3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) – A woman whose license was already suspended for drunken driving is suspected of DUI again last night when she crashed on Highway 99 in McMinnville. Police say the 44-year-old McMinnville woman said she was having a medical issue and refused to take a field sobriety test or submit a breath sample. She was jailed on drunken driving and other charges.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The Jackson County sheriff’s office says a Medford-area man killed his girlfriend’s dog and went on a burglary spree. Deputies responded Wednesday after the 22-year-old was reported to be passed out drunk in his yard in the White City community. They found blood inside the home which came from his girlfriend’s 6-month-old beagle, killed earlier in the day. Wallets and small electronics were swiped in the burglaries. He’s jailed on burglary and animal cruelty charges.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police have arrested a man they say is responsible for multiple vandalisms at banks and ATMs. The 25-year-old is facing 72 counts of criminal mischief. He’s held on $360,000 bail. Police say he was arrested at a home where he was squatting with four other people. Police say the two-year case involves vandalisms at bank branches and at the Portland Community College Cascade Campus.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – ODOT has terminated a contractor who was unable to overcome landslide problems on a project to upgrade a 10-mile stretch of Highway 20 from Newport to the Willamette Valley. The deal allows Yaquina River Constructors to walk away from the job after returning $15 million of the $173 million the state has paid.


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