Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

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.

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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.

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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.

Rachael McDonald

As the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge seems to be near an end, a fundraising campaign opposing it has been suspended. Leaders of the “Go Home” campaign say after a man died this week, they felt it was appropriate.

4 Remaining Militants Say They're Ready To Leave Refuge

Jan 28, 2016
Rob Kerr / AFP/Getty Images

Just four people remain at the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The group spoke with OPB by phone Thursday morning.

OPB/Multnomah County

New information came out in federal court in Portland today about the militants arrested Tuesday night and charged with occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The Federal Government outlined its case today against the group led by Ammon Bundy.

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As the events in Harney County continue to evolve, KLCC's Anni Katz spoke with several Burns residents, to get a sense of how the community is feeling.

Media Leaves Refuge

Jan 27, 2016
John Sepulvado / OPB

Most media outlets – including OPB – have pulled their teams out from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. As John Sepulvado reports, media left the occupied area after militants began to act erratic in the early morning:

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