1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/13/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon has notched another victory in its high-stakes legal battle with Oracle Inc., over the failure of the Cover Oregon health insurance website. A judge rejected Oracle’s attempt to try the case in federal court. The decision means dueling lawsuits filed by the state and the company will proceed separately in state and federal court. Oracle accuses Oregon of copyright infringement and breach of contract. A spokeswoman declined to comment on the judge’s decision.

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) – Authorities have arrested a rural Yamhill County couple accused of starving their two foster children. Sheriff Tim Svenson said a grand jury indicted John and Danielle Yates on charges of first-degree assault and criminal mistreatment. He says the children spent about a week in the hospital during the Christmas holidays after a relative discovered their condition.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police in Eugene say a 39-year-old driver apparently set herself on fire intentionally, crashed her car on a bridge and jumped 40 feet to a park below. The Register-Guard newspaper of Eugene reports that police say the woman is being treated for life-threatening injuries at a Portland-area hospital.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota highlighted Oregon’s pro day yesterday, looking to show he has the skillset to succeed in the NFL. Five NFL general managers, as well as Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt, watched the workout at the Ducks’ indoor practice facility. It was not open to the public.


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