2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/01/2015 09:10 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon Senate committee is hearing public testimony today on a bill requiring background checks on private firearms sales. The bill would require gun buyers and sellers who aren’t related to visit a licensed gun dealer who can run a background check through the Oregon State Police.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 39-year-old man who was adopted from South Korea as a boy but was never naturalized as a U.S. citizen by his parents is facing deportation. Immigration officials say Adam Crapser’s criminal record makes him deportable under immigration law, but they were not aware of his adoption history. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is proposing an automatic citizenship bill for adoptees like Crapser.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Court records show a 73-year-old man beaten to death at his Tigard home last week was found with his legs bound with rope. The man’s 38-year-old son owed his father what the documents describe as a significant amount of money. The Oregonian reports that the son, Nicholas Krochmal Jr. of Lake Oswego is accused of murder in the death of his father, Nick Krochmal. The medical examiner says the father’s head was battered. The younger Krochmal was arrested Friday.

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. Dahl’s wife, Marguerite Dahl, said yesterday that her husband of 40 years died March 23 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The stones came packed in a cardboard box with a tongue-in-cheek instruction pamphlet for “care and feeding.” Dahl estimated he had sold 1.5 million of them at roughly $4 each by the time the fad fizzled.


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