1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/05/2013 03:59 AM

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A judge has trimmed 4½ years from a 60-year prison sentence for an Oregon man whose crime spree included slitting a Eugene drug dealer’s throat. A Circuit Court judge yesterday corrected a sentencing error for one of 18 charges that Shawn Monro was convicted of in 2010. The Register-Guard reports that the 31-year-old Veneta man still has about 50 years left on his mandatory sentence.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – Astoria Police say they are investigating a struggle yesterday between a security guard at a Social Security office and a 36-year-old Astoria man. The Daily Astorian reports both the officer and the man say the officer pulled a firearm and tried to detain the man. Officers said the incident is likely to be turned over to the district attorney’s office.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Bend businessman is dropping his bid for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in the 2014 election. Sam Carpenter announced his decision yesterday, less than a month after jumping into the race. Since then, several other GOP candidates have entered the contest.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Federal fisheries managers have cut upcoming West Coast sardine harvests by two-thirds while scientists try to get a better handle on indications the population is entering a significant down cycle. The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 7-6 Sunday to set the overall harvest level for California, Oregon and Washington at about 7,000 metric tons for the first six months of 2014. The issue will be taken up again in April.


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