Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
IRRIGON, Ore. (AP) – Oregon authorities say a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of Irrigon Junior/Senior High School was bogus. Morrow County Sheriff Ken Matlack tells the East Oregonian that investigators detained the student who made the threat yesterday afternoon. She told authorities there was no explosive device at the northeast Oregon school. No other information about the suspect was immediately available.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Salem police have identified three children and their mother who died in what is being called a murder-suicide in which the father also died. The children’s father was found dead in a car in Cottage Grove. He has not yet been officially identified. Police say 26-year-old Natalya Lazukin was killed, along with her daughters, 3- to 4-month old Sefi, 1-year-old Zoe and 3-year-old Angelica. A sixth person found dead on the street near the house has been identified as 21-year-old Devin Matlock.
COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) – The Coos County sheriff’s office says a 29-year-old Coos Bay man on trial on multiple counts of sex abuse has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The World newspaper reports that the man died yesterday. The sheriff’s office says the man shot himself with a 12-gauge shotgun and his body was found near a creek. The newspaper says no note was found. The man’s name hasn’t been released.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Josephine County has tapped a one-time source of federal funds to keep three deputies on patrol after the failure of a public safety levy forced the sheriff to make deep cuts. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reported yesterday that county officials drew $435,000 from the county road fund that will keep three deputies patrolling for a year. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson called the move “Robbing Peter to pay Paul,” because it has to be paid back.
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