2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/07/2014 09:21 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland say a 2-year-old boy found critically injured earlier this week at a motel has died. A man arrested in the case remains in jail. Sgt. Pete Simpson said the child died late yesterday afternoon at a Portland hospital. The boy was found Tuesday night at the Unicorn Motel while Joshua Howard remains in custody. Simpson says the former Astoria man is the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) – A suspect in a fatal stabbing in Woodburn has been arrested in Sacramento. The Marion County district attorney’s office says a U.S. Marshals task force arrested Ramon Pena-Cornelio on Wednesday. He’s being held for extradition to Oregon to face prosecution in the Feb. 6 death of Ricardo Hernandez of Woodburn.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted a former professional mixed martial arts fighter on a murder count in the fatal January shooting of an unarmed man after a traffic crash in Springfield. The Register-Guard reports that Gerald Strebendt last night in the Jan. 29 death of David Crofut. Strebendt’s lawyer told the newspaper that his client acted in self-defense.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Legislature’s budget committee has approved more than $200 million in debt to build cancer research facilities for Oregon Health & Science University. The money was included in one of six budget bills approved last night in the Ways and Means Committee, setting up votes in the full House and Senate today. Lawmakers also approved in building projects at five state universities.


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