2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/25/2013 09:31 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – University of Oregon football player Josh Huff has been acquitted of an intoxicated driving charge. Prosecutors had accused the Ducks wide receiver of driving under the influence of marijuana last March. The six-member Eugene Municipal Court jury deliberated for about 2 1/2 hours before returning its verdict yesterday. Huff told The Register-Guard that he was relieved but also expected the verdict because, in his words, “I am innocent.”

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a 20-year-old Portland woman drove 50 miles to reach the man she thought was her client after being solicited for prostitution through phone and text messages. But there was something unusual about the destination: It was the Salem Police Department. Stranger still, police say the woman walked past several uniformed officers and clearly marked signs reading “Salem Police Department” before trying to contact the man she thought was her client. Instead, she was arrested. The phone and text messages were part of a sting operation by Salem police, who first identified the woman through a website.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Marion County health officials are advising residents to be aware of possible measles symptoms after seeing the first case since 2000. The Statesman Journal reports it’s a 5-year-old boy who was in the county from last Friday through Wednesday when he was diagnosed at a Portland hospital. County health officials say he had traveled internationally. New local cases are rare because 95 percent of people in the region have been vaccinated.

SANDY, Ore. (AP) – Firefighters have rescued a black Lab that fell through lake ice southeast of Portland. Sandy Fire Chief Gary McQueen said fire crews responded yesterday to find a dog named Mango about 40 feet from shore with his back legs stuck in mud and his front legs on top of the ice. He was unable to pull himself out. Borrowing a neighbor’s boat, firefighters used an ax and a rubbish hook to pull and chop their way through 2-inch-thick ice to rescue the dog.


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