2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/13/2016 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – Linn County officials say they are planning to file a class-action lawsuit against the state of Oregon. The Democrat-Herald reports the three Linn County commissioners are holding a press conference today at the state Capitol in Salem. The county says it will be pursuing “substantial damages” against the state, but did not elaborate.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Washington County jury has awarded more than $3.3 million to the parents of a woman who was beaten to death by her boyfriend in 2012. The Oregonian reports the parents of Julianne Herinckx filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their daughter’s two lovers, Paul Sanelle and Terlin Patrick, claiming that they conspired to kill her for her life insurance money. Sanelle is serving a life sentence for the death. Patrick, who denies the allegations against her, hasn’t been charged.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Reed College in southeast Portland has received a $500,000 grant from Microsoft that will help the school start a degree program in computer science. The Oregonian reports that the private college began planning to raise $5 million for a new computer science degree program about a year and a half ago. School leaders yesterday said the fundraising is nearly complete.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Cory Hall, former Fresno State and NFL defensive end, has been named cornerbacks coach at Oregon State. Hall was briefly a graduate assistant coach for the Beavers during practice last spring before spending last season as secondary coach at Weber State.


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