2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/19/2013 09:38 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man charged with killing his wife in 2011 has pleaded guilty to murder. Peter Zielinski’s trial was scheduled to begin yesterday but he entered the plea and is expected to be sentenced today. Court documents say Peter Zielinski of Keizer told police found text messages and e-mails that confirmed his suspicions that his wife Lisa Zielinski was having an affair.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland Fire and Rescue says it took an hour-and-a-half to cut the driver from a pickup truck that hit a freeway sign last night along southbound Interstate 5 in Portland. Rescuers had to use cutting tools and hydraulic spreading tools to create an opening large enough to remove the man in his 50s. He was hospitalized with serious injuries.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Some Portland light rail riders found themselves on shuttle buses after a westbound train’s rear set of wheels lifted off the track as the train left a northeast Portland station. The train remained upright in yesterday’s mishap and no one was hurt. TriMet says a faulty track brake bracket caused the problem.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Sometimes the right tool for the job – is not a bike lock. Eugene resident Ross Daniels lost his pickup truck to thieves last Thursday night, only to have it recovered by police on Friday – and stolen again on Sunday. The Register-Guard reports that Daniels decided to get a locking device that immobilizes the steering wheel. He wanted to wait until Monday to buy one at a discount from Eugene police, so he used a bike cable and lock stretched from the seat frame to the steering wheel. By late Sunday the truck was gone.


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