2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/22/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Salem police officer shot and killed a 26-year-old man who, officers say, refused repeated warnings to drop his firearm. Police say the incident began Sunday evening when a woman called police and reported her boyfriend had a gun and was threatening to kill himself. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.98. That’s down nine cents in a week and it’s back to the same price of a month ago. The highest gas prices were reported in the Medford-Ashland area at $4.04 a gallon, while Salem had the lowest prices at $3.95 a gallon.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A public memorial service was held over the weekend for a former University of Oregon music school dean who died last month. The Register-Guard reports music scholars from across the country joined family, friends and co-workers to celebrate the life of former University of Oregon School of Music and Dance Dean Anne Dhu McLucas. McLucas was 71 when she died last month in an assault.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Vancouver, Wash., police SWAT team arrested a suspect in the theft of an English Bulldog puppy stolen at gunpoint from an Oregon City, Ore., couple. KGW reports that the dog was recovered unharmed. The 23-year-old suspect was arrested after a three-hour standoff. Police tracked down the suspect after a kennel got a call offering to sell the puppy for $2,000.


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