1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/05/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say officers were involved in a shooting late last night in northeast Portland and one person was hit. Sgt. Pete Simpson said that person’s condition was not immediately known. No officers were injured.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police have identified a Portland couple shot in their home over the weekend. Police said yesterday that an autopsy showed 52-year-old Lori Lynn Erp died of her wound. Her husband, 56-year-old Lloyd Erp, is recovering in the hospital. Police say they haven’t made any arrests. They got a report Saturday a man at the house was considering suicide. The man later surrendered after calling 911. Family members told The Oregonian that the couple had struggled financially.

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) – Officials in the Oregon coastal town of North Bend say a 16-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in a restaurant parking lot partially swallowed a garbage truck. City Administrator Terence O’Connor tells The World newspaper that the truck needed to be towed out of the hole yesterday. O’Connor says the hole opened up in the parking lot of a Sizzler restaurant about 4:30 a.m. He says the property, like many in the area, is built on dredge fill. Work was under way to fix the problem.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man hit in the head with a bolt-cutting tool by a stranger who yelled anti-gay comments says the attacker appeared to be enraged by the sight of the victim’s pink poodle. David Beltier tells The Oregonian he was walking with his boyfriend and their poodle in the Portland suburb of Hillsboro last Friday when a stranger drove by, yelling “that’s not right for that dog to be that color.” The man soon turned around and allegedly hit Beltier once in the shoulder, then grabbed the heavy tool and hit him behind his left ear. Beltier didn’t require medical attention. A witness wrote down a license plate number. Hillsboro police later arrested 22-year-old George Allen Mason Jr. for investigation of second-degree intimidation and several other charges.


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