3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A man stabbed a pit bull dog to death at Roseburg to save a dachshund it had in a deadly grip. Brett Patton of Winston tells KPIC he was playing disc golf with friends yesterday when a friend’s dachshund was attacked by a pit bull that broke its leash. Patton says he asked the pit bull’s owner if he could kill it He says she said yes. The pit bull owners told KPIC they did not give permission to stab their dog.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A norovirus that sickened members of a Beaverton girls’ soccer team was traced to a reusable grocery bag the girls passed around when they shared cookies. The next day six of the girls fell ill with severe gastroenteritis – vomiting and diarrhea. The Oregonian reports an epidemiologist with Washington County discovered the virus on the bag’s handle two weeks later. The outbreak occurred in 2010, but the investigative report was just published.

DUNDEE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a missing 75-year-old Sherwood man was found dead in a car that crashed down an embankment off Highway 99W near Dundee. A truck driver reported seeing the car yesterday in heavy brush. Troopers say Richard Smith apparently drove off the road last weekend.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The union for bus drivers who serve elderly and disabled passengers in Multnomah and Washington counties has announced a strike. The drivers work for First Transit, under contract with TriMet. The union says pickets went up this morning at the TriMet building in Portland.


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