3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – The pastor of the Beaverton Grace Bible Church is suing a member who started an online blog. Julie Anne Smith says his Beaverton Grace Bible Church Survivors blog is a place for former members and others to share their opinions and experiences. KGW reports the suit filed by Pastor Charles O’Neal claims words including “creepy” and “control tactics” amount to defamation.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – More than 1,000 people attended a candlelight vigil at the University of Oregon last night for a student who died Friday of meningitis. The father of 21-year-old Lillian Pagenstecher said she had survived a previous bout with the disease and remained at risk because of a genetic protein deficiency. The Register-Guard reports people who were in close contact with her were advised to see a doctor for an antibiotic, as a precaution.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Washington County deputies say 49-year-old Tamera Verley of Aloha was killed yesterday afternoon when the car she was driving went off a winding, gravel road and over an embankment. Three passengers in the car were taken to a hospital in Portland with serious injuries.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An elderly Portland man called firefighters for help when his dog disappeared in a sinkhole in his back yard. Portland Fire officials say firefighters found the dog yesterday at the bottom of a 6-foot hole. They carefully widened the hole until the dog could be lifted out and reunited with its owner.


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