3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A custody dispute in Salem has ended with
seven people injured. Police tell the Statesman Journal a mother
was trying to drive away from a volatile situation yesterday when
her car struck three people in an apartment parking lot. Two were
treated at a hospital. Police said four other people had minor cuts
and scrapes in the fracas. The woman was not arrested but could be
charged after an investigation.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Fares go up Thursday for TriMet train and
bus commuters in Portland. It’s the fourth September in five years
with fare increases for TriMet users. The Oregonian reports TriMet
is also cracking down on fare cheats. Between July 20 and Aug. 15
the agency handed out nearly 2,000 citations to people trying to
ride for free. The citation carries a $175 fine.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Pacific Power says wire theft at a
substation is to blame for a Sunday night outage that affected more
than 7,000 customers in the southern Willamette Valley. The utility
says thieves are risking serious harm and putting repair crews in
danger for wire that usually sells for very little as scrap. It
took until 2 a.m. yesterday to restore service to Pacific Power
customers and some customers of the Emerald PUD that shares
transmission lines.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A community café in Portland is collecting
scrap metal for a fundraiser. The Rosewood Café is asking
supporters to drop off any kind of metal on Sept. 10 at the
non-profit café that is meant to be a community meeting place. The
metal will be sold for cash.

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