3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/11/2013 10:33 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Eugene city prosecutor says police didn’t do anything improper in arresting a driver suspected of DUI even though her breath test showed a “low blow” blood alcohol content of .01 percent – well below the state limit of .08 percent. Police suspected 23-year-old Leah Bailey was under the influence of marijuana last October after she was stopped for crossing into a bicycle lane. She said she had one beer at a party but no drugs. Urine test results the next month showed she was telling the truth. The charge was dismissed last week.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Nike says it has not yet made a decision where to expand in Oregon. A spokeswoman said yesterday it’s moving ahead with those plans now that the Legislature acted. The state passed a law at a special session last month to freeze the tax structure for Nike for 30 years if it invests at least $150 million to create 500 more jobs. The Oregonian reports Nike is considering two locations – its headquarters at Beaverton and a site near downtown Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Invasive bullfrogs have gobbled up 95 percent of Oregon spotted frogs in their Northwest range. But researchers at Oregon Zoo have found that spotted frogs at Conboy Lake north of Hood River are surviving alongside the bigger bullfrogs because they were a little harder to catch. Using a high-speed camera, researchers found the Conboy Lake frogs had a much faster response time to a sudden threat than spotted frogs from the Puget Sound area.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge has convicted an Oregon man of providing heroin that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old high school student. Aleksey Dzyuba was prosecuted under a federal law that carries a penalty of 20 years to life in prison if the drugs distributed result in death or serious injury. The 43-year-old suburban Milwaukie man had been accused of supplying heroin last April to Toviy Sinyayev, who lapsed into a coma and died. Dzyuba, convicted yesterday, will be sentenced on April 2.


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