Date: 01/14/2013 10:34 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – After Portland Meadows switched from winter to summer racing in 2012 attendance increased, but wagering decreased as the track went up against competition from other tracks for the attention of out-of-state bettors. The owner, the Stronach Group, told The Oregonian it has not yet committed to a horse racing season this year at Portland Meadows. A study says horse racing provided about 800 jobs in Oregon in 2010 and about $146 million in direct economic activity.
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – The Clackamas County sheriff’s office says a SWAT team shot a suicidal man who was armed with a gun early this morning at a home in the southwestern part of the county. Negotiators and the SWAT team tried to resolve the situation, but the sheriff’s office says the man was shot about 2 a.m. “due to his actions.” He was taken to a hospital with injuries that appear to be non-life-threatening.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – Beaverton police say a gas station worker was injured after a 73-year-old driver crashed his SUV into a minimart. KATU-TV says Gabriel Sugarman of Beaverton crashed his Cadillac Escalade into the Chevron station yesterday afternoon while trying to park. Police say the impact collapsed an interior wall, which fell on a female clerk. Sugarman told officers he pushed the accelerator instead of the brake when he was parking. He was cited for careless driving.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has moved to Portland, hoping to complete a number of media projects about his life. The 67-year-old told The Oregonian on Saturday he’ll live there for the next 18 months. He is collaborating with a local illustrator on a graphic novel about his experiences in Belize, where authorities want to question him as “a person of interest” in a Nov. 11 killing there. McAfee has denied any involvement.
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