3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man was fatally beaten in December at the Occupy Eugene camp, and no one has been arrested or charged, although the case remains open. Police have wrapped up their investigation of two men involved in the fight. A Lane County prosecutor tells The Register-Guard he’s not speculating on whether charges will be filed in the death of Rick Youngblood of Florence. Authorities previously said the fight was mutual combat.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council has voted to pay another $300,000 to an outside law firm defending city sanctions against three officers accused of botching their encounter with a suicidal man who was shot and killed. The city has already spent $450,000 with the law firm Littler Mendelson, which was unsuccessful in its defense of the city’s firing of Officer Ronald Frashour, who fatally shot Aaron Campbell in 2010 and said he thought Campbell was reaching for a gun.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Although the Oregon constitution protects state lawmakers from being sued for what they say in the heat of debate, an appeals court says they can be ordered to testify on other matters related to governing. Yesterday’s decision means Senate President Peter Courtney and former House Speaker Dave Hunt can be compelled to testify in a case involving six anti-war protesters.

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There were fewer bank robberies in Oregon last year than the year before. The FBI reports 110 bank holdups in 2011 in the state, compared with 130 in 2010. The FBI in Portland told KTVZ most robbers are drug addicts who get very little cash and almost always get caught.


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