Date: 06/11/2013 10:44 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Congressman Peter Defazio went shopping at a Winco grocery store in Springfield yesterday to show how little food stamps would buy for one person for one week. He set out to spend just $31.50, but exceeded that by more than a dollar and said, “That’s not a lot of food.” KVAL reports Defazio staged the shopping trip to protest farm bills that would cut the food program known as SNAP and provide big subsidies to farmers.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A White City man accused of burning the feet of a 1-year-old foster child in scalding bath water has pleaded guilty in Jackson County to felony assault. Trevor Emptage was sentenced to nearly three years in prison. The Mail Tribune reports the girl who is now 3 years old has fully recovered and doesn’t recall the burns.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two brothers who killed a 13-year-old boy in Portland have been sentenced in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Ezequiel and Samuel Vasquez pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting and beating death of Julio Cesar Marquez. The Oregonian reports Ezequiel was 15 and Samuel 17 at the time of the killing in 2011. Prosecutors say all three were associated with gangs, but Marquez was killed in a dispute over a girl.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – TriMet says transit workers rescued a baby deer they spotted sleeping on the main track out of a commuter rail facility in Wilsonville, Ore. Spokeswoman Roberta Altstadt said a worker carefully put a blanket over the fawn yesterday morning and picked it up. But the fawn woke up and ran to an open field, where the its mother was waiting.
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