1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/05/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Two men are jailed in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old Cottage Grove man. The Register Guard reports 34-year-old Robert Paul Smith and 46-year-old Kenneth Robert Lee are being held in Lane County in connection with the January shooting of Terry Fruichantie. Witnesses say he was shot by one of two men during an apparent robbery attempt.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A teen who repeatedly attacked strangers in downtown Portland has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison. The Oregonian reports 19-year-old Anthony Jonah Farris gave investigators no reason why he attacked people within a one-block radius of Pioneer Courthouse Square on Jan. 28. Farris was also sentenced to three years’ post-prison supervision.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Longshoremen at the Port of Portland arrived on time yesterday and were doing their job unloading a container ship after a judge ordered them to stop an illegal slowdown. The port was hoping to have the container ship unloaded before today. The Oregonian reports longshoremen moved 15 containers an hour yesterday. The normal rate is 27 an hour.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon social service officials are allowing certain food stamp applicants to deduct medical marijuana costs from their income when qualifying for benefits. The Oregonian says only elderly or permanently disabled Oregonians who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance may file for the deduction, which officials say is seldom used.


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