SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say a 25-year-old man has been charged with first-degree assault after stabbing his brother outside an apartment complex Saturday night in a dispute over finances. Police say 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez suffered several stab wounds to his right leg and thigh. Dominic Ramirez was located inside the family’s residence and taken into custody.
They arrive from every corner of Oregon — and even from across the country — on a remote gravel road just outside the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Thirty cars line the small parking area at Whitewater Trailhead 68 miles east of Salem, their owners stepping into the bright sunlight on a recent Saturday wearing hiking boots and carrying backpacks for a journey into one of the… ... more