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Man gets life in Silverton killing

SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man in a Silverton home.

Salmon will only get more water if die-off starts

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal agency said Wednesday it will release extra water into Northern California's Klamath and Trinity rivers once salmon start dying from drought-related disease, but not before.

Indictment details charges in fatal Creswell fire

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Lane County jury has indicted a 42-year-old Eugene man on charges that he killed two acquaintances and set fire to their rural home at Creswell.

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Accessory in 2011 killing spree pleads guilty

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for helping a couple get rid of a victim's vehicle during a three-state killing spree.

Ore. authorities search for missing man

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old man who was reported missing from a wilderness program in a remote area of Lake County in central Oregon.

Searchers find no sign of missing Dundee woman

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — It's been a week since 38-year-old Jennifer Huston of Dundee disappeared, and searchers are running out of leads.

Fire burns wood pellet business in Banks

BANKS, Oregon (AP) — A two-alarm fire has damaged the West Oregon Wood Products business in Banks, which makes pellets for wood stoves.

Eugene twins accused of child pornography jailed

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene twin brothers Jody and Jacky Allard have been returned from Colorado where they were arrested in May as fugitives. The two 42-year-olds were lodged Wednesday in the Lane County Jail on felony child pornography charges.

Another week of heat forecast for Northwest

The National Weather Service says highs will be in the 80s west of the Cascades and in the 90s and low 100s east of the Cascades.

Fourth missing Ethiopian athlete found in Washington

EUGENE (AP) — A University of Oregon Police Department spokesman says the last of four missing Ethiopian athletes who went missing during the World Junior Championships has been found.

Tribal leaders say auto racing plan still alive

BEND (AP) — Tribal officials say they haven’t given up on the idea of an auto racing complex on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon.

Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow most of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.

Group: no Fukushima radiation in Oregon

SALEM (AP) — A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no evidence of contamination has been found in Oregon.

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Carrico honored for heroism

Detective Jamie Carrico has received The Dalles Police Department Medal of Valor in recognition of actions to preserve public safety that put his own life in jeopardy last year.

Governor issues oil train review

PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a state review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.

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