2nd Oregon News from the AP

Date: 02/18/2013 09:39 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland Police say officers have shot and killed a suspect while checking reports of a gunman outside Portland Adventist Medical Center last night. A police statement issued early today says the hospital was locked down as officers checked out a report of a man with a gun in the parking lot. Some officers encountered the suspect and the fatal shots were fired.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A two-week quarantine has been implemented at the Willamette Humane Society shelter in Salem after veterinarians there found three suspected cases of canine influenza. The cases appeared in a litter of puppies that arrived at the shelter on Feb. 1 and were later adopted. In most cases an affected dog will have only a mild form of the disease but a small percentage may develop a severe case of pneumonia. Canine influenza does not pose a risk to humans or cats.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A man whose murder conviction was overturned by the Oregon Supreme Court last fall returned to a Roseburg courtroom last week. The court revised its standards for allowing eyewitness testimony when it ordered a new trial for Samuel Lawson, whose conviction was largely based on the account of a woman critically wounded in the attack that killed her husband at an Umpqua National Forest campground in 2003. The court said detectives coaxed the woman into identifying Lawson as the man who shot her and her husband.

REEDSPORT, Ore. (AP) – A wave energy company is trying to locate its multimillion-dollar buoy anchor that it installed 2½ miles offshore last fall. The World newspaper of Coos Bay reports that Ocean Power Technologies installed an anchor for a PB150 PowerBuoy wave energy system about 2.5 miles offshore last fall. The buoy system is intended to be the first of 10 the company installs off Reedsport. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last year issued the company a 35-year license for a wave energy park.


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