1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/12/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a man who slashed his girlfriend’s throat and tossed her body into a Washington County woodlot. Delfino Hurtado-Navarrete confessed to the March 2009 killing. But his appellate attorneys argued that he wasn’t properly advised of his rights before he confessed. The appeals court yesterday sided with prosecutors, who said Hurtado-Navarrete was read his rights multiple times.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $1.4 million to the family of a man who died at the state mental hospital. The family’s lawsuit said Moises Perez was treated inhumanely and the nursing staff failed to monitor his condition. Perez was 42 when he died of coronary heart disease in 2009. An investigation showed he lay dead for several hours in his room across from a nursing station before his body was found.

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (AP) – Police in southwest Washington say they’ve arrested a 13-year-old male student in threats that prompted the closure of six suburban Vancouver schools. Battle Ground police Sgt. Aaron Kanooth said yesterday that police believe the student acted alone. Police say he lacked the means to carry out the threats. Battle Ground is part of the Portland, Ore.-Vancouver metro area.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Justice says a panel of arbitrators has ordered tobacco companies to pay Oregon $9 million they withheld from a 2003 payment under the multi-state settlement over tobacco-related diseases. Tobacco companies argued they should not have to make full payments because Oregon and other states didn’t “diligently enforce” provisions of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. That requires states to collect escrow payments on cigarette sales by tobacco companies that did not join the deal. Arbitrators ruled yesterday that Oregon didn’t fail to enforce that provision.


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