1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/27/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a 32-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been booked into Multnomah County Jail in connection with a stabbing outside a north Portland store. Two men were stabbed yesterday morning during a confrontation over a backpack. Police say 53-year-old Randal Davis and 32-year-old William Hashman suffered stab wounds. Paul Hargrow was booked on assault and robbery charges. Gabrielle King was booked on a robbery charge. They are set to be arraigned today.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – Coos Bay authorities believe that a man whose body was found behind a warehouse Sunday had been dead since last Wednesday night. The World newspaper in Coos Bay reports two suspects appeared in court Monday. Bail was set at $1.5 million each. A grand jury is to convene tomorrow to consider murder charges. Police arrested 31-year-old Michael Gertson and 46-year-old Jesse Longhenry. The Coos County district attorney says a third man being held for parole violation is a “person of interest.” He didn’t identify him. An autopsy found that 34-year-old Jesse Hayes was beaten on the head and strangled.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting preliminary site assessments at four locations in West Salem to look for a possible connection among several cancer cases. EPA official Anthony Barber said at a public meeting that a team is looking at land-use records, spill reports and environmental history at each site to determine whether or not the site is safe. The Statesman Journal says several cases of osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, have been seen in young people in recent years. Residents are concerned about possible environmental exposure. A preliminary assessment may take six months.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Fred Meyer has recalled five types of private label wheat bread after discovering pieces of plastic in loaves delivered to stores in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The Oregonian reports the bread was also sold in QFC stores in Oregon and Washington. They all featured March 8 sell-by date. Fred Meyer spokeswoman Melinda Merrill says the plastic was discovered in the retailer’s Clackamas bakery. She says so far no customers have reported finding any plastic in purchased loaves.


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