Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who was nicknamed the TriMet Barber in 2009 after he was arrested for cutting a woman’s hair on a bus has been sentenced in Portland to two years in prison for lewd acts on buses. The 26-year-old Jared Walter pleaded guilty to sexual abuse and public indecency for two incidents in May, shortly after he was paroled in the hair-cutting incident. The Oregonian reports Walter said in court he wants to get help to deal with his obsession.
SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) — Sherwood police have placed Officer Adam Keesee on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation of his wife, Denise Keesee. She is accused of having sex with two students when she taught at Sherwood High School. Officer Keesee was a resource officer at the school. Denise Keesee was charged last week in Washington County with sexual abuse. A lawsuit was filed last week against her and the district by one of the victims seeking more than $5 million.
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies say a distraught man armed with an AK-47 rifle and a handgun temporarily barred relatives from leaving a burning house on the Oregon coast. Sgt. Mark Meister said the Otis man’s two daughters, his wife and his mother made it out safely. No one was injured. Meister says after a half hour of negotiating, the man surrendered to deputies. The house was destroyed.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — About 60 National Guard members in Pendleton have been told they will not be deploying to Afghanistan in January as expected. The Oregon Military Department said this week that the Oregon National Guard Chinook helicopter aviators would no longer head to Afghanistan because of a drawdown in forces.
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