2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/25/2015 09:24 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Keizer man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the fatal heroin overdose of a Clackamas nurse practitioner. The Oregonian reports that Joel Zavala-Espinosa was four levels up the heroin distribution supply chain that provided Jamey Bergara with the drug that killed her in 2012.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A cook who sustained serious injuries while trying to burn down the Portland restaurant he worked at has been sentenced to six years in prison for arson. The Oregonian reports that prosecutors said Marcus Tyler was unhappy he wasn’t getting a cut of wait staff tips, which prompted him to use his key to enter Pal’s Shanty Tavern in 2013. The fire gutted the bar and caused it to permanently close.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Jackson County grand jury has ruled that a Medford police corporal was justified in using deadly force when he shot and killed a suspect. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that Cpl. Tom Venables was cleared yesterday of any wrongdoing for the May 31 death of James Anthony Morris. He was fatally shot after he fired at least one shot at a Medford officer who had responded to a woman’s call about a depressed man who was threatening suicide.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – Roseburg Forest Products will relocate its headquarters to Springfield. The Roseburg News-Review reports that the company says the move is largely an attempt to appeal to younger employees who don’t want to move to rural Oregon. The company says it will keep its mills running in Douglas County but departments like finance and information technology will move.


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