour so the helicopter could land on the road.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Man arrested for alleged arson of Portland townhomes
(Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a fire that damaged several townhouses in northeast Portland was intentionally set.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the Wednesday morning blaze burned three townhomes, displacing at least eight adults and 11 children. No injuries were reported.
Officials say the 34-year-old suspect was arrested that night and charged with first-degree arson.
The displaced residents are being assisted by the Red Cross.
DRUG DEALERS SENTENCED
2 accused Eugene drug dealers sent to prison
(Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com)
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two Eugene men accused of dealing drugs in Lane County have been sentenced in federal court this week.
The Register-Guard reports that John Wade Holeman Jr. was sentenced Monday to nearly 3 ½ years in prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution operation. Authorities say undercover agents arranged to buy meth from the 55-year-old suspect. At least two of the alleged deals took place in Eugene.
A federal judge gave Billy Lynn Brosowske the same amount of prison time as Holeman on Monday. The 43-year-old man was charged with distributing heroin.
Both men had previous criminal convictions.
Woman arrested in fatal stabbing of man in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say officers have arrested a 33-year-old woman in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man.
Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said in a news release that 36-year-old Jerry Wayne Robinson Jr. Garrett was stabbed to death early Wednesday.
Police say Antoinette Garrett was arrested at the scene and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on murder and unlawful use of a weapon charges.
Police say the two were in a relationship.
RENO NEWSPAPER PRESIDENT
Oregon newspaper executive named head of Reno newspaper
(Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com)
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The president of an Oregon newspaper has been named the new head of the Reno Gazette-Journal’s digital and print publications, RGJ Media.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Ryan Kedzierski, the president of the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon, was named last week as president of RGJ Media.
Kedzierski already serves as the head of sales for RGJ Media. He’ll continue in his role leading the Oregon newspaper and the Kitsap Sun newspaper in Bremerton, Washington.
The Washington, Oregon and Reno papers are owned by Gannett Corp.
Kedzierski previously worked as a digital sales leader at The Arizona Republic and for Freedom Communications.
Oregon standoff leaders head to Nevada jail for new charges
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brothers who were acquitted in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge are heading to Nevada, where they will be tried on charges stemming from a 2014 standoff with federal agents near their father’s ranch.
The Multnomah County Jail roster shows Ammon and Ryan Bundy left the downtown Portland jail Wednesday morning. They are being flown to Las Vegas, where they will face more than a dozen felony charges at trial next year.
An Oregon jury acquitted the Bundys and five co-defendants last week of conspiring to impede federal employees from doing their jobs at a national wildlife refuge.
The brothers led the occupation to call attention to the plight of two imprisoned ranchers and express their opposition to federal control of Western lands.
OREGON COAST EARTHQUAKE
Small earthquake rattles Oregon coast
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Geographical Survey reports that a 3.8-magnitude earthquake shook the northern Oregon coast.
The agency’s website says the quake hit shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday near Warrenton and Astoria.
There have been no reports of damage.
Warrenton Mayor Mark Kujala and Police Chief Matthew Workman tell The Daily Astorian they both felt the quake.
Workman said he felt a second of movement, and then a thud. He checked in at a convenience store and employees told him nothing had fallen from the shelves.
SEASIDE CHILD DEATH
Mother of slain Oregon toddler sentenced to 15 years
(Information from: The Daily Astorian, http://www.dailyastorian.com)
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a slain Seaside toddler has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
Dorothy Wing was initially charged with murder by abuse in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Evangelina Wing. She pleaded guilty in January to the lesser charge of manslaughter and testified against her former boyfriend, Randy Lee Roden.
The ex-boyfriend was convicted of murder on Monday.
The Daily Astorian reports that Wing told the court at Tuesday’s sentencing that she knows she messed up and failed to protect her children.
Evangelina Wing died from blunt force trauma shortly before Christmas in 2014. Wing’s two sons were found badly injured.
Prosecutors believe all three children were tortured, burned, bitten and caged in the months before Evangelina’s death.
Roden will be sentenced later this month.
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