3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Police say a man beat an acquaintance to death in Medford with a golf club in an unprovoked attack. Travis Asbill was indicted yesterday in Jackson County on a murder charge in Sunday’s slaying of Donald Mack at his home. The Mail Tribune reports Asbill had been out of prison for a little more than a year after serving seven years for an attempted murder conviction.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – A large derelict dock washed ashore this week on Agate Beach near Newport, leaving some wondering if it was torn away from Japan by the March 2011 tsunami. The concrete and metal pontoon is 66 feet long, 7 feet high and 19 feet wide. A state spokesman tells The Oregonian there’s no obvious evidence it crossed the ocean from Japan. But it will have to be removed from the beach. If it can’t be refloated, it may have to be dismantled.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State University says tickets will be available for 1,000 members of the general public to hear first lady Michelle Obama give the commencement address on June 17 in Reser Stadium. People can reserve up to two tickets on the OSU commencement website. People must show photo ID to pick up tickets June 12 and June 13 at the stadium ticket window.

BORING, Ore. (AP) – The 38 members of the Boring Community Planning Organization gave a unanimous “aye” vote yesterday to declare the Clackamas County town “a pair for the ages” with the Scottish village of Dull. The organization hopes the publicity and sale of Dull and Boring T-shirts will boost tourism.


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