2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/16/2016 09:25 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Two former University of Oregon basketball players dismissed in 2014 as a result of rape allegations by a freshman student are suing the university for $10 million each. The Oregonian reports the lawsuit was filed by Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson in Lane County. Four months ago a third player accused, Brandon Austin, sued the school for $7.5 million. The alleged victim settled a lawsuit against the university in August for $800,000.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – The family of a woman who died after being given the wrong medication at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend has reached a settlement with the hospital. The Bend Bulletin reports that Loretta Macpherson of Sisters died in 2014. The hospital found that a pharmacy worker had inadvertently filled an IV bag with the wrong drug, which caused Macpherson to suffer cardiac arrest and brain damage.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman has been sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for manslaughter in connection with a fatal drunk-driving car crash. The East Oregonian reports that Alicia George Breckheimer of Hermiston has been sentenced for a 2014 crash that killed Henry Baker of Ione. Prosecutors say her blood alcohol was at least .15 percent after the crash.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s ballot won’t include a measure that would end daylight saving time after a petition drive failed to collect enough signatures. The Capital Press reports that Medford resident David Miles hoped to abolish the tradition by 2018. He says his 20 volunteers were unable to gather the 117,578 signatures required to get the measure on the November ballot. He says they had about 1,000 signatures as of Sunday.


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