Date: 01/15/2016 09:25 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A federal jury has ruled in favor of a Eugene motorcyclist who was kicked in the chest by an Oregon State Police captain after a chase. The Register-Guard reports the jury awarded Justin Wilkens $180,000 yesterday to settle his excessive force claim in the 2012 incident. Capt. Rob Edwards began to pursue Wilkens and rear-ended Wilkens’ motorcycle. Edwards then be seen pointing a gun at Wilkens and kicking him in the chest. Edwards testified at trial his actions were in line with police policy and training.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – A Klamath Falls man arrested on murder charges in the death of a Sprague River man has accepted a plea deal just weeks before he was scheduled to go to trial. The Herald and News reports that Teel Blue Gentry pleaded no contest yesterday to criminally negligent homicide and other charges in the 2013 death of Derrick Forste. Gentry faces up to 30 years in prison.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man accused of nearly severing the hand of an acquaintance with a machete has been sentenced to 12 Â½ years in prison. The Oregonian reports that Clemente Banuelos-Delgado had pleaded no contest to first-degree assault. Investigators say Banuelos-Delgado had been drunk at a friend’s home when he got upset with her for using Pine-Sol to clean the garage.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University has extended its current sponsorship contract with Nike by 15 years in a deal worth $252 million. The university and Beaverton-based Nike’s current partnership had been scheduled to end in July 2018. It will now continue to 2033.
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