SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Police in Oregon have identified three people killed in a motor vehicle crash as Guatemalans who worked on a Christmas tree farm. Oregon is the nation’s top Christmas tree producer. Like much of agriculture in the state, the industry depends on immigrant labor.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Oregon State Police failed to reveal DNA evidence that could have exonerated a man who has spent nine years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend. The judge has overturned his conviction. Nicholas McGuffin has consistently maintained his innocence in the death of Leah Freeman.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 50-year-old Oregon man who for years made thousands of anonymous vulgar phone calls to seven women in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports each victim received over 200 calls from Bob Ugwa in a two-year period; one woman received 1,162 calls from him at all hours. In June, Ugwa pleaded guilty to one count of cyberstalking and six counts of telephonic harassment.
FORKS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Forks, Washington, and a boy has been arrested. KOMO reports police were called just after 5:30 a.m. Sunday. They arrived to find a 19-year-old man dead at the scene from gunshot wounds. A boy described as a “juvenile male” was held at the scene by witnesses and arrested as the suspected shooter when deputies arrived.