1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/01/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines jetliner has made an emergency landing in Portland after the pilot lost consciousness. Airline spokesman Paul McElroy says the co-pilot landed Flight 473 safely after declaring an emergency to get priority care for the pilot. McElroy says the pilot lost consciousness “somewhere over Oregon.” He later regained consciousness and left the cockpit. The Boeing 737-700 with 116 passengers and five crew members left Los Angeles about 6:30 last night and touched down in Portland at about 9 p.m. The pilot was taken to a hospital but there was no immediate word on his condition.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A jury has found an Oregon man guilty of federal terrorism charges. Mohamed Mohamud was accused of leading a plot to detonate a bomb at Portland’s 2010 Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. The device he thought was a bomb was a fake, supplied by undercover FBI agents posing as members of al-Qaida. Jurors rejected the 21-year-old Mohamud’s claim that he was entrapped or induced by an FBI sting that began to target him as a teenager. Sentencing is set for May 14.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A 42-year-old Grants Pass man has been convicted of manslaughter for stabbing his neighbor in a street fight. A jury returned the verdict yesterday in against Kiley Hudson in the 2011 killing of his neighbor, 60-year-old Gary Salomon. The Grants Pass Daily Courier says the verdict came after jurors indicated they couldn’t reach a decision on a murder charge. Hudson testified the fight started after Salomon trespassed and refused to leave, and said the stabbing was self-defense.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A 20-year-old Oregon man who pleaded guilty to putting his grandmother’s small Chihuahua-mix dog in a 350-degree oven because it nipped him has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years of probation. Kevin Dean Parrish of Lyons, southeast of Salem, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony aggravated animal abuse and misdemeanor animal abuse. With credit for time served, the Marion County sheriff’s office says Parrish should be released Feb. 16. The dog is expected to survive.


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