2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/13/2013 09:21 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A 60-year-old Roseburg woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing $300,000 in federal and state welfare benefits over a 14-year period. The Register-Guard reports Judith Eubank pleaded guilty to theft of government funds and made a $100,000 down payment on restitution. Investigators say she lied about family income to collect Social Security, food stamps, medical and other benefits for which she did not qualify.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a man accused of following a woman after she left a light rail train and attacking her in a Portland State University elevator is a registered sex offender. KGW-TV said 40-year-old Nate Wheeler pleaded not guilty yesterday to two counts of first-degree sex abuse. Investigators say they obtained surveillance video from the MAX train and received a tip about the assailant.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysian prosecutors have filed murder charges against a Pakistani security guard arrested after a pastor from Oregon was found dead. Police have said Rev. David Ginter died of asphyxiation in his home near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s main city, on May 4. Ginter was from the Portland area.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency estimates it will cost over $5 million for a partial cleanup of an abandoned copper mine in Douglas County that is leaching toxic metals into a creek that feeds the Umpqua River. The money would pay to remove mining waste, a job that could cost $13 million. Even more money would be required to deal with acidic water draining out of a tunnel. The Register-Guard reports there’s no money available for the work at the Formosa Mine, 10 miles south of Riddle.


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