Date: 09/26/2012 10:29 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – A man convicted of killing a Chicago couple in 1991 in Seaside will remain in prison. The state parole board ruled yesterday that Andrew Metz is not likely to be rehabilitated. The Daily Astorian reports the ruling prevents Metz from seeking early parole from his 60-year sentence for killing Duncan and Ellen McKinnon in their hotel room.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – Officials in Wilsonville are warning the public to watch out for homemade bottle bombs, after four were found Monday in parks. They were safely disarmed. The bombs use household chemicals that expand when mixed and can cause a soda or water bottle to explode.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A former inmate of Multnomah County’s Inverness Jail has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the sheriff’s office of improper strip searches. The civil rights suit filed in Portland by Joseph Cunningham says while he was in jail in the fall of 2010 kitchen workers, including women, were forced to strip at the end of each shift with numerous deputies watching.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – The Navy wants to expand military training at the Boardman Bombing Range. An environmental analysis says options including using the range for drones, adding a machine gun range, demolition training and mortar pads. The range is used by planes from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station for low-altitude training as low as 200 feet.
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