Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

The federal trial for seven of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge began Wednesday in Portland. A handful of occupation supporters and opponents showed up to watch the first-day proceedings, which were focused on jury selection.

Oregon Parks & Recreation.

Oregon State Police are taking the lead on a case where a sandstone rock formation was pushed over by tourists.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

  

Thomas Shahan, Flickr.com (top) and Chelsea Rutherford, KATU News (bottom)

The toppling and destruction of a sandstone formation at a state park site in Tillamook County is now being investigated as a possible case of vandalism.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports:

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown says jurors in the refuge occupation trial will hear from federal employees and see a video of a defendant chasing a "squirrel or mini groundhog."

In an extensive ruling issued Thursday, Brown laid out what disputed evidence and testimony would be allowed in the trial of Ammon Bundy and others accused of taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Tiffany Eckert

The civil lawsuit brought by former Register-Guard newspaper reporter Serena Markstrom was dismissed in court Wednesday. The dismissal was based on a pre-trial motion finding destruction of evidence. The judgment was rendered just before jury deliberation.

Lane County

A jury trial brought by a former Register-Guard reporter against the paper for discrimination and wrongful termination is in its second week.  Jurors heard witnesses for the defense in Lane County Circuit Court.

Serena Markstrom

On Friday, Lawyers for former Register Guard reporter Serena Markstrom rested their discrimination case in Lane County Circuit Court.  KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert was there.

Lane County

Testimony in the discrimination case brought by former reporter Serena Markstrom against The Register-Guard newspaper continued Thursday with Serena Markstrom on the stand for most of the day. Additional witnesses for the prosecution are expected to appear on Friday. 

KLCC

Jury selection begins in Eugene Tuesday for the discrimination case brought by Serena Markstrom against The Register-Guard newspaper. Forty-eight prospective jurors will be whittled down to twelve, possibly by the end of the day.

In a pre-trial hearing this morning, Lane County Circuit Judge Josephine Mooney hashed out language for statements and instructions to jurors.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene Police are taking a new tack in their approach to public safety downtown. A community outreach team tries to help people.

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