2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/20/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Lawyers for Occupy Eugene have filed a federal lawsuit seeking a change in rules to allow round-the-clock demonstrations on federal property to draw attention to homelessness. The Register-Guard reports that the lawsuit accuses the GSA of using an “unconstitutional permitting scheme” that enabled the agency to evict protesters from a plaza outside Eugene’s Federal Building last summer.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A man who was driving drunk when he caused a fatal crash in Cottage Grove has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. A jury convicted 33-year-old Jeremy Henry of Saginaw of manslaughter, reckkless driving and drunken driving. The Register-Guard reports he had a blood alcohol level of .35 percent and had been involved in two previous drunken driving incidents.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 27-year-old man who admitted beating an Oregon woman to death with a hammer has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison. The Oregonian reports that Daniel James Seale claimed the Clackamas County judge who imposed the sentence was corrupt. Seale also directed an obscenity at the victim’s family on his way out of court yesterday.

GRAND RONDE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon state police say a section of State Route 22 was closed for more than four hours after a big rig hauling two trailers of hay crashed near Grand Ronde, injuring the driver. The truck went off the right shoulder into a ditch Wednesday and the cab and first trailer overturned, trapping 61-year-old Daniel Pengelly of Cloverdale inside.


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