2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/08/2012 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon appeals court has overturned the 2009 conviction of a 19-year-old baby sitter who spanked a toddler in her care. The Oregonian reports that Samantha Irene Wright admitted spanking the boy three times. His mother picked him up on Nov. 5, 2007, and noticed bruising on his buttocks and leg. Prosecutors have 35 days to challenge the state Court of Appeals ruling.

PHILOMATH, Ore. (AP) – A 19-year-old community college student from Oakland, Calif., has died after he apparently hit a tree while riding an all-terrain vehicle in Philomath in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Benton County deputies say Shaquille Sayles was visiting friends and had gone riding ATVs with one friend at about 4 a.m. yesterday. The two got separated and Sayles was later found seriously injured. Deputies are investigating but they believe alcohol was a factor.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police say a bicycle rider was struck by a vehicle and fatally injured last evening in Salem. The man in his 60s was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was riding across a street when he was hit.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – USC says it has fired a student manager who intentionally deflated game footballs below NCAA-mandated pressure levels for the Trojans’ loss to Oregon last week. USC announced the dismissal of the unnamed student manager last night. Underinflated footballs are thought to be easier to catch and throw. The Ducks won anyway, 62-51. It was the worst defensive performance in USC history.


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