3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/02/2013 10:27 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a truck driver was looking at his cell phone when he rear-ended another truck on I-84 near Pendleton. Troopers say a semi with a trailer of apples was traveling about 5 mph because of two flat trailer tires. The driver of an approaching tanker truck didn’t notice the slow vehicle because he was looking at his phone. The crash resulted in only minor injuries. The tanker truck driver was cited for following too close, and the driver of the apple truck was cited for operating an unsafe vehicle.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A 9-year-old boy was struck by a car while riding his bike last evening in the Deschutes River Woods area of Bend. The Deschutes County sheriff’s office says an ambulance took the boy to a Bend hospital. KTVZ reports the car was driven by a 90-year-old Bend man and investigators believe the boy rode into the car’s lane.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Scalping tickets to the Dalai Lama’s May 10 speech in Eugene is legal in Oregon, but a follower says it’s bad karma. When the Dalai Lama agreed to speak at the University of Oregon his contract required the event be noncommercial with a nominal ticket prices. The Register-Guard reports the $20 tickets are being re-sold by an online ticket broker at prices ranging from $225 to $282 a seat. A follower of the Tibetan religious leader says scalping causes spiritual harm to a greedy seller.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A woman wanted for a probation violation who escaped from Lane County deputies last month by jumping in the Siuslaw (seye-YOO’-slaw) River is back in custody. A county dispatch clerk told The Register-Guard that 31-year-old Tasha Marie Gustina was arrested last night in Eugene. She was convicted in 2011 of methamphetamine possession and eluding police.


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