2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/28/2015 09:19 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 24-year-old woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for attacking a stranger with a knife outside a Milwaukie bar. The Oregonian reports that Danielle Welsh had pleaded guilty to stabbing and slashing another woman in the parking lot of the River Road House Bar in March 2014. Prosecutors say Welsh and her victim were at the bar with mutual friends. Welsh believed the other woman made some disparaging comments about her.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eugene city prosecutors have dropped trespassing charges against a protester who was ticketed for entering a closed plaza nearly two years ago. The Register-Guard reports that prosecutors filed a motion Friday to dismiss the misdemeanor count against Larry Brugh, who had entered the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza after it had been closed for cleaning. The closure had effectively ended a camp-in protest.

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) – Authorities in West Virginia say an Oregon man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide. Neal Falls of Springfield was carrying axes, a shovel and bleach when he was fatally shot July 18 by an escort he attacked in Charleston, West Virginia.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Deschutes County has updated its plan for dealing with natural disasters, including the potential Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that recently received national attention. The Bulletin reports that county commissioners adopted the update last week. The plan details how the county and cities of La Pine, Redmond, Bend and Sisters can reduce the destruction caused by disasters like wildfires and winter storms.


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