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E. Oregon rancher indicted after dead, starving cattle found

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — An eastern Oregon rancher has been indicted by a grand jury after authorities say they discovered dead and starving cattle.The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/2nq8Zuu) in a story on Saturday that the indictment against 55-year-old Michael Hockensmith of Hermiston includes 14 counts of first-degree animal neglect and 186 counts of second-degree animal neglect.Each count in the indictment represents one animal in the herd.