1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a man broke into an Oregon
couple’s home and started swinging an unlit Tiki torch while they
slept Christmas morning. Aaron Kirchmann of Aloha tells KGW-TV that
he awoke to find the man wearing nothing but socks and black shorts
that may have been his underwear. Police arrested a 28-year-old
registered sex offender who was still carrying the Tiki torch. They
say he was probably under the influence of drugs.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say a 24-year-old man who
was stabbed at home a month ago has been stabbed again at the same
location. Authorities say Brian Denault suffered stab wounds to his
chest and arm early Monday morning. Police say they don’t have a
clear picture of what happened because Denault was largely
uncooperative with investigators on both occasions. Lt. Robert King
says family members are likely suspects.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police say a 22-year-old man was killed
after driving the wrong way on a Eugene highway and colliding with
another vehicle. Authorities say Jonathan Golz, of Veneta, died at
the scene. His passenger, 28-year-old Rudy Adams Jr., of Eugene,
was seriously injured in the crash Sunday on Highway 99. The crash
also injured 21-year-old Amanda McNealy and her 55-year-old father,
Thomas McNealy, of Walterville.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police say four people were taken into
custody after they pitched tents on Eugene City Councilor George
Poling’s lawn objecting to his vote to close an Occupy Eugene
campsite. Poling tells the Register-Guard he was awakened by the
noise of people ringing his doorbell, banging on the side of his
house and yelling. About 15 protesters gathered around Poling’s
house a little after 8 p.m. Sunday, setting up three small tents.

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