1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) – A man who once pleaded guilty to attempted murder is in custody after an Oregon mental health worker was stabbed to death while visiting him in St. Helens. Police Chief Steve Salle says that Brent Redd, a mental health services client, called police at about 8 a.m. yesterday to report that Columbia Community Mental Health worker Jennifer Warren had been stabbed. Warren died and Redd was hospitalized. The Oregonian says no charges were filed against Redd as of 8 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A bicyclist from Washington state has died after being struck by a pickup truck near Grand Ronde. The Statesman-Journal reports that 65-year-old Steven Y. Dayley of Washougal was pedaling on Oregon Highway 18 when he was struck by a pickup Saturday afternoon. Dayley was with people in the organized “Reach the Beach” bicycle ride, but police said he was not an official entrant. The ride begins at four different locations in the Willamette Valley, ending in Pacific City.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Somebody is targeting softball team vans for thefts at Delta Park in North Portland. Police say thieves broke into a team van belonging to the Grays Harbor College softball team between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at the park. The suspects stole property worth $6,500 and not all of it was related to the game. The thieves stole a C-PAP breathing machine, used to for sleep apnea, plus laptop computers and other personal property. Police don’t know if the thefts are related.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Millions of people across Asia and the western United States watched as a rare “ring of fire” eclipse crossed their skies. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was seen in the western U.S. late yesterday afternoon and in Asia early today. In some parts of the U.S., special camera filters for taking photographs have been sold out for weeks in anticipation of the big event.


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