2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/22/2013 09:33 AM

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – With their outside shots falling and their defense harassing Oklahoma State all afternoon, the Oregon Ducks played well above their disappointing seeding and into the next round of the NCAA tournament. Damyean Dotson scored 17 points and Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 17 rebounds to help 12th-seeded Oregon beat the fifth-seeded Cowboys 68-55. Oregon advanced to play fourth-seeded St Louis tomorrow for a spot in the Midwest regional in Indianapolis next week. The Billikens beat New Mexico State 64-44.

PORT HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A 49-year-old Oregon woman who authorities say is believed to have dumped the body of an elderly woman behind a Michigan thrift store is being held at an Illinois jail. Michigan authorities say the Salem woman, whose name wasn’t immediately released, is jailed pending further court action. The body of a roughly 80-year-old woman was found March 12. The sheriff’s department says it was hidden for more than a week under snow and blankets behind the store the Goodwill store northeast of Detroit.

COLUMBIA CITY, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a Rainier couple were arguing as they drove down Highway 30 near Columbia City last night when the woman grabbed the steering wheel causing the man driving to lose control and crash into a natural gas line. No one was injured in the crash, but a natural gas leak closed the highway for three hours and cut off service to nearby residents until crews could make repairs. Police say Sebastian Dudek was cited for reckless driving and his wife Ashley Dudek jailed on a charge of reckless endangering another person.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is visiting Vancouver today to meet with local business leaders about plans for a new Interstate 5 over the Columbia River connecting with Portland. Oregon recently approved putting in $450 million toward the project. Washington has to kick in a similar amount to secure federal funding. Still in dispute is whether the bridge should extend Portland’s light-rail system into Vancouver.


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