3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Republicans have made clear their preference for the GOP nomination by choosing Mitt Romney in yesterday’s presidential primaries. Oregon has 25 presidential delegates up for grabs and most if not all are going to Romney. Romney has all but clinched the nomination, and is well on his way to winning the 1,144 delegates needed to get it.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A driver who caused a fatal 2009 car crash while in a diabetic episode has been sentenced in Bend to a year in prison. The Bulletin reports 50-year-old Dodd Hook agreed to plead guilty to criminally negligent homicide to avoid a manslaughter charge that carries a sentence of more than six years. Prosecutors say Hook caused the crash by failing to manage his diabetes properly.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A videographer who helped make an Ashland video to raise awareness of sexual assault has pleaded guilty to child sex abuse charges. Fifty-year-old Mark Butterfield was sentenced to four years in prison. The Mail Tribune reports Butterfield shot video at a 2010 “Take Back the Night” rally in Ashland.

SCAPPOOSE, Ore. (AP) – A car crashed into a natural gas line at Scappoose, sparking a grass fire. The Oregonian reports homes and businesses within a half-mile were evacuated last evening while firefighters controlled the grass fire and utility crews repaired the line. Highway 30 was shut down for several hours.


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