2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/16/2015 09:18 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

VENETA, Ore. (AP) – Lane County authorities are investigating a pair of armed home invasions that left the intruder and another man dead and a woman critically injured. The Register-Guard reports that the sheriff’s office says an armed man fired shots as he tried to force his way inside a Veneta home yesterday morning. The man then went next door, where he is suspected of killing one man and critically injuring a woman inside. Authorities say the intruder was found dead in the second home.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A man has been found guilty in the 2013 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend outside her Medford apartment. The Mail Tribune reports Jose Valencia-Gaona was convicted of murder yesterday in Maria Rodriguez’s death. The trial that ended yesterday is the third time Valencia-Gaona was tried — the other two ended in mistrials. Valencia-Gaona faces 25 years to life in prison.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Health Authority is considering charging medical marijuana growers $200 a year for each patient they serve. That’s a significant hike from the current fee of $50 per patient. Oregon law allows medical marijuana growers to grow cannabis for up to four patients. The Oregonian reports that people who grow only for themselves would not be subject to the higher fee.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Elgin Cook matched his career high with 26 points and Oregon stayed perfect at home with a 78-63 victory over UC Irvine last night. Cook scored Oregon’s first seven points of the second half to fuel an 18-4 run that gave the Ducks their largest lead at 62-40. Oregon finished with 28 points off 22 turnovers by the Anteaters.


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