Date: 11/12/2013 09:28 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Jurors awarded $101,000 to a Happy Valley woman who was a victim of identity theft and wrongly arrested by Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies in 2009. The Oregonian reports jurors deliberated less than two hours before reaching a verdict upholding Kimberly Fossen’s claims of negligence and false imprisonment against Clackamas County. An arrest warrant had been issued in New York accusing her of theft. The woman police were looking for had assumed Fossen’s identity.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A commission formed as part of a law to combat crime on American Indian reservations is set to release a report today on public safety in Indian Country. The Indian Law and Order Commission traveled around the country to hear from tribal leaders on criminal jurisdiction, courts, grant funding and other topics. What it came up with is a 324-page report that addresses gaps in public safety.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Eastern Oregon legislators say a mental health facility in Pendleton is expected to get a brief reprieve and stay open until March. The East Oregonian newspaper reports local officials hope to use the extra time to figure out an alternate use for the Blue Mountain Recovery Center, which employs about 100 people. Its funding was supposed to run out at year’s end. In 2015, the state plans a new state hospital in Junction City as part of a major overhaul of mental health treatment.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Damian Lillard scored 25 points, making five 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Detroit Pistons 109-103 last night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers, who led by as many as 13 points in the second half.
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