3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/21/2013 10:27 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) – Facebook plans to build a third data center on its property at Prineville. The social medial company tells The Oregonian it will be a “cold storage” computer server center to archive photos, videos and posts that people don’t need every day. Facebook says it will use less electricity than its two other data centers at Prineville.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The University of Oregon has confirmed details of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Eugene on May 10, following his stop in Portland. The Tibetan Buddhist leader and 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner will speak to students and others at 1:30 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena, which seats 11,000.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say the federal fugitive shot and killed by officers outside a Portland hospital Sunday was holding a black telephone receiver handle that he had stolen from the hospital and broken. They say 50-year-old Merle Hatch used the eight-inch piece of plastic to simulate a handgun, and he used it to twice threaten security at Portland Adventist Medical Center. Hatch was released from federal prison earlier this month and was considered an escapee because he failed to report to a halfway house.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A 44-year-old Lane County woman faces a minimum of 15 years in prison when she is sentenced in Eugene for four bank robberies as an armed career criminal. The U.S. attorney’s office says Lorinda Marie Goodin pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing banks in 2011 in Portland, Gresham and Eugene. She admitted 25 other robberies.


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