• Oregon Arsonist Sets Own Home on Fire to Ambush Firefighters

    An arsonist ambushed Oregon firefighters by torching his own house then shooting a rifle at the first responders, authorities said Thursday. Lance Taylor Jacobs, 60, eventually turned the gun on himself and ended the brief standoff early Wednesday morning in Springfield, Oregon, police said. After Jacobs sent firefighters fleeing for their lives, flames spread to […]

  • Oregon man gets 130 days in jail for harassing Yellowstone bison

    An Oregon man who said he and his buddy were on a “last hurrah” tour through national parks before he entered alcohol treatment was sentenced Thursday to 130 days in jail for his drunken behavior, including harassing a bison that had stopped traffic in Yellowstone National Park. Raymond Reinke’s crimes drew national attention when at least one […]

  • Trump pardons father-and-son ranchers who set fires on federal lands

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned father-and-son ranchers from eastern Oregon who were convicted of setting fires on federal lands. Dwight Hammond Jr., 76, and Steven Hammond, 49, were convicted of setting a fire in 2001 that consumed 139 acres of federal land,according to the Justice Department, which said the blaze covered up evidence of […]

  • Some States Planning to Sue Over Family Separations

    Washington and more than a half-dozen other states said Thursday that they plan to sue the Trump administration over a policy of separating immigrant families illegally entering the United States. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson made the announcement Thursday outside a federal prison in the city of SeaTac, south of Seattle, where about 200 immigration […]

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