2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/20/2014 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) – Sherwood police say Clackamas County prosecutors have reviewed a state police investigation of Sherwood Officer Adam Keesee and decided no criminal charges will be filed against him. A police spokesman says Keesee remains on paid leave pending an internal investigation. His wife, Denise Keesee, is a former Sherwood High School teacher who last week pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a student.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Legislature may be on the verge of resolving a longstanding conflict over taxation of prepaid cell phones for emergency services. The House Revenue Committee is scheduled to vote today on legislation backed by phone providers and 911 centers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland official says a 20-foot-deep backyard sinkhole that temporarily trapped a southeast Portland homeowner and her puppy is a century-old cesspool. Firefighters rescued Kelly Ryan and her dog unharmed Tuesday night from muck at the bottom of the 3-foot-wide pit after the two fell in while walking in the dark yard. Her house was built in 1907.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Patty Mills came off the bench to score 29 points and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-109 last night in a battle of short-handed teams. The Spurs were playing without starters Tim Duncan and Tony Parker while Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge is out with a groin injury. Damian Lillard scored 31 points for the Trail Blazers.


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