2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/03/2013 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Two more former college football players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA stemming from concussions and brain injuries. John DuRocher, a quarterback at Washington and Oregon, and Darin Harris, a safety at Washington, are seeking more than $5 million in damages. Both say they sustained repeated head injuries, despite promises that they would be competing in a protected college environment.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Eugene city manager has fired the city prosecutor, who was arrested for investigation of drunken driving but has not been charged. The Register-Guard reports that state officials reviewing Dan Barkovic’s arrest have not yet decided whether he will be charged. The 60-year-old prosecutor says he made “a very bad decision to drive that evening” and accepts responsibility for the decision.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Oregon state police say a man accused of causing a traffic accident as he drove the wrong way on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon later turned around and led officers on a six-mile chase before he was arrested. The Medford Mail Tribune reports police say that after 49-year-old Sergey Zhura of Grants Pass was arrested, he was taken to a hospital for a mental and medical evaluation.

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of a man who was found dead inside a car last weekend in the parking lot of a Gresham apartment complex. An investigation by the East County major Crimes Team led to yesterday’s arrest of a Portland man, Alamo Shagadadean Williams. He’s jailed on a murder charge in the death of Jeffery Pope.


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