2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A young Oregon man who fatally shot
another man during a drunken brawl east of Portland has been
sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter. Miguel
Ibarra-Romero was 18 at the time of the December 2010, shooting. He
told police that he drank six beers and smoked marijuana in the
hours before his group of friends had a run-in with another group
of young men. Killed was 24-year-old Jose Roberto Pool-Puc.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police say a high-speed chase that involved
two stolen vehicles whipsawed between Eugene and Springfield before
a determined police dog chased a fleeing man into the Willamette
River and bit him on the rear. Police say 34-year-old Jeremy
Carlson of Eugene was booked into jail.

ARCATA, Calif. (AP) – Federal biologists are considering
Endangered Species Act protection for the Humboldt marten, a cousin
of the weasel found in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the Humboldt marten was thought
to be extinct in California until 1996, when a trail camera got a
photo of one in Northern California. Since then two other
populations have been found in coastal mountains in Southern

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Weighing in at 28 pounds, Walter the cat
is among the largest to be put up for adoption at the Oregon Humane
Society in Portland. Shelter Executive Director Sharon Harmon says
her organization is looking for an owner who can help Walter shed
some weight. Harmon says the cat’s owners had to give him up when
they moved into an apartment that doesn’t allow cats. Through the
end of the month, he and other adult cats at the shelter can be
adopted for just $12 each.

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