Date: 06/22/2012 03:59 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say human remains found last summer in the Umatilla National Forest of northeast Oregon are those of a 21-year-old man who vanished three decades ago. Forest Service officials say DNA tests match Keith Zunke, who disappeared during a field trip in the forest. The Tri-City Herald reports that Zunke was living at Stonecreek Lodge, a Walla Walla, Wash., group home for people with developmental disabilities. Zunke was declared legally dead in 1983.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 52-year-old Clarkston, Mich., man has survived a 500-foot fall on a popular route to the summit of Oregon’s Mount Hood. Clackamas County sheriff’s Sgt. Adam Phillips says Gary Morgan suffered a serious injury to a hip and leg. He was at roughly the 10,000-foot level on the 11,239-foot mountain when he fell yesterday. Phillips says the man fell and slid several hundred feet, unable to attempt to stop his fall since he lacked an ice axe. He landed in some snow at the end of his fall.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Two men have pleaded guilty in Southern Oregon to charges from a drive-by shooting and police chase that left one man wounded and another dead of crash injuries. The Medford Mail Tribune reports 20-year-old Miguel Angel Carbajal was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years for attempted murder and other charges, while 19-year-old Francisco Javier Campos was sentenced to 12 years for conspiracy. Another man in their car died in a crash when police gave chase.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two large, rambling bull elk prompted Oregon authorities to briefly close U.S. Highway 26 west of Portland because of concern that the animals posed a danger to passing motorists. Washington County sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Ray says people could easily die if they hit something that big. The Oregonian reports that deputies responded about 9 a.m. yesterday to a report of elk running along the highway near Hillsboro Stadium. Deputies tried for more than an hour to corral the animals.
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