1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/14/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge in Portland has sentenced a 34-year-old man to more than 14 years in prison on a heroin conviction linked to a fatal overdose. U.S. Senior District Judge Ancer Haggerty sentenced Jacob Tolman of Portland yesterday. The Oregonian reports that Tolman was charged in connection with the November 2011 overdose death of 23-year-old Zachary Holland of Milwaukie, Ore. Court documents say Tolman had supplied a heroin addict who then sold the drugs to Holland.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska corrections officials say confessed serial killer Israel Keyes was mistakenly issued a razor before he committed suicide. A report released yesterday by the Alaska Department of Corrections also says “it appears that razor was not retrieved.” It does not say how Keyes died – only that it was a suicide. Keyes’ body was found in his cell Dec. 2, months before he was to have gone trial in the 2012 killing of an Anchorage barista. Investigators believe there could be more victims in Oregon, Washington and Texas. Corrections officials didn’t immediately return phone calls from the AP yesterday.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon state parole board has declined to set an early release date for a bank robber who wounded a guard and led an escape from a Portland jail more than 30 years ago. Now 69, Stephen Kessler was sent to prison for 90 years for attempted aggravated murder, kidnapping of guards and jail escape. He won’t be eligible for parole until 2039, when he’ll be in his mid-90s. Kessler’s lawyer noted that a psychiatrist and board-appointed psychologist supported Kessler’s release.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene brother and sister say sure, they briefly daydreamed of ways they could use the thousands of dollars they found lying on a road in a blue bank deposit bag. Still, 21-year-old Katie Moi and her 26-year-old brother Ryan knew they couldn’t keep the thick stack of $100 bills. The siblings drove to their father’s house. Erik Moi saw from paperwork in the bag that the money belonged to a company called Reliable Credit. He returned the money for Katie and Ryan. Reliable Credit President Lee Holzman confirms the family’s account and says he’s very grateful for its return. He called the Mois the “cool part of the story.”


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