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No sign of film-driven missing outdoorsman

– A short break in windy weather on Thursday allowed a rancher with a helicopter to search a rugged mountainside in southeastern Oregon for a young Oklahoma man who set out to test himself against the wilderness.

However, rancher Patty Jenkins saw no trace of Dustin Self, who was last heard from a month ago after being inspired by the movie “Into The Wild.” Self’s lime green tent was not visible, either.

Self’s pickup truck was found Monday on the northeast flank of Steens Mountain. Jenkins flew over the area and five nearby cabins used by hunters and cowboys.

22 years for murder of grandson

A 75-year-old woman has been sentenced to at least 22 years in prison for killing her teen grandson at their home in suburban Detroit.

Sandra Layne got a minimum sentence of 20 years for second-degree murder Thursday, along with a mandatory two-year prison sentence for using a gun to kill 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman. Hoffman was shot six times, including twice in the back.

Threat, no bomb at Cal State-LA

The campus of California State University, Los Angeles, was evacuated Thursday after someone telephoned a bomb threat, but a police search turned up nothing, authorities said.

University spokesman Paul Browning said the school’s president ordered the evacuation as a precaution at noon.

A bomb squad was dispatched, but the search was called off at about 2:30 p.m.

4 found dead in Ohio basement

Four adults were found dead Thursday in the basement of a northeast Ohio townhome, all shot in the head.

Someone discovered the bodies at a complex on Akron’s northeast side, according to Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority executive director Tony O’Leary.

Police told media outlets that two men and two women who appeared to be in their 20s had been shot in the head, but no other details, including their names, were immediately released. It wasn’t clear whether police were looking for any suspects.

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