2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/26/2015 09:07 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested in the attempted abduction of a toddler walking with his mother on a northwest Portland street. Sgt. Pete Simpson says several passers-by intervened yesterday afternoon to help the two. The 2-year-old boy was not hurt. Matthew Lee Edwards was jailed last night for investigation of attempted first-degree kidnapping and is due in court today.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A jury has acquitted a Portland man charged with killing his wife after what was described as a suicide pact left her dead and him wounded. The couple had left a signed suicide note outlining their reasons for wanting to die on March 2, 2013. Lloyd Erp and his wife Lori each suffered two bullet wounds to the head. A jury deadlocked in an earlier trial and a mistrial was declared.

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) – Woodburn police say a 37-year-old woman who reported that she was sexually assaulted by four young men made the whole thing up. Police say the woman confessed she was lying early Monday when she told police she was attacked while delivering newspapers. She was treated at a hospital for minor injuries that turned out to be self-inflicted.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Damian Lillard had 23 points and 12 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers used a 10-point fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Utah Jazz 92-89 last night. Lillard helped Portland snap a five-game losing streak, scoring 13 fourth-quarter points. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and nine rebounds.


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