Date: 09/02/2014 03:59 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland say an officer shot a man who was a pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 off-ramp. He was taken to a hospital with an injury that’s not considered life-threatening. Police haven’t said if the man’s gun was real or a replica.
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a 70-year old man died on a fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean. The fishing vessel Carolyn Ruth arrived at the Coast Guard station in Newport with the body of Eugene Compton of Charleston. Police say Compton appears to have died from natural causes.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the perjury conviction of a man found guilty of causing a drunken-driving crash that killed two friends. Tyler Davis of Florence testified during his manslaughter trial that one of the victims had been driving Davis’ pickup when it crashed on a back road between Florence and Reedsport in 2010. Lane County prosecutors filed the perjury charge after the jury determined Davis was the driver. A judge says prosecutors must prove to jurors in the perjury case that Davis was behind the wheel.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Midway through an early harvest, one of the world’s largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn’t meeting expectations. Medford-based Naumes Inc. told the Mail Tribune that the harvest is two weeks ahead of schedule and it looks like the yield will be 15 percent below normal. It says the culprit was a two-day freeze in late March.
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