2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/30/2014 09:22 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Police in Springfield say one driver shot and killed another last night during an argument over a car crash. The drivers reportedly had been involved in a relatively minor accident on the Bob Straub Parkway. KVAL-TV reports that police say the gunman is in custody.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eugene police are asking for help from the public after a witness reported seeing a woman being pulled into a car last evening near a bar east of Autzen Stadium. Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says the vehicle was described as an older, four-door, dark-colored sedan that headed south.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Facing a teachers’ strike deadline of Feb. 6, the Medford school board has declared a state of emergency. The Medford Mail Tribune reports the board gave Superintendent Phil Long extra authority, prohibited picketing on school property and took other steps. The teachers union says it plans to strike Feb. 6 unless contract agreement can be reached.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman who won nearly $19 million in a lawsuit against Equifax over credit reporting mistakes saw the jury award cut to less than $2 million yesterday by a federal judge in Portland. The Oregonian reports the jury award in July was one of the largest granted to a consumer in a case against a major credit bureau. Equifax appealed. Julie Miller said she tried to contact Equifax eight times between 2009 and 2011 to correct inaccuracies, but the agency failed to correct its mistakes.


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