3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/06/2012 10:43 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The woman accused of receiving a $2.1 million fraudulent tax refund from the state of Oregon is in custody after a court hearing in Salem. Krystle Reyes was originally arrested June 6 but released because of jail crowding. The 25-year-old Salem woman is accused of filing a fake electronic tax return claiming the $2.1 million refund. It was red-flagged by the Oregon Revenue Department’s automated checking system but then approved after a manual check.

VENETA, Ore. (AP) – Witnesses to the June 23 plane crash that killed four people near Venata say they heard the engine stop shortly after the plane took off from a private airstrip. The Register-Guard reports a preliminary report by the NTSB doesn’t indicate what may have caused the Cessna’s engine to quit. The crash remains under investigation. The four people killed worked for the Oregon Country Fair at Veneta, west of Eugene.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Three Portland police officers have been injured in a fight yesterday, arresting an erratic man for the second time in two days in which officers used a Taser on him multiple times with little effect. The Oregonian reports Charles Freeman left a hospital wearing only a hospital gown or bedsheet and tried to carjack a van before officers attempted to take him into custody. He was arrested in Gresham a day earlier under similar circumstances.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A camper who was carrying an emergency locator signal didn’t know it accidentally went off in his backpack west of Bend when first responders arrived. Lance Peterson of Battle Ground, Wash., and his two sons ages 11 and 13 were setting up camp last evening in the Devils Lake area when it happened. KTVZ reports the sheriff’s office says it will continue to respond to such signals, but it’s asking users to monitor the gear so it’s only used in true emergencies.


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