3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A Hillsboro sex offender has been sentenced to two years in prison after he violated probation for the second time this year. Tyler James Miller’s probation officer learned he had used drugs. The Oregonian reports Miller spent about a month in jail early this year for returning to the gym where his crimes occurred. He was originally convicted in 2006 of molesting young girls in the daycare of a fitness center where he sold memberships.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Salem jury has convicted a 64-year-old man of 13 drug and sex crime charges for giving girls methamphetamine in exchange for sex. Police arrested Edward Johnston in October after they found a runaway girl at his home. Detectives determined he also had made a drugs-for-sex deal with at least one other underage girl. He’ll be sentenced Wednesday.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The hit-run accident Wednesday night that took the life of an 18-year-old in Eugene was the second fatal hit-and-run on that stretch of road in two weeks. Police are still looking for the drivers in both fatalities. Oregon State Police say fatal hit-and-run crashes are fairly rare in Lane County and it’s very unusual to have two in a short time on the same road.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – Three years ago the city of Albany spent millions to upgrade its sewage treatment plant with the expectation it would significantly reduce the amount of sludge at the end of the line. Most of the sludge was supposed to be devoured by microbes, but it hasn’t worked as planned. The city is negotiating with the company responsible for the last upgrade to see if improvements may be covered by a warranty.


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