2nd Oregon News Minute

Date: 02/27/2015 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a woman accused of allowing her 10-year-old daughter to be bitten by her boyfriend’s dog. The Oregonian reports the court this week reversed the Washington County conviction of Elesia English for injuries her daughter suffered in 2011 from two bites. The court says the woman may have been reckless, but it did not rise to the level of criminal mistreatment.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland say two bodies have been found in separate areas along the Willamette River. Police say the deaths are not believed to be connected. A man’s body was spotted yesterday under a drain pipe near the Burnside Bridge. Hours later, a woman was found dead on a walkway along the river near the Steel Bridge. Police say investigators believe an unspecified “medical event” resulted in her death.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Marion County sheriff’s officials say deputies have arrested a 56-year-old transient accused of crawling onto a moving bulldozer while swinging an ax. They say the bulldozer operator at a Salem landfill called 911 yesterday afternoon, then locked himself in the cab of the machine and waited for deputies.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oracle America Inc. has filed a lawsuit accusing former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s campaign consultants of orchestrating the abandonment of the now-defunct Cover Oregon health insurance exchange portal to assist his re-election effort. The suit restates Oracle’s argument made in a previous lawsuit that Oregon, and not the tech giant, was responsible for problems that led to the portal’s failure to launch in 2013.


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