2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/16/2015 09:16 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police have arrested three people outside a boarded-up home in southeast Portland that had its scheduled demolition delayed because a man wouldn’t come down from the roof. The Oregonian reports neighbors said the unidentified man had been on the roof all afternoon while police observed the crowd of about 60 spectators. The two-story home, built more than 100 years ago, is in the process of being demolished.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 37-year-old man who fatally stabbed his aunt has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years. KOIN-TV reports Teddy Stivahtis Jr. previously pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the October 2014 death of Deanna Stivahtis.

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) – The Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District has relieved its chief of his duties. The Daily Astorian reports the fire district says Mike Balzer was let go due to a personal matter, but declined to provide further information. Balzer, who couldn’t be reached for comment, became fire chief in 2012. He has led the district through wildfires and made decisions regarding fire closures over severe drought seasons.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A complaint filed against Oregon City’s top administrator says he made racially insensitive comments to two employees and accused them of lying after they reported the comments. The Oregon City Commission said it’s releasing David Frasher from the city manager position. The complaint filed by the police chief says that in a conversation about a recent trip to Romania, Frasher told two policemen that there was little crime in the country because no black people lived there.


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