2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/11/2013 09:27 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police responded to northeast Portland intersection about 1:30 this morning where a caller reported finding a woman on the ground. She appeared to be have at least one stab wound and was rushed to a hospital. Police searched the area in the King neighborhood for possible evidence.

LAKESIDE, Ore. (AP) – State Police say 60-year-old Jon Copsey of North Bend is dead after the pickup truck he was driving left Highway 101 and hit a tree at Lakeside in Coos County. His wife, Beatrice Copsey, was treated at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay and released.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Jackson County judge has been sanctioned by the Oregon Supreme Court for excoriating a serial child molester at his sentencing by telling the man that he will “rot in prison.” The Medford Mail Tribune reports Judge Tim Barnack told Richard L. Taylor on Jan. 21 that community members wondered why he wasn’t hanging from a tree. In 2011, Taylor was found guilty of 21 counts related to child sex abuse and was sentenced to life on each count.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Lenders are turning to the courts system, thanks to an appellate-court ruling that is itself being appealed and a new state foreclosure-mediation law that has done little to stem the tide of foreclosures being filed. The Bend Bulletin reports that has led to an overflow of foreclosure filings in one Central Oregon court. What were once 50 filings in 2010 and 158 in 2011 grew to more than 500 filings in 2012. Deschutes County expects more than 1,200 foreclosure filings this year. They are drawn-out affairs that can last two years.


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