2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/09/2016 09:31 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A bookkeeper for a Sisters construction company has been arrested on charges that she embezzled $430,000 from the company. KTVZ-TV reports that Cheryl Waldron faces 27 felony counts of identity theft, forgery and theft. Prosecutors said Waldron had worked as a bookkeeper for Robinson and Owen Heavy Construction since 1999. She’s due in court March 30 to enter a plea.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man is charged with stealing more than $3 million in funds set aside for workers’ benefits plans. The Oregonian reports that Darren Bottinelli is expected to change his plea and plead guilty to theft next week. Bottinelli ran Axis Health Partners, a third-party administrator that safeguards money workers set aside for health care and other benefits.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The City of Eugene has agreed to pay $215,000 to one of its first police-oversight officials to settle a lengthy legal battle surrounding her firing in 2010. The Register-Guard reports city officials say they settled suits brought by former deputy police auditor Dawn Reynolds to avoid the risk and costs of trials.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Damian Lillard had 41 points and 11 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-109 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards last night. It was Lillard’s 15th straight game with 20-plus points, the second-longest streak in the NBA behind Kevin Durant’s 48.


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