1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The U.S attorney’s office says a 61-year-old man who used some of the money from seven Oregon bank robberies to pay prostitutes and exotic dancers has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison. At yesterday’s sentencing, U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken also ordered Ferrell Lee Brier of Eugene to pay more than $33,000 restitution. He earlier pleaded guilty to robbing the banks between October 2009 and May 2010.

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) – Witnesses say a gunman charged into the office of a Southern Oregon real estate agent he blamed for breaking up his marriage, chased the man outside and shot him. Then, the witnesses tell the Roseburg News-Review, the gunman told police in Myrtle Creek to “just shoot me. Kill me.” When it was over Wednesday, 58-year-old John Bocock of Myrtle Creek was dead. A witness says police yelled at him 20 to 25 times to drop his weapon, but he wouldn’t. The agent, 51-year-old Vince Lytsell, was in the hospital in fair condition.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police have arrested eight people and reopened a downtown street blocked the past week by Occupy Portland protesters. Officers moved in about 6 a.m. yesterday and took away the few protesters who had not agreed with Mayor Sam Adam’s request the afternoon before to quit barricading Main Street. The protesters were camping on two park blocks divided by the street.  Adams and the police say the occupation of the street was disrupting traffic for thousands. The eight face charges disorderly conduct and interfering with officers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Republican presidential contender MittRomney will visit Portland today for a private fundraiser. The Oregonian reports tickets range from $500 for a breakfast to $2,500 for a photo. Romney also held a private fundraiser last July in Portland. He visited Seattle yesterday for a fundraiser and a speech to Microsoft employee about trade policy.

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