Man accused in parents' deaths

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) -- A Salem man has been charged with aggravated murder in the deaths of his parents at their home in Dallas just west of Salem.

The Polk County sheriff's office said the bodies of 61-year-old David Scott Jondle and his 58-year-old wife Marilyn Jondle were found Aug. 31 after deputies responded to a report of an unconscious person.

The couple owned Abundant Life Farm, and were well known in the Oregon sustainable agriculture community.

Investigators said the couple both appeared to have suffered trauma but it had not been determined exactly how they died.

Their son, 20-year-old Andrew Jondle, was charged with aggravated murder and was being held at the Polk County Jail.

His girlfriend, 46-year-old Cindy Lou Beck of Salem, was charged with hindering prosecution.

Indiana bans walnut shipments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana's wildlife agency has issued an emergency rule banning walnut products from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and six other states from being shipped into Indiana.

The rule took effect Aug. 30 and is intended to prevent a tree disease that afflicts black walnut trees and other walnut species from reaching Indiana.

Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources say Thousand Cankers Disease is a major threat to the state's black walnut trees.

The new rule also applies to walnut products from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee and Utah.

It bans walnut nursery stock and a variety of unprocessed products such as firewood and mulch from being shipped into Indiana.

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