1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/15/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon lawmakers peppered state officials with questions about a proposal to replace a bridge over the Columbia River without funding from Washington state. A lawyer from the Oregon Department of Justice told legislators yesterday that the project wouldn’t necessarily need approval in the Washington Legislature. But Oregon would need agreements with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration.

WHITE CITY, Ore. (AP) – Federal inspectors have found 17 violations of worker safety codes at a Veterans Affairs medical facility in Southern Oregon. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said yesterday that 10 of the violations at the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City are serious. The spokeswoman for the facility did not immediately return a telephone call.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A grand jury in Southern Oregon has indicted a 65-year-old woman on charges she killed two people and dismembered the corpses. The Jackson County district attorney’s office said yesterday that Susan Monica of Rogue River will be arraigned on the indictments next week. A fifth indictment charges she stole the identity of a man named Robert Haney.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland say they’ve arrested a 33-year-old woman in two recent cases of purses snatched from older women. In one case, an 89-year-old woman was thrown to the ground. In the other, the victim was 90 years old. Sgt. Pete Simpson said police had identified Tiffany Smith as their purse-snatching suspect and arrested her yesterday on an unrelated warrant out of nearby Clackamas County.


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