Associated Press Regional Minute #1

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon State Penitentiary inmate reportedly has died and state police are investigating. The Statesman Journal says the unidentified inmate died yesterday afternoon. No additional information was immediately available.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A Vancouver, Wash., woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and DUI in a Jan. 8 car crash that killed a 10-year-old Beaverton boy has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The Oregonian says 39-year-old Paige Danyell Couch entered her pleas yesterday in Washington County Circuit Court. The crash killed David Kardoshov and injured his mother.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon medical marijuana advocates are acting as if the new attorney general is an old friend. The Oregonian says Ellen Rosenblum paid a visit Wednesday to the advisory committee of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and got a warm reception, including a hug and first-name references. Pro-marijuana groups contributed heavily to her campaign.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 23-year-old man who urinated into Portland’s water supply last year has pleaded guilty to misuse of a reservoir and been sentenced to community service. Joshua Seater must complete 24 hours of service at a food bank by Oct. 10. If he fails, he faces five days in jail. The Colton resident and his attorney declined comment after yesterday’s court hearing.

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