2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/11/2016 09:22 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

BURNS, Ore. (AP) – The occupation of national wildlife area by a small, armed group upset over federal land policies is in its second week. The group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon’s high desert country on Jan. 2 planned no media briefings. It was quiet at the entrance to the refuge yesterday. So far, the authorities have not moved in to remove the group.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say they’ve arrested a driver who hit a pedestrian in downtown Portland and sped away from the scene. A 50-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after the vehicle struck him early yesterday. Police used a special intervention technique to stop the vehicle and arrested the man behind the wheel. Preliminary information indicates he may be under the influence of alcohol.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – State officials say landslide repairs on Oregon Highway 42 could cost $5 million and take months. The Register Guard reports those repairs to the road was damaged in the Dec. 23 slide that sent soil and rocks over the roadway and into the Coquille River. The estimated repair cost is on top of $11 million already budgeted for a two-year state curve-straightening project on the road near the Douglas-Coos county line.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Dillon Brooks had 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Oregon pulled away in the second half to beat Stanford 71-58 last night in Eugene. Tyler Dorsey and Dwayne Benjamin added 12 points apiece for Oregon, which has won 18 consecutive home games.


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