2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/18/2015 09:16 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say an officer has shot and wounded someone wielding a knife and “coming at” police. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at a Portland home. Officers initially responded to reports that the subject had been cutting himself. That was quickly followed by a report that a woman said someone with a knife had broken into her house. She was able to escape with her two young children.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene man is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow for plotting to kill his 70-year-old neighbor. A jury on Friday convicted 57-year-old Jeffrey Leonard of attempted aggravated murder, solicitation to commit murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The victim testified that he obtained a restraining order against Leonard in 2013 after he and his girlfriend endured years of harassment.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – Visitors will pay more next year to enter Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Entrance fees will increase from $3 to $5 per person starting Jan. 1. The annual pass will increase from $10 to $20 per person. The Daily Astorian newspaper reports the increase follows a directive from the National Park Service.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Karrie McIntyre to fill a vacancy in Lane County Circuit Court. The Eugene lawyer replaces Cynthia Carlson, who retired last year. An appointment was expected before spring, but was delayed after John Kitzhaber resigned as governor.


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