3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/12/2012 10:28 AM

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that Medford police can collect a $1 million cash prize originally awarded to a woman who purchased a scratch ticket through illegal means. The Mail Tribune reports that Christina Goodenow argues that it was excessive punishment to strip her of the $1 million in winnings. In 2005, Goodenow stole the identity of her boyfriend’s dead mother and used her Visa card to make $12,000 in purchases, including a winning ticket.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene man has pleaded guilty and apologized for his race-based intimidation of a 15-year-old stranger in downtown Springfield. The Register-Guard reports a Lane County judge also ordered 22-year-old Matthew Booster to destroy a large Confederate flag, which flew on Booster’s pickup truck as he drove it toward the fleeing victim.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – One member of Occupy Eugene has been arrested while about 40 others left a public plaza outside the federal building after officials ordered an end to the group’s 10-week, round-the-clock protest. Authorities say 58-year-old Emily Semple of Eugene was handcuffed late yesterday for failure to comply with an order. She was released a short time later. Protesters were told this week that officials would not extend a 60-day permit to protest 24 hours a day at the plaza.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old former North Eugene High school student accused of hacking into the school district computer system last month. The Register-Guard reports that records for the district’s roughly 16,000 students were accessed but authorities have not said whether the data were downloaded or copied. Police say the overall risk to other students’ information appears low at this point.


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