6 wolf pups caught on trail cam in Mount Hood area — Officials say six wolf pups have been born this year to Oregon’s White River wolf pack in the Mount Hood area. Biologists with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs posted footage of the pups from a trail camera that was shared on Facebook by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Oregon. The White River Pack is located just southeast of Mount Hood and east of Timothy Lake. With five members in 2018, it was one of the few confirmed packs in Western Oregon, along with southwest Oregon’s Rogue Pack. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife carnivore biologist Derek Broman told The Statesman Journal that the current size of the White River pack is 11 animals. The latest wolf count shows Oregon is home to a minimum of 137 wolves. The majority are clustered in Northeast Oregon.
Man who threw girlfriend across room, killing her, sentenced — A Gresham man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, after he admitted to throwing her face-first into his bedroom floor, then waiting nearly 18 hours before bringing her to a hospital. Jose Funes-Zelaya originally offered various explanations to police about how 29-year-old Shay Martinez was injured. He told detectives Martinez suffered bruises from her job at FedEx, where the couple met and started dating about one year earlier, according to a probable-cause affidavit. Funes-Zelaya eventually admitted that he threw Martinez about across his bedroom about 5 a.m. on Sept. 10, 2017. She died two days later. In June, Funes-Zelaya pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter constituting domestic violence. Funes-Zelaya declined to make a statement in court Wednesday.
Police seek help finding missing actor — Police in Grants Pass are asking for the public’s help in finding Charles Levin, who has a long career acting in Hollywood films and television shows. Charles Levin, 70, was reported missing on Monday after his son called police concerned because he hadn’t heard from his father, said Grants Pass police Lt. Todd Moran. Levin had been in the process of moving and owns an orange 2012 Fiat. He is also known to frequently travel with a fawn-colored pug named Boo Boo Bear, according to police. Levin has played numerous roles on television comedies from the 80s and 90s like “Seinfeld,” “Night Court” and “Doogie Houser M.D.” Levin acted in more than a dozen movies, too, including “The Golden Child,” “Annie Hall” and “This is Spinal Tap.” Anyone with information was urged to contact the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety at 541-450-6260.