3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/19/2012 10:32 AM

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YREKA, Calif. (AP) – Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in far Northern California have reopened after a series of traffic collisions involving about 60 vehicles shut down the roadway. The California Highway Patrol says the highway reopened at 5 a.m. today, about 12 hours after first reports of a crash near the Oregon border. Additional crashes were still occurring when the first officer responded. It’s not known what caused the pileup, although the CHP says the roadway was icy.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene man who drove over his estranged wife’s fitness instructor while he was walking his dog was has been sentenced to seven years in prison for attempted murder. The Lane County Circuit Court judge added eight months to the sentence for Francisco Ochoa for animal abuse for killing the dog. The Register-Guard reports Ochoa was acquitted of another charge of attempted murder for running into his wife’s car in the incident last March. She was not hurt.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – The man who directed a charter school in Redmond has been to 19 months in prison. Michael Bremont, who built up the Edmond Proficiency Academy, was convicted of sexually abusing two former students. KTVZ reports his arrest in February shocked students and parents.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A man was sentenced to 50 years in prison yesterday in Clackamas County for killing a woman in 1991 during a sexual attack. The Oregonian reports it was the fifth time Todd Davilla has been sentenced in the death of Lisa Flormoe. Four previous sentences were set aside by appeals court rulings that the judge had not correctly followed guidelines. Davilla was 16 years old when he attempted to rape Flormoe in Wilsonville and stabbed her with a Boy Scout knife.


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