1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/01/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police rescued a hungry and thirsty 2-year-old boy from an east Portland house where a woman’s body was found yesterday. The Oregon state medical examiner says that 40-year-old Micaela Quinn died of natural causes. Police say the child appeared to be in good health but was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Authorities will try to find his relatives.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police are looking for the driver of a black SUV that fatally injured a 60-year-old man, then drove off. Sgt. Pete Simpson said late last night that the victim, a pedestrian, had died at a Portland hospital. The man’s name was not immediately released. The driver in the southeast Portland crash was believed to be male. Other details weren’t available.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A lawsuit filed by 12 Oregon National Guardsmen against an Iraq War contractor has gone to a Portland jury. The jury of six men and six women were given the case at 4 p.m. yesterday after a three-week trial. They will decide whether Kellogg, Brown and Root is responsible for the soldiers’ exposure to a harmful chemical, and whether that exposure led to their ongoing respiratory illnesses. The soldiers argue that the fear of future illnesses is causing them to suffer emotional distress.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Eugene City Council has agreed to sell a nearly two-acre downtown plot to a credit union. Part of the site has been used as a garden to produce fruit and vegetables for charities. The Register-Guard says the council vote was 6-2 yesterday. Northwest Community Credit Union is buying the land for $1.23 million, with plans to build a corporate headquarters.


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