1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/10/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) – An investigation into a Seaside police shooting that left a suspect and one officer dead is expected to be complete within the next two weeks. The Daily Astorian reports that Sgt. Jason Goodding was shot and killed Friday by Phillip Ferry, who was being arrested on a felony assault warrant. Another Seaside officer returned fire, killing Ferry. Oregon State Police and Clatsop County are investigating whether the shooting of Ferry was justified. The autopsy results on Goodding and Ferry haven’t yet been released.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) – The auction of 33 stores in Washington and Oregon owned by grocery store chain Haggen has been delayed for a third time. The Bellingham Herald reports the auction date has been moved from Feb. 11 to Feb. 22. No reasons have been given for the rescheduling. Whether the name disappears will be up to buyers who could keep the brand, which is well-known in the Pacific Northwest.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities arrested a Warm Springs police sergeant accused of setting up a marijuana sale while on duty in the squad room. Federal court records show 44-year-old Lonny McEwen is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Though Oregon voters legalized recreational pot, marijuana possession remains illegal on the Warm Springs reservation.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon lawmakers are a step closer to upholding the state’s controversial decision late last year to remove the gray wolf from its endangered species list. By ratifying the delisting of the wolf through legislation, lawmakers hope that will make a lawsuit filed by conservationists moot or stymie its process.


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