3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/12/2013 10:35 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – The Clackamas County sheriff’s office has asked federal aviation officials for permission to fly drones to take aerial photos and video. A spokesman says the radio-controlled small helicopters could be used in training and eventually at crime scenes. He told The Oregonian the sheriff’s office has no money set aside for a drone but wants to leave the option open for the future.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – At a forum last night on arming University of Oregon police, many students opposed bringing guns on campus but law enforcement officials said guns are a needed tool. The Register-Guard reports students who spoke said they feel the campus is relatively safe and guns would be overkill for the nature of university crimes. Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner backed up university and Eugene police officials who said the potential for serious crime on campus is real.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 30-year-old Portland man has been sentenced in federal court to 18 years in prison in a child pornography case. Rodger Strampher pleaded guilty last year to producing child pornography. The U.S. attorney’s office says another investigation turned up a photo taken by Strampher of a child being sexually abused.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eugene voters will be asked in May to approve fees on homes and businesses to help pay for the library and other city services. The fees could be $120 a year on homes and $360 a year on businesses. The Register-Guard reports the council dropped a proposal for a property tax levy as a way to raise revenue. The council is trying to fill a $6 million gap in the budget.


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