Date: 04/03/2014 09:17 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State University has paid $1,000 plus $100,000 in legal fees to a former student to settle a lawsuit over the confiscation of distribution boxes for a conservative-leaning student newspaper. The Oregonian reports OSU did not acknowledge wrongdoing but agreed to the payout to William Rogers to end the 2009 lawsuit brought by supporters of the newspaper called The Liberty.
HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) – Hermiston and Oregon State Police are looking for a man they say has gone missing under suspicious circumstances. Officers found 59-year-old Alvin Lee Patterson’s car Monday morning in a parking lot near the I-82 bridge over the Columbia River. KNDU reports the man’s ID and cell phone were inside.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Lane County sheriff’s spokesman says a man found fatally shot near church property in Eugene was a former Eugene police union president. The Register-Guard reports that sheriff’s officials identified the dead officer as 44-year-old Erik Humphrey. Lane County sheriff’s officials are investigating the death. They have declined to release details.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Officials say a car that crashed through the front window of a 7-Eleven store in northeast Portland temporarily pinned a customer, who suffered minor injuries. Police say the driver accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brakes yesterday afternoon as she pulled into a parking spot. He says 47-year-old Alake Patterson was cited for driving without insurance and careless driving.
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