3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – The Washington County sheriff’s office says an Aloha woman is making no attempt to keep her 2-year-old daughter safe. The toddler was found twice this week wandering along a busy road wearing only a diaper. After the first incident Monday deputies tracked the mother to a nearby apartment and arrested Alexandra Watkins on a child neglect charge. Watkins got out of jail Tuesday night and regained custody of her daughter. After the girl was found wandering again the next day, Watkins was jailed again.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Health officials are warning southern Oregon residents to update their dogs’ distemper vaccinations because an outbreak of the virus has been found in the local fox population. The Mail Tribune says wildlife biologists have fielded more than a dozen calls in the past two weeks regarding gray foxes displaying strange behavior, such as walking in circles and foaming at the mouth.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon State trooper who was arrested for causing a bomb scare in Mt. Angel has been sentenced to 5 years of probation. The Statesman Journal reports Joseph Conklin of Springfield pleaded guilty to resisting arrest. Mt. Angel police arrested Conklin in February after he led officers to believe that explosive devices were in two areas of the community.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Lottery is revamping plans for an Internet game site it intended to call “The ORcade.” The launch was put on hold last fall after gambling critics said free games and social media networking might appeal to children. Lottery managers are now recommending some ideas suggested by an advisory group. They include a feature that would shut down the website when a user exceeds a time limit.


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