2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EAGLE POINT, Ore. (AP) – A southern Oregon man has pleaded not
guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of his roommate.
KDRV-TV reports that Dylan Ashmun of Eagle Point is accused of
fatally shooting Joseph Faaeteetee (fay-ah-TEE-tay) last month. The
death was initially reported as a suicide but detectives got
conflicting stories from witnesses at the house north of Medford.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – A fugitive from Oregon has been
arrested in Connecticut after asking a police officer for help in a
dispute with his landlord. Bridgeport police say Kenneth Robertson
flagged down an officer on routine patrol Monday and asked for help
in getting his belongings out of an apartment from which he had
been evicted. Police ended up charging Robertson with assault and
disorderly conduct for allegedly beating his landlord. Officers
later learned he was wanted in Clackamas County on a warrant
charging him with three felony assaults.

LOWELL, Ore. (AP) – A hard-working tire slasher managed to
flatten tires on all six of the Lowell school district’s buses,
guaranteeing a day off for the roughly 300 students. Superintendent
Aaron Brown reported the vandalism to Lane County deputies but
sheriff’s Capt. Byron Trapp tells The Register-Guard that his
office lacks the staff to immediately respond to most property
crimes. So Brown is doing some sleuthing himself. He says he
assumes students are to blame and he plans to interview some of
them. In his words, “It’s a small town; people talk.”

SEATTLE (AP) – Striving to reduce the trash it sends to
landfills, some Seattle city officials are weighing whether to stop
picking up garbage from homes every week. Officials say switching
to every-other-week garbage collection would save the city about $6
million a year. They say it will also reduce neighborhood truck
traffic and potentially keeping 1,400 tons of waste out of the
landfill. Portland began less-frequent garbage collection last

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