2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/01/2013 09:28 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a 4-year-old girl has been struck and killed by a car near her home in southeast Portland. Police say the girl had been visiting friends across the street and was returning home last evening when she ran into the street and was hit by a car. The driver stopped and cooperated with police. She was not speeding or impaired by drugs or alcohol.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man with multiple previous DUI convictions has pleaded no contest to charges that he crashed into two young Portland newlyweds, injuring them so badly they have undergone multiple surgeries. The Oregonian reports that Michael Dan Allen apologized to the victims yesterday as he pleaded no contest to DUI and other charges. The newspaper says he will be sentenced next week to two years in prison and his driver’s license will be revoked for life.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man who wrestled over a gun six years ago with the barista who killed two California police officers this week says he isn’t surprised the gunman’s life came to such a violent end. Danny Thomas says Jeremy Goulet also pulled a gun in Portland when Thomas confronted him after catching him peeping on Thomas’ girlfriend while she took a shower. Authorities in California say Goulet was killed by police Tuesday after he shot two detectives who went to his home to question him about making unwanted advances on a co-worker.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – A grieving Oregon mother who battled Facebook for full access to her deceased son’s account has been pushing for years for something that would prevent others from losing photos, messages and other memories – as she did. The Oregon Legislature this week proposed to make it easier for loved ones to access the “digital assets” of the dead. But the effort was turned back by pressure from the tech industry, which argued that both a 1986 federal law and voluntary terms of service agreements prevent the sharing of such information – even if the request were included in a last will and testament.


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