1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/01/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a man who escaped from a north Portland prison although he was due to be released in six days has been captured after less than a day. Sgt. Pete Simpson says police found 30-year-old Matthew Medlin late last night at a Jack in the Box in north Portland. Simpson says Medlin was being treated for injuries suffered during his escape before being booked into jail.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A breach of the Oregon secretary of state’s website in February cost taxpayers more than $176,000. The Oregonian reports that the largest expense of more than $72,000 went to Virtual Security Research for “vulnerability testing.” The breach was detected Feb. 4 and knocked the agency’s elections and business registry databases offline for nearly three weeks.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Cave Junction is asking a judge to decide whether the new state law authorizing the sale of medical marijuana through dispensaries complies with the state and U.S. constitutions. Cave Junction city attorney Ryan Kirchoff says the city wants to resolve the conflict between federal law prohibiting the sale of marijuana, and the state law authorizing the sale of medical marijuana.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Authorities in Salem say a police officer responding to a domestic violence call shot and critically wounded a man who reportedly was coming at him with a knife. The Marion County district attorney’s office says 47-year-old Michael Conley was shot by Officer David Baker. Conley was reported in critical condition at a Salem hospital late yesterday. The officer was unhurt.


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