2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/29/2015 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon drivers in counties with smaller populations will begin pumping their own gas this week. KATU-TV reports that the new law affecting counties with a population less than 40,000 people will take effect Friday. The goal is to make gas accessible overnight in counties where stations can’t afford to support 24-hour staffing.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The owners of a Portland-area bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple has finally paid the damages ordered by the state. The Bureau of Labor and Industries says Sweet Cakes by Melissa co-owner Aaron Klein, dropped off a check Monday for nearly $137,000.

VENETA, Ore. (AP) – Lane County authorities say the second shooting victim related to a pair of armed home invasions in Veneta has died after being hospitalized in critical condition. The Register-Guard reports that 53-year-old Debra Aleckson died Friday, 10 days after the Dec. 15 shooting that claimed the life of her 59-year-old husband, Wesley Moss. The shooter, 32-year-old Nathan Sunderland, also died in the incident.

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) – A teen is recovering from his injuries after he got stuck on a rock ledge in the ocean near Tillamook and was rescued by the Coast Guard. KATU-TV reports that 18-year-old Chris Henley climbed down near the water and was pulled in by the tide. The teen was eventually able to grab onto a rock ledge, where he stayed until firefighters used jet skis to reach him.


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