1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/01/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Discounts on pot, free food for folks with the munchies and live music will usher in a historic day for Oregon and for marijuana advocates across the country, as recreational sales of the drug begin in the state. Oregon is one of four states that have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. Legal sales began at midnight.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A northern Idaho woman is relieved that a fugitive wanted in the kidnapping and torture of two women in suburban Portland, Oregon, nearly a quarter century ago has been arrested at a hotel in Mexico. Michaelle (Mee’-shell) Dierich (Deh-rik’) of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, says she was a victim of 45-year-old Paul Erven Jackson. She says she will testifu against him at trial.

EUGNE, Ore. (AP) – A man is facing criminal charges after allegedly wounding a Lane County sheriff’s deputy during a shootout. The Register-Guard reports that 38-year-old Carlos Roa, who was also shot, was arraigned at a Springfield hospital on charges of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. The officer was taken to a hospital and has since been released.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – State regulators have fined a company that conducts aerial pesticide spraying on private timberlands for worker protection violations. The Oregon Department of Agriculture says Applebee Aviation must pay $1,100 and implement new procedures and training. The company’s Commercial Pesticide Operator license was also suspended.


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