3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/18/2013 10:41 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eight people were arrested and 25 minors were cited for alcohol possession at a St. Patrick’s Day party in Eugene that police described as out of control. More than 30 people were crammed in the two-bedroom apartment when police responded early yesterday to a noise complaint. The Register-Guard reports those arrested face possible charges of furnishing alcohol to minors and resisting arrest. They include some people identified on the University of Oregon website as students.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.78. That’s down 2 cents in a week and 9 cents higher than the national average. Some metro prices from the AAA’s Monday survey: Portland $3.77, Salem $3.78, Eugene-Springfield $3.84 and Medford $3.82.

OAK GROVE, Ore. (AP) – A 7-year-old Oak Grove girl is credited with helping her family escape a house fire. KATU says Alexus Osburn woke her family in their smoke-filled home early Saturday. There were no injuries and the family escaped, and so did their dog. The girl says she woke up to use the bathroom and saw the smoke, then woke up her brother, father and his girlfriend. There were no working smoke alarms inside the home. Bill Osburn says he turned them off because he was heating the home with a wood stove.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Used-car dealers top the list of Oregon businesses receiving the most consumer complaints filed with the state. The Statesman Journal says the Oregon Department of Justice received 11,625 consumer complaints in 2012. Complaints about telemarketers accounted for the largest share, but only about one-third of those complaints were about Oregon-based businesses. More than one-third of the used-car dealer complaints centered on failure to disclose previous damage.


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