1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/26/2013 03:59 AM

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SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a gunman who was shot by officers after he wounded one person at a Silverton RV park has died. A Marion County sheriff’s spokesman also says a man wounded in yesterday’s shooting at the Silver Spur RV park east of Salem is hospitalized in stable condition. Meantime, a woman initially reported as wounded was a witness who wasn’t hurt.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene man accused of turning an officer’s stun gun against him during a struggle outside a bar has been arraigned on four charges. The Lane County district attorney charged 30-year-old Jessie Alexander Wright with unlawful use of a stun gun and assault on a public safety officer, as well as resisting arrest and interfering with police. The Register-Guard says Wright did not enter a plea. Wright’s mother, Lorraine Mason, and several friends say he was not resisting arrest last Friday.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Twin brothers who co-own a Medford security business have been accused of impersonating police. Authorities say 29-year-olds Jason and Donald Libby were arrested last week in connection with the January incidents. Police say Jason Libby handcuffed a man who used the bathroom but did not bring any clothes to the laundry business Libby was hired to watch. Libby drove a Ford Crown Victoria, had a gun and a badge. He also allegedly used force against a woman who told the suspect Libby wasn’t an officer. The next day, a real officer allegedly found Donald Libby giving a teen driver a field sobriety test.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Even a state legislator who is the chief sponsor of a bill to ban many semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity ammunition magazines says the measure is “pretty flawed” in its current form. Democratic Rep. Mitch Greenlick of Portland says he doesn’t think House Bill 3200 “is in play.” Greenlick tells The Oregonian that the bill as introduced goes too far in not only banning the sale of such weapons but in limiting each gun owner to continued possession of just one of the firearms.


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