Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

Cliven Bundy Denied Bail At Hearing

Feb 16, 2016

A federal judge in Portland denied bail for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy at a hearing Tuesday.

Magistrate Judge Janice Stewart agreed with prosecutors that Bundy posed a flight risk, is a danger to the community, and should be held in jail while awaiting trial.

"I agree with the government, if he's released and goes back to his ranch that will be the last the court will see of him," Stewart said.

Salem-based attorney Noel Grefenson represented Bundy, and said he would appeal the judge's decision.

FBI Allows Media First Look At Malheur Refuge

Feb 12, 2016
Conrad Wilson / OPB

The FBI has started processing the crime scene at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.  It could be several months before the refuge is reopened. The police presence at the refuge is still significant.

After 41 days, the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge concluded when the last four militants surrendered to the FBI. Reactions to the occupiers’ every move came in real time online as negotiations streamed live.

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Jail has more than doubled its capacity since voters approved a public safety levy in May of 2013. An additional 20 local beds were recently made available.

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The attorneys for Ammon Bundy, could potentially be violating Oregon State Bar guidelines.

Jes Burns / OPB

The leaders of the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been arrested. But Harney County remains a tense, and in some ways, a divided place. Conversations about the occupation have dominated social media and dinner tables. Many locals say they’ve felt stressed and anxious for weeks.

City of Eugene

Vandals uprooted about 100 trees planted along Eugene’s Amazon Creek. The trees were planted last month in honor of The Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service.

Amanda Peacher / OPB

A crowd of Burns residents and self-described militia group members gathered outside the Harney County courthouse Monday. One group was protesting law enforcement and the death of an occupier, while the other group was there to support law enforcement.

Rob Kerr / AFP/Getty Images

The FBI says agents are negotiating with the four remaining militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to get the occupiers to come out peacefully. The occupiers seem willing to go, but say they don't want to face charges.

FBI video screengrab

The FBI confirmed Thursday that the militant who died Tuesday was fatally shot by law enforcement. The man shot was LaVoy Finicum, a spokesperson for the armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The FBI released aerial video showing the Tuesday evening encounter between two of the militants' vehicles and law enforcement.

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