3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Medford doctor who diverted opiates for his own use and administered drugs to an employee without her consent will have his medical license suspended for 60 days. The Mail Tribune reports that Dr. Shawn Sills could lose his license altogether if he fails to follow the requirements of a 10-year probationary term.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Occupy Portland protester has filed a federal lawsuit accusing police of excessive force during a demonstration last fall in which he says his back was injured. Justin James Bridges says he was swept up in a crowd Nov. 13 as police pushed demonstrators out of a downtown park. The Oregonian reports City Attorney James Van Dyke declined comment on the suit citing pending litigation.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Springfield businessman Jack Koehler says it’s time for the city to embrace its most famous fictional residents and create a shopping district with The Simpsons theme. He’s the owner of Sweety’s Frozen Yogurt and has a set of Simpson statues in front of his store. But the city’s community relations manager tells KVAL he doubts anyone wants to spend tax dollars to license cartoon characters.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Police say an Oregon man tried to cash a check from another man’s account, only to run into his victim at the bank. Medford police arrested 37-year-old Matthew Frombach on Saturday after the victim’s friend chased him down and tackled him outside the bank. Police say the victim had gone to the bank to discuss forged checks cashed on his account when Frombach showed up and tried to cash another check.


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