1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/23/2012 03:59 AM

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Police say they have no immediate suspects in the weekend killing of a taxi cab driver in Medford. Lt. Mike Budreau says evidence indicates that 58-year-old William Roy Huson of Talent was assaulted in the cab, robbed, and his body dumped in a field near the place his last fare wanted to go. Then the killer apparently drove the cab five miles to a parking lot and left it. Police say Huson had been shot once in the head. His body about seven hours later.

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) – Police in the Portland suburb of Tigard (TY’-gard) say an armed man who robbed a Chase Bank branch demanded a customer’s car keys to make his getaway. The Oregonian reports that the robbery took place about 5:30 last night. Police spokesman Jim Wolf says the robber told everyone in the bank to get down on the floor. No one was hurt.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – The Linn County sheriff says a Salem mushroom picker missing in rain and snow near the Mount Jefferson Wilderness has been rescued. Sheriff Tim Mueller says 61-year-old Lynette Gail Cubic was found late yesterday morning. She reportedly was severely hypothermic, incoherent and dressed only in undergarments. Staff Sgt. Ken Stewart dressed her in some of his extra clothes, put her in a sleeping bag to warm her and drove her to a trailhead. From there, medics took her to Salem Hospital. Confusion from hypothermia can cause victims to begin discarding clothes.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Republican 4th District congressional candidate Art Robinson has sued Democratic incumbent Peter DeFazio, alleging that several recent billboards mislead voters and violate federal election laws. The Register-Guard reports that the billboards show a prominent picture of Robinson with the words “Art Robinson says” followed by various comments. In the Circuit Court lawsuit filed yesterday, Robinson alleges that some of the billboards have no disclaimer as required by law, or that they do have it but in such small type that no motorist would be able to see that the DeFazio campaign is responsible for the signs.


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