1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/09/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A man who managed to sneak a razor fragment through the Clackamas County courthouse security system used it to cut his own throat after he was sentenced on a theft conviction. The Oregonian reports says the 55-year-old man was rushed to a hospital, where he was being treated for neck lacerations. The man’s name was not available and the details of his legal case were not immediately clear. County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Wurpes said last night he had no update on the man’s condition but added the defendant did not hit an artery.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police in Salem say a man found dead inside a car last weekend died from a gunshot wound. The Oregon state medical examiner’s office has ruled the death of 32-year-old Andrew Entizne a homicide. The Statesman Journal reports that the McMinnville man’s body was found inside a silver sedan about 3 a.m. Saturday. Several people called about hearing gunfire in the area. The vehicle was found in a ditch. Police are investigating.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – Searchers have found a Klamath County skier who disappeared Sunday on Mount Ashland. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that 52-year-old Carol Koon Of Chiloquin spent the night in a horse corral and was able to get service on her cellphone yesterday morning. A helicopter crew then saw her on a Forest Service road. Rescuers on a snow machine brought her back to the lodge, where she hugged family members. She vanished after telling them she was going skiing in the steep, ungroomed area known as “the bowl” in the Mt. Ashland Ski Area. She didn’t make a 4 p.m. rendezvous with the family.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Adult victims of child sex abuse are asking Oregon legislators to eliminate the deadline for prosecutors to file charges against alleged abusers. Prosecutors are currently prohibited from filing charges in child sex-abuse cases after the victim turns 30. The House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would eliminate that deadline for certain sex crimes if the victim is a minor and the abuser is an adult. Proponents say it can take decades for children who are sexually abused to be comfortable coming forward to authorities. Critics worry about a defendant’s right to a fair trial.


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