1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/20/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Gov. John Kitzhaber and athletic-wear giant Nike, Inc., have agreed to a 30-year deal that promises Nike that it will only be taxed on its in-state sales. The legislation was requested by Nike while it plans a $150 million expansion and 500 or more jobs. State lawmakers approved legislation authorizing the deal during a special session Friday.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A registered nurse who worked for three months at a Bend hospital has sued for $250,000, contending she was fired for reporting the misdeeds of co-workers. The Bend Bulletin reports in the lawsuit, Sonia Anderson describes a situation she believed constituted Medicaid fraud and says she watched an employee give care without the proper certification.

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) – Police say a pupil on an end-of-the-year field trip to see “The Hobbit” at a Tillamook movie theater found a loaded handgun on the floor beneath a seat. Police Chief Terry Wright says the gun found yesterday was a small, semi-automatic weapon with a round in the chamber and the safety off. Wright says he and his officers don’t think that the weapon was brought by a student or that it had been stashed.

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – A man wanted in a violent home invasion robbery in Oregon has been arrested in Southern California. Authorities allege that 25-year-old David Robert Friend and an accomplice forced their way into a Springfield, Ore., house in July 2011 and shot and wounded a man inside. The FBI says Lane County detectives are expected to take Friend back to Oregon soon to face prosecution.


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