1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


ALOHA, Ore. (AP) – The Washington County, Ore., sheriff’s office has identified the deputy who fatally shot a 52-year-old Aloha man last weekend. Sgt. Bob Ray said yesterday the deputy was Brian McLeod, a 12-year sheriff’s department veteran. McLeod is on leave pending an investigation by the Washington County Major Crimes Team. Ray said earlier that Robert Kimball Fox came out of his home Sunday afternoon carrying a loaded high-power rifle as deputies responded to a disturbance report.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A former Redmond, Ore., charter school director has been arrested on a child sex abuse accusation for the second time this year. The accusations against 39-year-old Michael Bremont involve two female students at two different schools. Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings says state police detectives arrested Bremont yesterday on one count of second-degree sex abuse. In that case, he’s accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old female Central Linn High School student.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon has ordered the former owner of a Medford bar and grill and his defunct business to pay $172,000 for demoting and then firing an assistant manager because she was pregnant. The Medford Mail Tribune says Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian issued the decision against Gary Speaks and Cybercenter Sports Grill. Speaks says he won’t appeal the decision but neither will he pay Glover any money. He tells the newspaper he has “no assets whatsoever.”

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Workers at Hewlett-Packard in Corvallis are wondering whether they should take a buyout or risk a layoff. The tech giant is expected to announce job cuts – 27,000 worldwide. In Corvallis, where HP has a campus, the Gazette-Times reports that qualifying workers can take a buyout, but they’ll have to have to make up their minds quickly. Employees have until June 22 to decide. Financial planners tell the paper the terms are generous. The company has capped the amount of buyouts.


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