3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/21/2013 10:45 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A woman has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for her role in starving and beating her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter at their home in Sandy. The Oregonian reports 28-year-old Michelle Nicole Smith apologized in court for the 2010 death of Alexis Pounder. Smith pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and testified against her boyfriend. Donald Cockrell was convicted of murder by abuse and criminal mistreatment and sentenced last week to at least 33 years in prison.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Three civilian employees of the Eugene Police Department are under investigation after auditors couldn’t locate 1,100 items that had been held in the property control unit. Police Chief Pete Kerns told The Register-Guard that questions about the employee arose earlier this year as the department upgraded its property control system.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 28-year-old man who demanded a stranger’s headphones at a Portland light rail station, then fired three rounds from a handgun, has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. The Oregonian reports that one of Blake Humphers’ bullets hit him in the leg. No one else was hurt in the Sept. 13 incident that was caught on TriMet video.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The Jackson County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance yesterday requiring veterinarians to report rabies vaccinations. Commissioner Don Skundrick told the Mail Tribune one goal of the move is to increase licensing revenue. If the county finds that a dog on the vaccination list is not licensed, a notice and license application will be sent to the owner.


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