2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/11/2013 09:25 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a handicapped 79-year-old Woodburn man lost his wallet and his pickup truck when he tried to help a sweaty, dirty stranger who claimed to have run out of gas. Clackamas County deputies said the stranger walked up to James Madsen yesterday at his home, asking for gas for his disabled car. Madsen had no gas but offered to take the man to a nearby town to get some. That’s when the man grabbed him from behind, wrestled him to the ground and drove off in his truck.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A consumer group says Oregon needs to change its new medical malpractice law to prevent it from protecting bad doctors. Public Citizen says cases that are settled in mediation should be reported to a national database, just like medical malpractice lawsuits. The Oregonian reports a health adviser to Gov. John Kitzhaber says disclosing the payouts could discourage doctors from participating in mediation.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a former Eugene real estate broker to 21 months in prison for running a mortgage fraud scheme that cost banks and other financers more than $250,000. The Register-Guard reports that Laura Snyder had pleaded guilty to eight counts of wire fraud after an investigation of two businesses she ran that purchased and then managed rental homes in Eugene and Springfield.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State running back Jovan Stevenson has been suspended for the first half of the Beavers’ game at Utah on Saturday. The Pac-12 Conference suspended Stevenson for a late hit during Oregon State’s 33-14 victory over Hawaii last Saturday. The foul occurred on a punt return late in the first half.


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