2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/30/2014 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – The Douglas County district attorney’s office says a grand jury has found that an officer’s shooting death of a Reedsport man was justified. Glenn Glancey was shot on July 17 at a mobile home park off U.S. 101 in Reedsport. State police say officers from the Douglas County sheriff’s office and Reedsport police were called to the home on a report of a disturbance and were confronted by a man with a gun.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Attorney for Oregon says an Ashland-based Islamic charity has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a plea agreement. Prosecutors say that in return, the U.S. agreed to dismiss criminal charges against Pete Seda. A federal appeals court last summer overturned his 2010 conviction on charges he smuggled money out of the country to help Chechen rebels fight Russian forces.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A state agency has fined a Gresham plumbing company for two serious violations after a worker was injured when a trench collapsed in March. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division fined Apollo Drain & Rooter Service $5,600. The agency said workers didn’t install an adequate support system to prevent the collapse.

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say an ultra-runner and hiker from Oregon was killed when he fell from a peak in southwest Colorado. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office tells The Durango Herald that 33-year-old Alex Newport-Berra of Ashland was hiking alone July 20 and probably died after falling from a peak. His body was found July 22.


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