1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/26/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A 30-year-old man has been arrested on charges he tossed a homemade bomb at a house in Southern Oregon where his girlfriend took refuge after breaking up with him. Police Chief Ken Lewis says Michael J. Pankey was arrested Wednesday night a few miles outside of Rogue River. The bomb went off Monday. No one was injured in the explosion.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – A Lane County sheriff’s officer says a Springfield man was taken by ambulance to a hospital after he reportedly was bitten by another man during a fight. The Register-Guard says the 40-year-old bite victim’s injuries weren’t believed to be life-threatening. The officer says the Eugene man accused of doing the biting yesterday doesn’t face any charges.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon federal judge has ruled the practice of limiting inmates’ mail to only postcards is unconstitutional. The ruling from U.S. District Court judge Michael Simon throws into question the constitutionality of the practice in other states. The ruling is the first legal precedent opponents can use in their opposition to a policy that stretches across the U.S.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Investigators have released a new photograph of a young Oklahoma man whose truck was found abandoned in the rugged backcountry of southeastern Oregon. Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup says he hopes the new photo of 19-year-old Dustin Self of Piedmont, Okla., will generate better leads than the last one, taken from his driver’s license.


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